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Modera Bird – City of Miami, Miami-Dade County

Location: Miami-Dade County

Client: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MD-WASD)

Project Description: 256 Single Family Homes within a 152 acre property

As part of the developer’s agreement for the proposed project by Mill Creek Residential, the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MD-WASD) required several water main upgrades within the adjacent right-of-way areas.  The project was located within the City of Miami on the south side of Southwest 40th Street (SR 976 / Bird Road), between SW 38th Avenue and SW 37th Court.

 

One of the main challenges for this project was the required connection to an existing 42” concrete water main within SR 976.  The existing water main is over 50 years old and located within a major roadway.  Therefore, a special contractor was needed in order to install the tapping sleeve assembly and conduct the wet tap.  The night time connection process was coordinated with both MD-WASD and FDOT staff.  There were numerous utility crossings that had to be coordinated during the design phase.  HSQ also assisted both Mill Creek and Florida Power & Light Company in the conduit design, plan preparation and permitting for a new FPL concrete duct bank (12 Conduits) that had to be installed across Bird Road in order to bring electrical service to the new building.  In addition, HSQ also coordinated the removal of several existing utility poles and the installation of a new high voltage transmission pole within Peacock Avenue.