Ivanhoe Drainage Improvements, Continuation

Last updated on May 27, 2022

City crews work behind a white City of Orlando excavator.

Beginning February 2022, the competitive bid contractor Cathcart Construction Company will begin a utility improvement project on Ivanhoe Boulevard.

The contractor expects to complete the project in 18 months. However, the project duration may extend should adverse weather or unforeseen circumstances occur.

The project's primary focus is stormwater drainage improvements within the Ivanhoe neighborhood. Once underway, Cathcart Construction Company will use this opportunity to improve the potable water and sanitary sewer system. 

Improving the stormwater drainage system will help lessen potential severe flooding and enhance flood control. Removing and replacing the existing sanitary sewer and potable water system will assist with increasing capacity and efficiency for both services, all while eliminating potential repairs typically necessary with older systems. 

Potential Supply Chain Issues:

The City's Public Works Department is closely monitoring the global supply chain issue, labor shortages, and increases in the price of materials.

The competitive bid contractor and the City will strive to complete a capital improvement project on time and within budget. However, due to circumstances outside the control of both entities, there may be delays for necessary materials, potential for projects to be completed over budget, and potential delays.

We will continue to work with the community and our stakeholders to address the abovementioned issues and return normalcy to a community.

Potential Adverse Weather:

The contractor and city will monitor the weekly weather forecast. The contractor may elect not to work should rain or adverse weather be in the weather forecast, regardless if rain actually occurs.

Should a weather event occur, the contract may find it necessary to take one or two days to remediate the project area before beginning work again.

Potential Utility Conflicts:

Safety and maintaining continuous utility service are our number one priority. Delays like this are sometimes necessary to maintain our commitment. 

Capital improvement projects are fluid. Our consultant, contractor, and project manager do an excellent job designing, engineering, and constructing projects. However, once the contractor opens the roadway, it is not uncommon to find utilities not mapped, declared, or in conflict with the current design or path of the new utilities. 

The contractor may need to delay working until a solution is readily available to resolve the conflict. 

Unexpected Utility Damage (Non-City Utilities):

Please be advised, the contractor or the city cannot and will not make repairs to cable, internet, fiber lines, water or power lines.

Constituents must contact their service provider as soon as possible if this unforeseen event occurs.

The service provider will make repairs. Upon notifying the service provider, please contact the construction manager or inspector and inform them of your situation.

The limits for the project are West Ivanhoe Boulevard, between Dartmouth Street and Harrison Avenue. 

Improvements will also occur on the following streets:

  • University Drive, between Ivanhoe Boulevard and West Harvard Street

  • Harrison Avenue, between Ivanhoe Boulevard and West Yale Street

  • West Yale Street, between University Drive and Harrison Avenue

  • Elizabeth Avenue, between Ivanhoe Boulevard and West Yale Street

  • Elizabeth Avenue, 200ft north of West Yale Street

  • Ivanhoe Road, between North Ivanhoe Boulevard and West Yale Street
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The City's Public Works Department is closely monitoring the global supply chain issue, labor shortages, and increases in the price of materials.

The competitive bid contractor and the City will strive to complete a capital improvement project on time and within budget. However, due to circumstances outside the control of both entities, there may be delays in necessary materials, potential for projects to be completed over budget, and potential delays.

We will continue to work with the community and our stakeholders to address the abovementioned issues and return normalcy to a community.

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Hours of operation are 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. However, work at night and Saturdays may become necessary should the contractor experience an unforeseen condition or adverse weather.

Homeowners will have continued access to their properties throughout the project. The contractor will work with those impacted as the project progresses. 

Should an emergency occur, first responders and emergency vehicles will have priority access to the neighborhood and surrounding areas. 

Once Cathcart Construction Company is ready to begin the project, Constituents will notice several, or all of the following:

  • The placement of dewatering and sanitary sewer bypass pumps. Both devices will need to run 24-hours during the project. 

  • There is potential for an increase in noise during hours of operation. 

  • There will be times when water service is temporarily interrupted for quality and pressure testing. An attempt will be made to notify residents in advance and in-person should this occur. 

  • The installation of temporary road closure barricades and detour signs.

  • Restrictions for on-street parking during the project's hours of operation.

  • There may be times when a residential driveway or walk is temporarily unavailable. The contractor will coordinate with those impacted.

  • The use of temporary sidewalk barricades and detour signs.

  • The placement of equipment and materials within the public right-of-way. 

  • The removal of brick pavers on Ivanhoe Boulevard. Once the project is complete, the contractor will restore Ivanhoe Boulevard with brick pavers. 

Should any or all the above occur, the contractor will attempt to find feasible solutions to address the continent's concerns. 

How Long Will This Project Last?

The contractor expects to complete the project in 18 months. However, adverse weather and unforeseen circumstances can increase the project's duration. 

What If I Need Emergency Services?

Should you experience an emergency, please dial 911. First responders and emergency vehicles will have access to the neighborhood. 

I Live Along Ivanhoe Boulevard, Will I Have Access To My Home?

The contractor will coordinate with any homeowner directly impacted by the project. Cathcart Construction Company will assist homeowners with appropriate accommodations to maintain access to their properties.

Why Would The Contractor Need To Work At Night or On Saturday?

Sometimes, after a heavy rain event, the contractor will need to survey, restore, and repair the area to continue the project.

Despite the contractor's planning efforts, sometimes there are unforeseen conditions or circumstances. Night or work on Saturday allows the contractor to make up for delays, keeping the project on schedule and finishing on time.

Why Are Dewatering and Sanitary Sewer Bypass Pumps Necessary?

A dewatering system is necessary to lower the water table in soil. This provides the contractor a dry stable structure in which to excavate and install new utilities. 

The sanitary sewer bypass system is necessary to maintain uninterrupted sanitary sewer services to all homes during the project.

I Am Expecting A Package or Planning to Use a Delivery Service, What Now?

It is in the homeowner's benefit to notify service providers about the project within the neighborhood when scheduling or utilizing a delivery service. The City does an excellent job notifying stakeholders about improvement projects. However, a few independent delivery services do not subscribe to our notification system.

Will My Landscape Company Still Have Access to Continue Cutting And Trimming My Yard?

Yes. Your landscape company may still access the neighborhood to keep your yard beautiful. Again, notify the landscape company about the improvement project giving the company time to prepare.

I Am Worried About My Sprinkler System!

In the unlikely event, a homeowner's sprinkler system is damaged where work occurred, the contractor will coordinate with the resident to address the issue.

My cable went out unexpectedly. What now?

Please contact your service provider as soon as possible if this unforeseen event occurs. The service provider will make repairs.

Upon notifying your service provider, please contact the construction manager or inspector and inform them of your situation. 

Please be advised, the contractor cannot make repairs to cable, internet, or fiber lines. 

I Have Concerns About Traffic and Pedestrian Safety!

The City takes these concerns seriously. Please contact the City's Transportation Division at 407.246.2281 or visit the safety portal.

Will The City Collect Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste On Its Normal Days?

Yes. The City will continue to collect trash on its regular service schedule. Should a missed collection occur, please dial 407.246.2314 or email swcustomersvc@orlando.gov.

It is recommended you leave your carts or materials out for a second attempt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Do I Do Should I Have An Interruption In Service?

Should you experience a service interruption for water or sewer service, please call one or both numbers listed below.

For Sewer:
Wastewater, City of Orlando
407.246.2213

For Water or Power:
Orlando Utilities Commission
407.423.9018

 

 

 

Location

398-326 NW Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804  View Map

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