Public Works to Launch Multi-Stage Stormwater Project in Northeast Palm Bay
In late November, the City of Palm Bay Public Works Department will launch a new, multi-stage project in the northeast area of the City as part of Palm Bay’s ongoing infrastructure repair and improvement program known as the Stormwater Utility Program. The new project will be focused on culvert crossings associated with Melbourne Tillman Water Control District’s C-75 Canal. The upcoming project will require temporary full road closures with detours at three canal crossings, which will be staggered to minimize the impact on local traffic.
The first phase of the project will address the culvert at the C-75 Canal crossing on Pebble Avenue. The Pebble Avenue portion of the project will involve the removal of two failed 66” metal pipes and the replacement with a new box culvert which will provide enhanced stormwater drainage in the area. Construction is slated to begin November 27th and run through January 7th.
The second stage of the C-75 Canal project will involve the crossing on Pembroke Avenue. This project will include the removal of a 54” failed metal pipe and the replacement of a new, improved box culvert. The Pembroke Avenue project and associated road closure is anticipated to take place between January 8th and February 26th.
The final phase of the C-75 Canal project will take place at the crossing on Emerson Drive. This project location will require the removal of two 60” failed metal pipes and the replacement of a single box culvert. Due to the relatively high traffic usage of Emerson Drive, construction at this location will be completed on an accelerated timetable, with the road closure projected to last 21 days or less. Work is scheduled to begin on March 6th on the Emerson Drive project and projected to run through March 25th.
The City of Palm Bay is committed to protecting the community and its waterways through sound planning, construction, maintenance, and improvement of the drainage control systems. The City’s improved Stormwater Utility Program makes this goal a reality, while providing a means for the City to meet State and Federally-mandated regulations for discharging stormwater. The continuation of this and other stormwater projects ensures a healthy municipal infrastructure and improved quality of life for Palm Bay residents. To learn more about Palm Bay’s Stormwater Utility Program visit www.palmbayflorida.org/swutility or call (321)952-3437.