CPWG Engineering assisted the City of Redington Beach to design underground utilities, LED lighting, and landscaping along Gulf Boulevard. The project’s goal was to place above-ground utilities underground and to replace light poles along Gulf Boulevard (155th Avenue to 164th Avenue).
Undergrounding Design Coordination, Plans Creation, and Permitting. The CPWG Utilities team divided their main tasks into two categories; design and coordination. The initial task was to design detailed construction plans that incorporated CAD drawings showing equipment location within local easements and new LED lighting on new concrete poles along Gulf Boulevard. When the initial task was finished, the focus shifted to performing the coordination required to complete the project. The team coordinated with City representatives to work with property owners to obtain easements and keep the public informed. They coordinated with utility companies to facilitate the conversion to underground utilities including lighting, permit utilities within FDOT right-of-way (one permit per utility). Our team also met with FDOT and Town of Redington Beach staff to facilitate plans production. CPWG support to the project included the following:
- Design layout of equipment on properties to obtain easements
- Coordination with utility companies
- Subsurface Utility Excavation (SUE) locations
- Undergrounding design coordination and plans creation for duke / Verizon / BHN
- Coordination with FDOT and Town of Redington Beach
- Field review to connect electric, phone, cable at homes/buildings
- Utility undergrounding construction administration
Coordination with Utility Companies. CPWG’s Utilities team assisted the Redington Beach planning staff by discussing construction and bidding options with the companies involved. This resulted in obtaining a binding cost estimate for the undergrounding of their respective utilities. They also worked with the utility companies to develop a location plan for the desired easements. Meetings were held with Duke to coordinate to change the existing lighting on the west side of Gulf Blvd with new lighting on the west side. The lighting analysis was coordinated with FDOT for approval and the lighting design was assimilated into the overall underground design.
Coordination to Obtain Easements. To obtain easements and address citizen concerns the city representative held individual meetings with the affected property owners. The CPWG team met with residents when requested by the city representative. They also supported meetings with the public by providing design layout of the equipment and easement layout. The discussions with the public contributed to the success of the utility undergrounding project