Dodecanese Blvd. / Athens St. Stormwater Drainage Improvements

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Consultation has concluded

Image of the intersection of Dodecanese and Athens Street flooded.

The City of Tarpon Springs would like your feedback on the Dodecanese Blvd./Athens St. Stormwater and Roadway Improvements Project

 

The Project:


As part of the City’s Stormwater Action Plan (SAP), the Public Works Department has partnered with the State of Florida on a stormwater flood protection and water quality improvement project. 

 

  • Installing a new stormwater collection system (pipes) along Athens St. from Cross St. to Dodecanese Blvd. and along Dodecanese Blvd. from just west of Athens St. to just west of Arfaras St.
  • Construction of a new stormwater pump station located near the Dodecanese/Athens intersection
  • The new stormwater collection system and stormwater pump station will reduce the historic and frequent flooding at the following locations: Dodecanese/Athens intersection, and Athens St. from Dodecanese Blvd. to just north of Cross St.
  • Construction of a new trash and sediment separation box within the stormwater pump station will remove trash and debris to protect the Anclote River

Estimated Construction Schedule: 

  • Start Spring/Summer 2023, Duration 6-8 months. Construction schedule will be timed to minimize significant impact to peak tourist season. 
  • All proposed work will occur within the City of Tarpon Springs Right-of-Way for Dodecanese Blvd. and Athens St. 
  • All access to businesses will be maintained throughout the life of the construction phase, but inconveniences and delays are to be expected with a major construction project.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on both sides of the roadway, with some exceptions during the removal/installation of storm inlets & possible utility relocations. 
  • For proposed work along Athens St., the City will develop roadway closures and appropriate detours.

 

Background:


Historically, Dodecanese Blvd from Athens St. to Arfaras St. has flooded during nominal storm events. The flooding is normally within the roadway but during significant storm events or storm events that occur near a high tide within the Anclote River, private property has been affected. 


Map of project area which is along Dodecanese Blvd between Arfaras and Athens Street and along Athens Street

The City of Tarpon Springs would like your feedback on the Dodecanese Blvd./Athens St. Stormwater and Roadway Improvements Project

 

The Project:


As part of the City’s Stormwater Action Plan (SAP), the Public Works Department has partnered with the State of Florida on a stormwater flood protection and water quality improvement project. 

 

  • Installing a new stormwater collection system (pipes) along Athens St. from Cross St. to Dodecanese Blvd. and along Dodecanese Blvd. from just west of Athens St. to just west of Arfaras St.
  • Construction of a new stormwater pump station located near the Dodecanese/Athens intersection
  • The new stormwater collection system and stormwater pump station will reduce the historic and frequent flooding at the following locations: Dodecanese/Athens intersection, and Athens St. from Dodecanese Blvd. to just north of Cross St.
  • Construction of a new trash and sediment separation box within the stormwater pump station will remove trash and debris to protect the Anclote River

Estimated Construction Schedule: 

  • Start Spring/Summer 2023, Duration 6-8 months. Construction schedule will be timed to minimize significant impact to peak tourist season. 
  • All proposed work will occur within the City of Tarpon Springs Right-of-Way for Dodecanese Blvd. and Athens St. 
  • All access to businesses will be maintained throughout the life of the construction phase, but inconveniences and delays are to be expected with a major construction project.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on both sides of the roadway, with some exceptions during the removal/installation of storm inlets & possible utility relocations. 
  • For proposed work along Athens St., the City will develop roadway closures and appropriate detours.

 

Background:


Historically, Dodecanese Blvd from Athens St. to Arfaras St. has flooded during nominal storm events. The flooding is normally within the roadway but during significant storm events or storm events that occur near a high tide within the Anclote River, private property has been affected. 


Map of project area which is along Dodecanese Blvd between Arfaras and Athens Street and along Athens Street

Consultation has concluded

Submit your questions and comments for both the Project Administration and Stormwater Departments.

  • Share This is a much needed and welcome project. Thank you! Bill and Kelly, Owners of Anclote Brew in The SPonge Exchange on Facebook Share This is a much needed and welcome project. Thank you! Bill and Kelly, Owners of Anclote Brew in The SPonge Exchange on Twitter Share This is a much needed and welcome project. Thank you! Bill and Kelly, Owners of Anclote Brew in The SPonge Exchange on Linkedin Email This is a much needed and welcome project. Thank you! Bill and Kelly, Owners of Anclote Brew in The SPonge Exchange link

    This is a much needed and welcome project. Thank you! Bill and Kelly, Owners of Anclote Brew in The SPonge Exchange

    AncloteBrew asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your feedback.

  • Share Very good project but with narrow Athens St. etc.,you will need a flagman for one lane traffic as work there will create backupsCan you ever include Canal St. flooding fix,too? on Facebook Share Very good project but with narrow Athens St. etc.,you will need a flagman for one lane traffic as work there will create backupsCan you ever include Canal St. flooding fix,too? on Twitter Share Very good project but with narrow Athens St. etc.,you will need a flagman for one lane traffic as work there will create backupsCan you ever include Canal St. flooding fix,too? on Linkedin Email Very good project but with narrow Athens St. etc.,you will need a flagman for one lane traffic as work there will create backupsCan you ever include Canal St. flooding fix,too? link

    Very good project but with narrow Athens St. etc.,you will need a flagman for one lane traffic as work there will create backupsCan you ever include Canal St. flooding fix,too?

    mark9 asked almost 2 years ago

    Canal Street project is a separate project and will be addressed in the near future.

  • Share Why should any new project be allowed to start when the City of Tarpon Springs has not finished previous work? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT ON GROSSE AVE? on Facebook Share Why should any new project be allowed to start when the City of Tarpon Springs has not finished previous work? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT ON GROSSE AVE? on Twitter Share Why should any new project be allowed to start when the City of Tarpon Springs has not finished previous work? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT ON GROSSE AVE? on Linkedin Email Why should any new project be allowed to start when the City of Tarpon Springs has not finished previous work? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT ON GROSSE AVE? link

    Why should any new project be allowed to start when the City of Tarpon Springs has not finished previous work? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT ON GROSSE AVE?

    Tom Gillett asked almost 2 years ago

    The contractor abandoned the project on Grosse Ave and the City has been working through legal and insurance options to get a new contractor to finish the project.  A new contractor is expected to be hired by the end of 2022.

  • Share How will this project protect the area from tidal flooding? on Facebook Share How will this project protect the area from tidal flooding? on Twitter Share How will this project protect the area from tidal flooding? on Linkedin Email How will this project protect the area from tidal flooding? link

    How will this project protect the area from tidal flooding?

    theresab asked almost 2 years ago

    The project will include tidal check valves that only allow water to flow in one direction (out to the Anclote River).