A quick trip through Original Carrollwood might not be so quick for the next few weeks.
Hillsborough County announced today, Oct. 16, that it needs to close portions of Orange Grove Drive over the next two to four weeks for sewer line repairs. The closings will affect the southern parts of the roadway.
Motorists traveling through the area can expect minor delays between Samara Drive and Sago Road in preparation for the project, said Michelle Van Dyke, a spokeswoman for the county. Next week, a portion of Orange Grove will close for repairs to an 8-inch sewage pipeline.
The county does not anticipate water or wastewater interruptions during the repairs.
“The tree root-damaged sewage line to be replaced is located approximately 12 feet deep,” Van Dyke wrote in a media release. “Because of the depth of the pipeline, the complexity of the work, and to ensure the safety of motorists and workers, the road will be closed for at least two weeks. If substantial rains or unexpected problems occur, this closure could be extended to as much as four weeks.”
Van Dyke said workers might be on site for as many as 10 hours a day – weekends included – to speed up the job. She urges drivers to pay attention to road signs and detour routes.
To find out more or to report problems related to construction, call the Public Utilities Department at 813-744-5600.