There will be temporary lane closures and traffic delays on Price Boulevard, Spring Haven Drive, and Pan American Boulevard. Flag crew will be on hand to help direct traffic and make the delays as short and smooth as possible. The lane closures will occur occasionally over the next few months while crews complete construction of a reclaimed water line and sewer force main system.

The City is expanding the reclaimed water transmission system and sewer force main system from the wastewater treatment facility on Pan American Boulevard to the corner of Sumter Boulevard and Price Boulevard. The contractor, E.T. Mackenzie has installed approximately 18,000 feet of reclaimed water line and over 9,000 feet of the force main. City staff coordinated with the representative of Little Salt Springs (University of Miami), to ensure that there would be no impact to any environmental or historical elements related to the Spring.

The reclaimed water line, which was partially funded by a grant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District, will greatly improve the City’s reclaimed water system which was awarded best reuse system in the state for a plant B size and allow the City to deliver reclaimed water to more customers. The new sewer force main will improve the sewer collection system which will allow more commercial and residential growth in the City. The contractor is on schedule and the final completion is on or before March 2014.

We are making every effort to minimize any inconvenience to our residents during this improvement/expansion project.

Again, we appreciate your understanding and patience during the construction of this project. We would like residents to please feel free to contact North Port Utilities with any questions or concerns regarding this project at 941-240-8000.