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Southwest 152 Street Water Main Project nearly complete

MIAMI (February 10, 2017)

A new 36-inch water main being installed by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) that will provide improved water pressure and expand service reliability to south Miami-Dade County is now 75 percent complete as it marks its one-year anniversary this week since its groundbreaking.

The project involves the installation of the water main along Southwest 152 Street between 112 to 137 avenues. The construction between Southwest 117 and 137 avenues is complete with final road restoration being finished within the next two weeks. All east bound lanes within that boundary are now open.

The last segment of construction is pending between Southwest 112 and 117 avenues. As a result, there may be temporary lane closures or detours to accommodate the construction and ensure the safety of the workers. Most of the work will continue to take place at night to minimize the impact to traffic. The contractor is also taking measures to provide noise abatement.

“We thank our residents for their patience while the department successfully completes the water service delivery improvements in their community,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “This project is a part of the department-wide Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Once this project is completed, this investment will last upwards of 50 years.”

The completion date for the remaining portion is expected to be late April 2017.

About the CIP: WASD’s CIP is an economic engine that will create 16,470 new jobs during the first 10 years of the program, which will increase service capacity supporting more businesses to open in the community and improve the reliability and sustainability of the water and sewer system. During the first decade alone, $24.9 billion will be generated in economic activity within Miami-Dade County. WASD has invested more than $772 million worth of projects and upgrades within the first three years of the CIP, which is the largest in Miami-Dade County’s history. This has resulted in nearly $1.1 billion in assets created for the department. While this only accounts for the first three years of what will amount to a 15 to 20-year program, 775 projects have already been completed on time or ahead of established deadlines and another 861 projects are open in various states of progress.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit the department’s website.