Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Boulevard Project Update NOV. 15-21

Planned this week:

Sewer, water line installation, drainage system work; equipment to be secured Wednesday for Thanksgiving weekend. Work to resume Nov. 26.

Nov. 15: Day 207 of 820

Start date: April 23, 2012

End date: Aug. 20, 2014

Percent complete: 25.5%

Holiday/rain days: 26

Storm days: 2

This week's FAQ:

Why don't they finish one section at a time instead of tearing up the entire road?

Because the scope of work requires different specialized crews, including those for sewer and water lines. A section at a time would mean those crews would be idle until their "turn" each time, adding at least a year and substantial costs to the project, according to FDOT. With the entire road ready for construction, sewer, water, seawall and other work can be done simultaneously in varying locations.

For more information, visit www.fdotmonroe.com/keywest or contact spokesman Dean Walters at dean@swcinc.net or 305-849-1474.

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