Pass-A-Grille Construction should wrap up in December

Posted at 3:40 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 17:54:45-04

Construction work on Pass-A-Grille finally has an end date in sight. St. Pete Beach Public Works leaders tell us the project should wrap up in December. 

It’s welcomed news for people who live and work along Pass-A-Grille Way. The project was originally supposed to wrap up in December 2016. There were several unexpected issues with inaccurate blue prints that the construction company was forced to work around. The project to replace aging pipes, sewer system and utility lines fell far behind schedule, creating a dusty, dirty, and at times, even difficult to navigate atmosphere.

This week, St. Pete Beach leaders tell us there was another slight issue in front of the fire station in Pass-A-Grille when an abandoned and not marked sewer lateral was struck. The excavation filled up with sewer flow and it took a couple of days to get it all corrected.

Duke Energy is scheduled to install street lights from 28th Ave north starting the week of August 21. Washingtonian trees will be planted in the first two weeks of September.

Earlier this year, St. Pete Beach city leaders told ABC Action News construction crews were forced to redesign the project several times. The reason: blueprints they were working off of are so inaccurate that they had to restart on multiple occasions.