Alline Avenue Area Drainage Improvement Project Groundbreaking - Construction Slated to Begin

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Community leaders and neighborhood residents will join Mayor Bob Buckhorn for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction for the Alline Avenue Area Drainage Improvement Project. The ceremony will be held on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. at 2921 Alline Avenue, the future home of the City’s stormwater pump station.

The Alline Avenue Area Drainage Improvement Project will alleviate flooding within the neighborhood bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, and MacDill, Chapin and Coachman avenues, which has been subjected to frequent flooding during heavy rains. The project includes the construction of a stormwater pump station that has been designed to resemble residential architecture. Additional work involves the replacement of undersized stormwater pipes, installation of a 36" force-main down Asbury Place to Hillsborough Bay, and the construction of additional inlets on MacDill Avenue. Two nutrient-separating baffle boxes will also be installed upstream of the pump station to filter pollutants from stormwater.

The firm of McKim & Creed teamed up with the City of Tampa Stormwater Engineering Division to plan and design the project. The $4.8 million construction contract has been awarded to Wharton Smith, Inc. Financial assistance for this project is being provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The project is expected to be completed by December 2012. For additional information, please contact Stormwater Engineer Mike Miller at (813) 274-8469 or via email at