Major Capital Improvements
Harbor Palms Infrastructure Improvements
The Harbor Palms residential neighborhood is comprised of approximately 600 homes. The City acquired the Development’s utilities in the 1980s at the community’s request. Infrastructure improvements are required as the existing utilities are approximately 40 years old, consisting of substandard materials that do not meet City utility design standards. The sidewalks and gutters are deteriorating and the frequent restoration required as a result of utility repairs is further impacting the condition of the roadways and sidewalks. Due to budget constraints, the project will be broken into phases. Click here to view Project Map
Status and History
- Three phases of sewer lining completed
- Phase 1 Construction completed December 2021
- Phase 2 Construction began July 2021
- Phase 2 Construction expected completion Winter 2022/23
- Phase 3 Design initiated Month 2022
- Phase 3 Design completed and Construction Advertisement expected Summer 2022
For more information, visit the Harbor Palms Infrastructure Improvement website
Douglas Road Improvement Project
The goal of the Douglas Road Improvement Project is to improve the safety, connectivity, and efficiency of passenger cars, trucks, buses, cyclists and pedestrians. By providing an improved, aesthetically pleasing corridor, the entire industrial sector in the Cypress Lakes Industrial Park will be energized. The City has received a $1,000,000 state appropriation for the construction portion of this project.
Oldsmar Trail Phase VI (From Stevens Ave to Race Track Rd)
Douglas Road is an existing two-lane facility with open ditches on both sides of the roadway. The project will provide a 0.47 mile paved trail on the north side of Douglas Road and convert the existing opened ditch drainage system on the north side to a closed pipe system. The project will also include the reconnection and some realignment of the existing City owned utilities on the north side of the Douglas Road. The project is primarily funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through a LAP Transportation Alternative Program grant for ~$1.17 million. Cardno, Inc is the engineer of record. Construction began Fall of 2021 and is expected to be completed Summer 2022.
St. Petersburg Drive Complete Streets
The Complete Streets concept is to enhance mobility, access, and safety for all road users by constructing context sensitive design improvements along the corridor. Oldsmar was awarded a $1M construction grant for the St. Petersburg Drive Complete Streets project by Forward Pinellas. The grant will work in tandem with approximately $3M of programmed improvements to this segment of St. Petersburg Drive in the City's Capital Improvement Program between 2020 - 2025. The improvements will include but not be limited to drainage improvements, plans for placing utilities underground, landscape design and design of the streetscape features. Kimley-Horn and Associates will be performing professional services for the design.
Water Reclamation Facility Control Building Improvements Project
Oldsmar operates a 2.25 million gallons per day water reclamation facility (WRF) servicing approximately 15,000 residents and two industrial parks. The existing WRF control building was constructed in 1973 and houses the main electrical equipment, motor control center, plant controls, lab, and offices. This project will replace the existing control building with a two-story structure to include storage on the first floor and a control center, conference room, offices, and lab on the second floor. This project will be designed to meet or exceed minimum flood protection to provide continued wastewater treatment, regulatory compliance, and ultimately protect public health during inclement weather conditions while allowing operations staff to function onsite. Project design began Fall 2020 and is expected to be advertised for bid by summer 2022. The City was awarded a $2,150,000 grant as part of the Florida 2022-2023 Statewide Flooding and Sea Level rise Resilience Plan to help fund the estimated $4.3 million dollar construction project.
Downtown Water Main Replacement
The Downtown Water Main Replacement Project was bounded by State Road 580, Lafayette Blvd., and Tampa Bay. The project served as the second phase of work that began before the economic downturn in 2008. The improvements included replacement of deteriorating galvanized water piping with HDPE and PVC piping and extension of reclaimed water service to the downtown region that is not already served. The work improved water quality, pressure, and fire protection, while providing a less expensive alternative to potable water irrigation. This project was completed in August of 2020.
Forest Lakes Boulevard Project
Pinellas County conducted a large roadway project in Oldsmar to reconstruct and widen County Road 667/Forest Lakes Boulevard - beginning west of Pine Avenue and extending west of Racetrack Road. The County owns the road and associated right-of-way, where some of the City utilities reside in conflict with the Project. The City contribution to the Project included relocating the utilities within the right-of-way. This project was completed in August of 2021.
Climate Resiliency Plan
In April 2020, the City Council approved consulting services, provided by WSP USA, to assist in the creation of a Climate Resiliency Plan for Oldsmar by incorporating the priorities and core values of our community. The plan helps the City provide a greater understanding of local and regional climate risks, identify opportunities to prepare for those changes, educate residents and businesses about risks and adaptation options, and build the City's capacity to include climate data in decision-making. This effort provides an actionable plan to continue the City's historical commitment to sustainability, with the goal of improved quality of life for Oldsmar residents through awareness and better preparedness. The City received a $75,000 grant to contribute to this effort from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Resilient Coastlines. The planning process took a year to complete. The plan was finalized in July of 2021. If you would like to learn more, visit the Resilient Oldsmar website.
Burbank Road Extension
The Burbank Road Extension project [also known as Douglas/Burbank Road Extension in Oldsmar (Phase 1)] involved the construction of Burbank Road from Tampa Road, crossing through the CSX Transportation (railroad) right-of-way, to Douglas Road. In addition to the roadway, the project included curb & gutter, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, a 10-foot wide pedestrian trail and a sidewalk. The construction of this project was principally funded through a $1.5 million State Economic Development Transportation Fund grant. The Engineer of Record that prepared the construction plans was George F. Young. Keystone Excavators were the contractor for the project. DRMP provided Construction Engineering Inspection services. Construction began in October of 2020. The project was completed in September of 2021.