Repairs are nearly complete on 7th Street, and soon asphalt will be laid. As soon as the roadway is re-paved, we will have 7th Street open. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, this should be completed before the end of the month.
The Next phase of construction includes directional boring and installation of some water mains will occur at intersections along Pasco Avenue at 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Streets, beginning February 24. Our crews will need to keep a portion of these intersections closed (or restricted access) during construction and while we await testing results from Florida's Department of Environmental Protection. At this time, it is anticipated that eastbound Pasco between 5th and 6th Streets will be temporarily closed. This process can take up to thirty days to complete.
Keep an eye out for the traffic pattern changes. If you have questions, contact our City Public Works Director at 352-523-5050.
Update: January 3, 2020
Please be aware that traffic patterns will change in February for the Downtown Area.
7th Street between Church and Pasco Avenues will be closed for about a month, with detours being on 8th and 6th Streets. On-street parking on adjacent side streets will still be available, as well as public parking areas as marked below.
Questions? Call 352-523-5050
Q: How long will 7
A: The City anticipates the closure to last about a month. Street be closed?
Q: Where can I park?
A: In addition to the on-street parking surrounding the downtown area and the public lots on 8 Street, we have been granted permission from both Bank of America and San Antonio Credit Union to use these lots as a public parking area (just off of Church Avenue).
Q: Where will the construction equipment and materials be stored?
A: City Administration was able to keep Pasco Avenue open to two-way traffic with the installation of the pavement. To maintain the initial coat of pavement being laid in the last half of January, equipment and materials will be stored on 7 Street in the construction area.
Q: Why can’t the contractors work in half of the road on 7
A: They can, but on-street parking was going to be closed during the construction of the stormwater improvements on 7 Street and traffic would be shifted. The equipment and materials would be staged on Pasco Avenue and traffic would become a flagged construction site when moving equipment and materials to and from the area for the safety of our residents and the workers. This solution would also take more time to complete the improvements. Closing 7 Street provides the safest and most efficient way to complete the project.Street and keep the road open?