Lift Station One Upgrade

Last updated on January 02, 2020

Intersection of South Street and Mills Avenue. Lift Station Project Sign Visible

The construction of Lift Station One will replace two aging lift stations and provide improved efficiency and reliability into the foreseeable future.

The city is committed to reliable and efficient sanitary sewer service. To maintain that commitment, the Public Works Department contracted Wharton Smith to construct Lift Station One.

During the project, the contractor will install a new 36" inch gravity sewer line and a 24" inch sanitary force main.

The new modern lift station will replace two aging lift stations. Reducing the chance of future problems. Once the project is complete, lift station one will provide better efficiency and reliable sanitary services into the foreseeable future.

A picture of a map showing Mills Between South and Anderson Street is closed. South Street remains open and availble. Anderson Street Remains Open and Available. Bumby and Summerlin can be used as alternate routes.

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, there is a planned temporary roadway closure on Mills Avenue between South and Anderson Street.  This closure is necessary to install critical infrastructure underneath the roadway transferring sanitary sewer material to the new Lift Station Number 1. We anticipate this phase of the project will take three months to complete. 

During the closure, Wharton-Smith will install a 36"inch gravity sewer line and a 24"inch force main. 

The City's Public Works Department and Wharton-Smith have coordinated with the Central Florida Expressway Authority and SGL to be sure of a smooth closure and reopening of Mills Avenue. 

  • In the event of an emergency, first responders and emergency vehicles will have priority access. 
  • Solid waste, recycling, mail, and other services will continue as scheduled.
  • Residents and commuters should prepare for delays that may increase their travel time. 

Construction of the new lift station facility will have minimal direct impact on homeowners in the immediate area. City residents living close to the project site may experience an increase in noise. 

Once the Mills Avenue closure goes into effect, commuters will experience a road closure on Mills Avenue between South and Anderson Street. Likewise, pedestrian traffic will experience detours and closures to avoid potential hazards in an active construction zone. We estimate the closure will be in place for three months.

Project hours are between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be opportunities for weekend and overnight work. Adverse weather and unforeseen circumstances can create delays that increase the project's duration. 


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