Mulberry Street Sewer Line at City Park – Traffic Pattern Changing
Posted on: May-12-2022
Beginning Monday, May 16, local and commuter traffic access will change on Mulberry Street. Access will be open from Shields Street west to South Bryan Avenue, which includes entrance to businesses at City Park Plaza, City Park, golf, community pool, etc. Local traffic will have access to Cook Street and properties on Mulberry east of Cook Street, but Mulberry Street will be closed between Cook Street and Crestmore Drive. Crestmore Drive will remain open. (See map and updates at fcgov.com/mulberry-sewer.) Through traffic to Taft Hill Road remains closed until the end of July or when the project is complete.
This collaborative infrastructure improvement project with Utilities and Streets will replace failing sewer lines in Mulberry Street and surrounding neighborhoods as well as repair/replace concrete sidewalks and curb and gutter, and repave Mulberry from Shields Street to Taft Hill Road.
The existing sewer pipe is over 100 years old and has required extensive maintenance over the years that has affected residents along Mulberry Street and the PFA fire station. Streets is taking advantage of the construction road closures to complete planned improvements in Mulberry, which reduces impacts to residents and the traveling public in the future.
For more information, visit fcgov.com/mulberry-sewer.
Jason Stutzman, Utilities Project Manager
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