December 22, 2016

The contractor has installed the new force main, and has secured the area for the Holidays. In the last week of December, Felix will connect the new pipeline to the system and prepare to abandon the existing force main. Buried force main will be abandoned in place, however pipe that attached to the bridge will be removed. The bulk of the work on Lighthouse Dr. (including restoration) is scheduled to be complete by the middle of January 2017.

December 5, 2016

Construction equipment will be setting up for the project. Expect to see Pickup trucks, horizontal drilling machines, backhoes and other equipment.

Construction Period: December 5, 2016 through January 4, 2016

Project Description – SUA’s contractor, Felix Associates of Florida, Inc., will install a 6-inch diameter high density polyethylene (HDPE) sewer force main pipeline eastward along the north side of Lighthouse Drive from Lagoon Drive, beneath the North Palm Waterway, to Anchorage Drive. The new pipeline, to be installed by horizontal directional drill (HDD) method, will replace a 50-year old ductile iron force main. The contractor will excavate two HDD construction pits, one near Lagoon and the other near Anchorage, drill horizontally along the described route at a depth well below the waterway bottom, pull welded sections of the HDPE pipe back through the bore hole, connect the HDPE to existing pipe at both ends, pressure test the pipe, then remove his equipment and fully restore all areas impacted by construction activity.  

Construction zone – All work will be done within road rights of way and dedicated easements. Construction materials including some fill material and small rock will be staged along the roadway, briefly including long welded sections of HDPE pipe to be pulled through the bore hole. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic - HDD construction requires minimal and very brief vehicular and pedestrian traffic interruption, if any. SUA contractors have been instructed to secure all work areas to implement traffic control measures designed to minimize risk and public inconvenience.

Hours of construction – Daylight hours on weekdays, minimal work on Saturdays, no Sunday or holiday work.


Equipment to be used – Pickup trucks, horizontal drilling machine, backhoes. Periodically, there will be front end loaders, dump trucks and flatbed vehicles, and depending upon ground water conditions, it may be necessary to operate a dewatering pump around the clock for a few days, located either near Lagoon or near Anchorage.

Noise – The contractor must comply with local noise ordinances. We appreciate your patience during this critically important construction activity. We will post information on our web site at www.sua.com, you may also call us at 561-627-2900 ext. 316 during business hours if questions or issues arise.