Oldcastle Infrastructure, A CRH Company, and one of North America’s largest manufacturers of utility products and construction accessories for the telecommunications, energy, transportation, building services and water markets, announces today the construction kick off of its latest undertaking in the heart of downtown Tampa. The storm drainage project will break ground at the intersection of North Boulevard and West Cass Street.
Oldcastle Infrastructure’s scope will consist of over 7,300 feet of box culvert drainage in various sizes, storm and sanitary structures, as well as additional special project structures to better equip neighboring buildings and homes to reduce current frequent flooding issues. A total of 775 box culverts will be installed. Once construction is complete, the overhaul will provide enhanced safety for pedestrians and vehicles.
“The goal remains consistent with all of the work that we do: to provide the infrastructure that keeps communities connected and protected,” said Bob Simone, Precast Sales Executive of West/Central, FL for Oldcastle Infrastructure. “We’re looking forward to seeing Tampa residents reap the benefits of this project in the long term.”
A new 36-inch water transmission main will be constructed in order to better direct the underground transportation of water. In return, residents can anticipate reduced frequent flooding in both residential and commercial areas of W. Cass Street, N. Rome Avenue, W. Gray Street as well as surrounding areas. The construction is expected to be completed in mid-2021, weather permitting.
“This is a major initiative for the City of Tampa,” noted local business owner Juan Pardo, Partner at The Athletic Studio / TAS CrossFit. “As Floridians, we are subject to not only major weather events, but also to street flooding in the neighborhoods within South Tampa after heavy and lengthy rains. By integrating these box culvert units into our city, we are better equipped for what the future could hold, saving us time, money and headaches.”
About Oldcastle Infrastructure: Oldcastle Infrastructure is the leading provider of building materials, products and services for infrastructure projects to several market sectors nationwide, including: Building Structures, Communications, Energy, Transportation and Water. For more information, visit www.oldcastleinfrastructure.com.
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