Thursday, January 3, 2013
City officials estimate about 12,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Hudson Bayou.
Hudson Bayou is seeing yet another sewage spill, this time from a fault air release valve, according to city officials. The city's Utilities Department estimates that about 12,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the bayou Thursday afternoon and another 18,000 gallons was able to be pumped out and transported to a wastewater treatment plant. The Utilities Department received a call at 11:59 a.m. notifying staff about the leak. It was repaired by 1:45 p.m. “Every available crew member responded immediately to this incident and worked together to minimize the impact on the neighborhood and the environment," City Manager Tom Barwin said in a statement. "I’d like to thank the person who called and informed us. It’s believed the leak occurred …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Osprey Avenue could reopen temporarily while city seeks a new engineering firm.
Osprey Avenue could reopen soon to traffic at Mound Street, but it will just be a tease as work on the Hudson Bayou project will have to start with a new engineering firm and take two years to complete. The city will terminate a contract with AECOM Technology Corp., which was responsible for a failed microtunneling technique underneath the Hudson Bayou, also known as Lift Station 87, said special counsel Alan Tannenbaum, during Monday's City Commission meeting. "We see a significant engineering problem," he said. The firm was given a deadline to submit new construction plans to finish the project on Nov. 2, and without those plans, the firm will be found in default, City Manager Tom Barwin said. The fault lies with both AECOM Technology …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Boat clearance will be reduced under the Osprey Avenue Bridge by two feet during maintenance.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Boaters navigating the Hudson Bayou are told to watch their height as they pass under the Osprey Avenue bridge for the next six weeks. Boat clearance under the Osprey Avenue Bridge at the Hudson Bayou will be temporarily reduced by approximately two feet beginning Monday, July 9, due to maintenance to the bridge, the City of Sarasota announced. The work is expected to be completed in six weeks. The U.S. Coast Guard issued a local notice to mariners regarding the reduced clearance. The reduction is necessary while crews work below the water line to replace concrete embankments on both sides of the bridge. Cofferdams will extend into the channel under the bridge and direct vessel traffic. The current height for clearance is about 8.4 …