Sunset Park West

Project Updates

Below is a brief update on the Sunset Park West Water Main Improvements Project.

Status of Phase 1

Phase 1 stage of this project, which includes final paving for San Miguel, Dryad, Juno, W. Sunset, and S. Bryant has been delayed.

There are two main reasons for the delay. First, we needed to add a new water main along Venus Street. This replacement had not been identified on our original plans. Remediating the impacted roads in Phase 1, along with the extra work involved in adding a new water main, has extended our projected timeline for this phase. JVS Contracting is working diligently to complete their assigned tasks so that paving can be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Working Around the Holidays

The new paving schedule reflects the upcoming holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. The goal is to minimize disruption to residents during this time.

Next Steps

JVS Contracting will soon begin pressure testing the previously installed water mains identified in Phase 2. These streets include S. Dundee, Poe, Homer, and Dante. This pressure test is designed to confirm the integrity of the work done by the previous contractor. Pressure testing is a required process that must be completed before a water main can be placed into active service. The results of the pressure test will determine what, if any, additional remedial work may be necessary.

Please direct any questions or concerns about the work to Mr. Tim Knisely, Construction Engineer at (813) 310-5178 or Mr. Joe Rego, Construction Supervisor, at (813) 690-7893.  For project updates, visit tampa.gov/water/sunset-park-west.

The Sunset Park West Water Main Improvements Project will resume in the Sunset Park West neighborhood on September 6, 2022, with an expected completion date of June 2023, weather-permitting. The project activities include:

  • installation of new water mains and new water main tie-ins
  • installation of 32 new fire hydrants
  • roadway and right-of-way restoration once activities have been completed

The new, larger water mains along parts of W San Miguel St, W Juno St, W Dryad St, S Bryant Cir, and W Sunset Blvd will improve water pressure and flow, as well as increase fire protection. The impacted streets will be repaved with fresh asphalt.

  • What to expect during construction
  • Activities to occur within the public right-of-way
  • Staging of equipment and materials in the public right-of-way
  • Removal of landscape and hardscape from the public right-of-way
  • Vehicles parked on the street may be required to park elsewhere during construction
  • Access to homes will be maintained
  • No anticipated interruptions to trash collection / recycling or mail delivery

Community Meetings

City of Tampa and JVS Contracting, Inc., representatives discussed the project schedule and addressed questions and concerns related to the project at two community events:

  • A virtual community meeting took place on September 7, 2022, at 1pm. The recording of that meeting is available below.
  • Representatives from the City of Tampa and JVS Contracting, Inc. attended an in-person Sunset Park Area Homeowner's Association meeting on September 13, 2022 at the Jan K. Platt Library.
9/7/2022 Community Meeting: Sunset Park West Water Main Improvements Project