West Bay Drive Storm Pipe Repairs

TLC Diversified began on-site excavating and removing concrete sidewalk since late August 2022. The public and adjacent businesses have been notified of the work as well as the daily lane closure of the southern most, east bound lane also to include the on street parking stalls. This is to allow TLC safe access to deliver and stage the 72-inch storm pipe that they will be replacing. These lane closures will be on an as needed basis between the hours of 8:30am to 4pm. Construction has been completed as of November 2022, ahead of schedule. Some final landscaping and lighting updates should be completed before the end of the year. 

In July 2021, City Staff discovered the failure of a 72-inch storm pipe along West Bay Drive in Downtown Largo. Engineering responded to a report of a large hole next to the roadway near Ulmer Park. Coordinating with the Public Works Department, staff barricaded the area for immediate safety and worked with a contractor to stabilize the failure to avoid damage to the nearby roadway or sewer system. This work provided a temporary fix to the larger issue of failing pipes due to age.

Award for construction of approximately 175 linear feet of 72-inch storm pipe to TLC Diversified, Inc. was approved by the City Commission February 15, 2022.  Construction is expected to last several months due to the size and depth of the pipes that will require repair.

Staff is working to notify residents and businesses impacted by necessary construction. Individuals interested in following the most up-to-date information can visit Largo.com/projects and can sign up for email updates on all Downtown projects and more. Questions can be directed to Brent Larson, Construction Manager, at [email protected] or 727-587-6713 Ext. 4412.