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Infrastructure projects to replace old pipes, fix roads underway in Tampa

Work continues to improve the underground piping systems in several neighborhoods. The goal is to provide cleaner water, better fire protection and safer streets.

TAMPA, Fla. — As the City of Tampa grows, transportation leaders say major work is needed on our pipes Some pipes are a hundred years old. 

It’s why work is underway to replace aging pipes and make roads safer. The goal is to provide cleaner water, better fire protection and safer streets.

There are four neighborhoods in Tampa that are getting the work first: Macfarlane Park, East Tampa, Forest Hills and Virginia Park.

Project highlights include:

  • Replacing more than 18 miles of aging water distribution piping
  • Rehabilitating more than 27 miles of aging wastewater piping
  • Stormwater improvements to correct nuisance ponding
  • Roadway improvements throughout the four neighborhoods
  • One intersection signal upgrade

RELATED: Improvement projects coming to 4 Tampa neighborhoods: What to expect

While you’re likely seeing an impact on traffic, city leaders say the disruption now will be worth it in the long run with better fire protection, water quality and safer streets.

Right now, the city averages eight water main breaks a day. This project should help alleviate that.

The work is already underway and is set to be completed in the next three years.

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