We heard from many residents wanting to know why the repairs will take four months.
The City of Orlando tells Bungalower that the reason this project is taking longer than your typical repair work is because before removing four drainage pipes that are deteriorating due to age they have to install a temporary pipe, then remove the old pipes, place in a new concrete pipe and then remove the temporary pipe.
Here’s a rendering of their plans:
And the official description of the project:
The Lake Adair Drainage Improvements will consist of removing four (4) drainage pipes that are aged and deteriorating and replace them with a larger and more durable single concrete pipe. The existing pipes are currently aligned outside a proper legal drainage easement. They are failing and causing damage to personal property and risk the potential of failure to Edgewater Drive. The new concrete pipe will be installed within City drainage easements and road rights-of-way. The pipe will drain from Lake Adair across Lake Adair Blvd across Edgewater Drive discharging into Lake Concord and is designed to last over 50 years. The project limits are 220 linear feet along Edgewater Drive at the intersection of Lake Adair Blvd. The project will include removal of old abandoned utility lines as well as rebuilding the roadway section to current design standards. The new roadway will also have a decorative stamped asphalt surface with concrete borders.
The project will require the closure of Edgewater Drive at Lake Adair Blvd. starting October 8th and continue for approximately 105 days of the 120 day project duration. During this time, traffic will be rerouted through posted detours around the construction site.