Construction Updates

ROAD/BRIDGE CLOSURE

Bridge is open to vehicle and marine traffic.
Upcoming bridge closure 8/22 to 9/2.

UPDATES

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August 12, 2022 Construction Phase FDEP has reviewed and approved the placing of the new 12-inch water main into service.
The new 12-inch water main final connections have been completed and it has been placed into service.
Contractor continues to work on the new 16-inch reclaimed water main in preparation of testing and placing it in service.
Connection of new 16-inch reclaimed water main to the existing main is anticipated to occur in 2 weeks.
Contractor continues to work on Phase I punch list items.
Roadway construction for upcoming traffic switch anticipated to begin in 2 weeks after utility tie-in work completed.
Bridge will be closed to traffic from 8/22/22 to 9/2/22 to allow completion of utility tie-ins located in the existing roadway and completion of new roadway construction.
Concrete pours for Phase 2 structural units continue at off-site casting yards.
Off-site testing of Phase 2 structural items continues.
August 5, 2022 Construction Phase Sanitation testing of 12-inch water line was completed. Documentation is being reviewed by FDEP, awaiting approval.
Contractor installed fittings on both ends of the bridge in preparation to connect new 16-inch reclaimed water line to the existing system. Contractor continues to work on the new 16-inch reclaimed water main on the bridge in preparation of testing and placing in service.
Contractor continues to work on Phase I punch list items.
Contractor cleaned and prepared bridge deck for epoxy injection repair of superficial cracking.
Contractor demonstrated epoxy anchoring technique for bridge-mounted barrier wall that will be required during Phase II.
Roadway construction for upcoming traffic switch anticipated to begin after utility tie-in work completed.
Concrete pours for Phase 2 structural units continue at off site casting yards.
Off site testing of Phase 2 structural items has begun.
July 29, 2022 Construction Phase Utility work on bridge has been completed.
New water line was flushed and pressurized on 7/27.
Pressure testing and leak testing have been completed.
Chlorination and sanitation tests are underway.
FDEP approval of new water main expected in next 3 weeks.
Utility tie-in work will be completed once FDEP clearance has been provided.
Roadway construction for upcoming traffic switch anticipated to begin in 3 weeks after utility tie-in work completed.
Concrete pours for Phase 2 structural units continue at off site casting yards.
July 22, 2022 Construction Phase TECO installed last 4 utility brackets and installed corresponding 4-inch gas line.
Contractor installed the remaining 16-inch reclaimed water pipe and expansion coupling that is mounted to the bridge.
Contractor installed valve and tapping sleeve on new 12-inch water line west of the bridge.
Contractor installed expansion coupling, valve and blow-off on 12-inch water line east of the bridge.
July 15, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor installed additional floating turbidity barrier to contain runoff during summer storms.
Contractor received and installed modified utility hangers on the east end of the bridge.
TECO partially completed welding of 4-inch gas line and installed it across bridge on utility hangers.
Contractor installed 12-inch water pipe in realigned configuration on east end of the bridge.
Contractor coordinating with City of St. Petersburg Water Services and DEP for upcoming tests of new water line.
July 8, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor continues to work on structural elements for the 2nd phase of the project at offsite yards.
Contractor continues to maintain and adjust on site erosion control measures to control the runoff from recent storm events.
Contractor is preparing for remobilization of subcontractor crews to site to complete remaining work for Phase 1 of the project.
Contractor completed painting bridge mounted water and reclaimed water pipes.
Contractor continues construction of reinforcement cages at their commercial yard.
TECO welded 4-inch pipe for relocated natural gas utility.
TECO has begun installation of temporary gas line on north side of new bridge section.
July 1, 2022 Construction Phase TECO installed 4-inch pipe for gas line relocation west of the bridge and will be starting installation of gas line on the west side of the bridge beginning next week.
Contractor painted water and reclaimed water pipe installed on the bridge.
Contractor constructed reinforcement cages for Phase II bridge piers and will continue to construct structural elements for south side of bridge in their casting yard.
Modified brackets for water and reclaimed water pipe are being completed and will be delivered next week.
June 24, 2022 Construction Phase Off-site fabrication and procurement of Phase 2 materials and structures continues.
Mobilization of crews and equipment to complete Phase 1 utility work has started.
Water and reclaimed water hangers are being modified for use in the revised utility alignment.
Contractor repaired surface deficiencies on the bridge and sidewalk.
June 17, 2022 Construction Phase The planned revision to resolve the utility conflict has been completed.
Raw materials for modified utility hangers are being procured.
June 10, 2022 Construction Phase The City and Project team are still working to resolve utility conflicts. The contractor continues to perform work offsite in preparation for the second phase. The City and the Project team are committed to the successful completion of this Project and are working hard to resolve the current issue and move the project to the next phase.
June 2, 2022 Construction Phase The City is working on resolving utility conflicts. Once completed, this will allow for the demolition of the south bridge. However, there are activities the contractor is actively performing offsite in preparation for the second phase. The City and the Project team are committed to the successful completion of this Project and once these issues are finalized, the team will be working to understand what, if any, impacts there are on the overall schedule and will be provided in a subsequent update.
May 27, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor working on utility relocations.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
May 20, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor working on utility relocations.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
May 13, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor working on utility relocations.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
May 6, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor working on utility relocations.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
April 29, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor working on utility relocations.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
April 22, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor completed concrete placements for bridge deck.
Contractor completed bridge sidewalk and railing.
Contractor working on utility relocations.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
April 15, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor completed concrete placements for bridge deck.
Contractor completed bridge sidewalk and railing.
Contractor working on utility relocations.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
April 8, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor continuing to form and place concrete for bridge sidewalk and railing.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
April 1, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor completed concrete placements for bridge deck.
Contractor continuing to form and place concrete for bridge sidewalk and railing.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
March 25, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor completed concrete placements for bridge deck.
Contractor continuing to form and place concrete for bridge sidewalk and railing.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
March 18, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor completed concrete placements for bridge deck.
Contractor continuing to form and place concrete for bridge sidewalk and railing.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
March 11, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor completed concrete placements for bridge deck.
Contractor continuing to form and place concrete for bridge sidewalk and railing.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
March 4, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor completed concrete placements for bridge deck.
Contractor continuing to form and place concrete for bridge sidewalk and railing.
Contractor constructing approach roadways.
February 25, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor continuing to install bridge deck reinforcing.
Contractor has begun and will continue concrete placements for bridge deck.
Early morning concrete delivery anticipated next few weeks.
February 18, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor to continue pouring concrete bridge deck.
Early morning concrete delivery anticipated next two weeks.
February 11, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor to continue pouring concrete bridge deck.
Early morning concrete delivery anticipated next two weeks.
February 4, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor to continue pouring concrete bridge deck.
Contractor has begun and will continue concrete placements for bridge deck.
Early morning concrete delivery anticipated next two weeks.
January 28, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor to move crane and construct utilities in preparation of Phase II Construction.
Contractor to continue pouring concrete bridge deck.
Contractor continuing to install bridge deck reinforcing.
Contractor has begun and will continue concrete placements for bridge deck.
Early morning concrete delivery anticipated next two weeks.
January 21, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor to move crane and construct utilities in preparation of Phase II Construction.
Contractor continuing to install bridge deck reinforcing.
Contractor has begun and will continue concrete placements for bridge deck.
Early morning concrete delivery anticipated next two weeks.
January 14, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor to move crane and construct utilities in preparation of Phase II Construction.
Contractor to continue pouring concrete bridge deck.
January 7, 2022 Construction Phase Contractor has completed beam installation.
Contractor continuing formwork and reinforcement for bridge deck.
Early morning concrete deliveries for bridge deck will begin the week of 1/10/22. Expect flagging operations and delays.
December 31, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor has completed formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor will continue installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
December 24, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor has completed formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor will continue installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
December 17, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor has completed formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor will continue installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
December 10, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
December 3, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
November 26, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
November 19, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
November 12, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
November 5, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
October 29, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
October 22, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
October 15, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor will install sheet pile wall east of the bridge.
Contract has begun installing beams.
Contractor has begun installing bridge deck reinforcing.
October 8, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor will install sheet pile wall east of the bridge.
Contractor has begun installing beams.
October 1, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor has completed Phase I pile driving.
Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor will install sheet pile wall east of the bridge.
September 24, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor has completed Phase I pile driving.
Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor will install sheet pile wall east of the bridge.
September 17, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor has completed Phase I pile driving.
Contractor will continue installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
Contractor will install sheet pile wall east of the bridge.
September 10, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles, installing pile caps and sheet pile walls, installing formwork and placing concrete for the pile caps.
September 3, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles, installing pile caps and sheet pile walls.
August 27, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles, installing pile caps and sheet pile walls.
August 20, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles, installing pile caps and sheet pile walls.
August 13, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles, installing pile caps and sheet pile walls. Prepare work site for storm.
August 6, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles and installing pile cap formwork.
The contractor will continue installation of sheet pile wall.
July 30, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles and installing pile cap formwork.
The contractor will continue installation of sheet pile wall.
July 23, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles and installing pile cap formwork.
The contractor will continue installation of sheet pile wall.
July 16, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles at the west end of the bridge and installing pile cap formwork. The contractor will continue installation of sheet pile wall.
July 9, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will continue driving piles at the west end of the bridge and installing pile cap formwork.
July 2, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will be driving piles at the west end of the bridge and installing pile cap formwork.
June 25, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will be driving piles at the west end of the bridge and installing pile cap formwork.
June 18, 2021 Construction Phase The initial test pile program is nearly complete. Contractor to receive production piles and continue pile installations. Extra caution is recommended.
June 11, 2021 Construction Phase Phase I demolition is complete. The first portion/phase of underdrain and reclaimed water pipe installation complete.
June 4, 2021 Construction Phase Phase I demolition is complete. The first portion/phase of underdrain and reclaimed water pipe installation complete.
May 28, 2021 Construction Phase Phase I demolition is complete. Contractor to complete underdrain and reclaimed water pipe installation. For safety, pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited on the bridge.
May 21, 2021 Construction Phase Phase I demolition is complete. The contractor will continue to install underdrain and reclaimed water pipe. For safety, pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited on the bridge.
May 14, 2021 Construction Phase The original road closure with flagmen was completed four days ahead of schedule on Wednesday May 12th. One of the two lanes on the bridge will be closed Monday, May 17th from 8:30am to Noon. Flaggers will direct traffic.
Phase I demolition is complete. The contractor will continue to install underdrain and reclaimed water pipe. For safety, pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited on the bridge.
May 7, 2021 Construction Phase One of the two lanes on the bridge will be closed with flagmen to direct the traffic passing the bridge safely from Monday, May 10th to Friday, May 14th, 2021.
The contractor will be removing the existing bridge foundation and installing stormwater drainage. For safety, pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited on the bridge.
April 30, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will be removing the existing bridge foundation and installing stormwater drainage. For safety, pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited on the bridge.
April 23, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will be removing the existing bridge foundation and installing stormwater drainage. For safety, pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited on the bridge.
April 16, 2021 Construction Phase The contractor will be removing the existing bridge foundation and installing stormwater drainage. For safety, pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited on the bridge.
April 9, 2021 Construction Phase 40th Ave NE was closed near 11th St NE on 4/8 and morning of 4/9 for emergency sewer repairs unrelated to the bridge project.
Initial test pile program is nearly complete.
While additional piles are being made, contractor will be removing the existing piles from the water.
Expect occasional one lane road closures with flaggers in the next few weeks, as underground pipe crossings are installed.
April 2, 2021 Construction Phase Contractor continues bridge foundation construction.
Contractor continues installation of initial piles. Drainage construction resumes near 12th Street. For safety, pedestrian and bicycle traffic is restricted from the bridge.
March 26, 2021 Construction Phase Having completed the slab removal and preparation of the remaining bridge, the road is reopened to traffic on 26 March, 2021 but closed for pedestrian and bicyclist.
Contractor is now setting templates to drive the first three concrete piles for the new bridge, which will be analyzed to determine optimum pile length.
You may expect to notice some pile driving during the week of 29 March.
Additional demolition of the old bridge piers and piles will follow.
March 19, 2021 Construction Phase Utility companies have finished their removals.
Contractor’s crane is now working off a floating barge. Removal of the westbound deck slabs is complete, and temporary asphalt widening placed for the new traffic configuration. Progress is being made on demolition of the old bridge supports.
March 12, 2021 Construction Phase The bridge is currently closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Crews have removed part of the deck and foundation of the northern half of the bridge.
March 5, 2021 Construction Phase The bridge is currently closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Crews will be removing the deck and foundation of the northern half of the bridge.
February 26, 2021 Construction Phase Utility relocation and removal from bridge continues. Work on Bridge started February 22, 2021. Bridge closure begins March 1, 2021.
February 19, 2021 Construction Phase Begins Utility relocation and removal from bridge continues. Work on Bridge Begins February 22, 2021.
February 12, 2021 Construction Phase Begins Pre-construction meeting on January 27, 2021 with Orion Marine Group. Utility companies relocating their facilities before starting bridge construction.
February 5, 2021 Construction Phase Begins Pre-construction meeting on January 27, 2021 with Orion Marine Group. Utility companies relocating their facilities before starting bridge construction.
January 29, 2021 Construction Phase Begins Pre-construction meeting on January 27, 2021 with Orion Marine Group. Utility companies relocating their facilities before starting bridge construction.
January 22, 2021 Construction Phase Begins Pre-construction coordination continues with Orion Marine Group. Utility companies relocating their facilities before starting bridge construction.
January 15, 2021 Construction Phase Begins Pre-construction coordination continues with Orion Marine Group. Utility companies relocating their facilities before starting bridge construction.
January 8, 2021 Construction Phase Begins Construction contract award to Orion Marine Group approved by City Council on December 3, 2020. Pre-construction coordination continues.
January 1, 2021 Construction Phase Begins Construction contract award to Orion Marine Group approved by City Council on December 3, 2020. Pre-construction coordination continues.
December 25, 2020 Construction Phase Begins Construction contract award to Orion Marine Group approved by City Council on December 3, 2020.
December 18, 2020 Construction Phase Begins Construction contract award to Orion Marine Group approved by City Council on December 3, 2020.
December 11, 2020 Construction Phase Begins Construction contract award approved by City Council on December 3, 2020.
December 4, 2020 Bidding Phase Ends Construction contract award approved by City Council on December 3, 2020.
November 27, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Lowest qualified bid accepted and approved by funding agencies and City departments. Construction contract award scheduled for Council approval on December 3, 2020.
November 23, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Lowest qualified bid accepted and approved by funding agencies and City departments. Construction contract award scheduled for Council approval on December 3, 2020.
November 13, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Lowest qualified bid accepted and approved by funding agencies and City departments. Construction contract award scheduled for Council approval in December.
November 6, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Lowest qualified bid accepted and approved by funding agencies and City departments. Construction contract award scheduled for Council approval in December.
October 23, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Bid review approval received from funding agencies. Schedule and prepare contract award for Council approval.
October 16, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Bid review approval received from funding agencies. Schedule and prepare contract award for Council approval.
October 9, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Bids opened September 24, 2020. Bid review sent to funding agencies for approval.
October 2, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Bids opened September 24, 2020. Review of bids and bidder qualifications continues.
September 25, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Bids opened September 24, 2020. Review of bids and bidder qualifications begins.
September 18, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Revised PD&E Notification letter was mailed on September 17, 2020.
September 11, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Revised PD&E Notification letter to be mailed.
September 4, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Revised PD&E Notification letter to be mailed after agency approvals.
August 28, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Revised PD&E Notification letter to be mailed after agency approvals.
August 21, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Pre-Bid Meeting held August 14. PD&E Approval Notification to be revised per review comments and mailed to residents.
August 14, 2020 Bidding Phase Continues Pre-Bid Meeting held August 14. PD&E Approval Notification to be mailed.
August 7, 2020 Advertisement process starts City advertised the project for bidding on August 5, 2020.
July 29, 2020 Final Construction Documents approved by Federal Agencies. City receipt of Notice to Proceed (NTP). Project advanced to Bidding Phase.
July 24, 2020 Received 1 comment from review agencies regarding July 15 submittal. Resubmit revised plans to review agencies on July 17. FAQ’s updated.
July 17, 2020 Received 3 comments from review agencies regarding July 6 submittal. Resubmit revised plans to review agencies on July 15.
CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Contractor
Orion Marine Group

Project Manager:
Amy Alston
(813)-205-4651

Superintendent:
Juan Frenes-Moya
(813) 215-3437

Inspection
Kisinger Campo & Associates

Senior Project Engineer:
Kellie Loper
(352) 494-1161

Project Administrator:
Stoney Morgado
(813) 781-0537