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Sewer main work at 72nd St. and Ninth Ave. N is progressing

I can see that a sewer line is being replaced at 72nd Street and Ninth Avenue N, but for several days nothing seems to be done. Can you comment on this project and give us a projected date of completion?

Vaughn Irwin

This is a sewer main project that involves the replacement of more than 2,000 feet of pipe along 72nd Street from north of Eight Avenue N to 13th Avenue N. The northbound lane has been open, and the southbound lane of 72nd Street has been temporarily closed in the work zone from Ninth to 10th Avenue and the intersection is currently being resurfaced. The project is progressing as planned, according to a spokesman from the city's engineering department, who says it will be completed in June.

Regarding the recently upgraded pedestrian crossings on Gulf Boulevard: the new solar lighting is clearly visible. The problem is there is no overhead lighting on the crossing itself. Drivers are blinded by the solar lights approaching the crossings at night, making it nearly impossible to see persons actually crossing. Especially when crossing without using the lights or wearing dark clothing.

Vic Bartlett

We passed your note along to Kris Carson of the state Department of Transportation. Carson says that the DOT is currently working with local officials and Duke Energy in these areas, which involve more than one municipality, to add more lighting at the midblock crossing locations.

Hi Doc — I usually complain about road surfaces (potholes) and lack of, or misleading signs, but this time I would like to heap some praise. Kudos to the crew that repaved Ninth Avenue N from 34th Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street beautiful job and a pleasure to drive on. The railroad crossing is one of the smoothest I have ever encountered. Thanks.

Frank Baptie

It's nice to pass along a positive note and I'm sure the folks responsible for the work appreciate it.

Barricade watch

• In Clearwater, the northbound lane of Highland Avenue in front of Walmart Neighborhood Market is closed to traffic through Wednesday due to the reconfiguration of a driveway apron. Drivers should use caution.

• Also in Clearwater, construction of a new hotel at the site of the former Adam's Mark Hotel necessitates the temporary closure of 65 parking spaces in municipal parking lot No. 32 at 311 S Gulfview Blvd. The closures are expected to last roughly 15 months. Beachgoers can use the parking garages at the Hyatt Regency and Surf Style hotels (check with hotels for fees), or available on-street parking.

Email Dr. Delay at docdelay@gmail.com to share your traffic concerns, comments and questions or follow Dr. Delay on Twitter @AskDrDelay.

Sewer main work at 72nd St. and Ninth Ave. N is progressing 04/17/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:31pm]
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