Upgrading of Underground Utility Infrastructures in Tallahassee, Florida

The Underground Utility department of the City of Tallahassee, Florida will begin working on two separate major projects that will upgrade their underground utility infrastructures. The project is located on Old Bainbridge Road, Blair Stone Road and Orange Avenue. Both these projects targets to improve the water and sewer services provided to the residents.underground-utility

The underground utility infrastructures along Old Bainbridge Road have been aging. The water system beneath the roadway is more than 60 years old and has reached its useful service life. The Underground utility department took the necessary steps in replacing these infrastructures as to prevent future water interruptions in the area. Also, this change is necessary to safeguard the quality of the water services in the city and to uphold the City’s high standards of reliable water services.

Construction will occur in Old Baindbridge Road from West Brevard and Tharpe streets. The project from Alabama to Tharpe streets is expected to be completed by July. The construction from Alabama to Brevard streets will then start and is expected to be finished by October. Once construction is complete for every section, Leon County will come in to resurface the Old Bainbridge Road. Due to the location of the water system underneath the roadway, localized lane and road closures are to be expected during the whole duration of the project.

On the other hand, the Underground Utility department will also start working on installing underground utility infrastructures within Orange Avenue and Blair Stone Road. This project aims to provide sewer service to residents along Blair Stone Road and Orange Avenue. This would also help improve the ability of the city to manage sanitary sewer system during service disruptions along the Capital Circle. This project will be conducted in two phases. The first phase is expected to last for approximately 90 days.