Project Updates

Project Progress Photos


    Survey crews work to advance timeline of project.


    Survey work takes place early in the project.


    CDM Smith documents the existing utilities throughout the Town of Longboat Key.


    CDM Smith is performing an independent review of the project cost and budget.


    CDM Smith is working together with the Town to fine tune the master schedule.

Longboat Key Undergrounding Project Updates
January – March 2018

We are pleased to update you on the progress of the Town of Longboat Key Undergrounding Project.

The project is on schedule and moving forward, nearing a new milestone with final review of Preliminary Plans for Phase 2 of the project – extending from The Village South to Dream Island Road – currently underway.

As timely completion of surveys continues, our team is on track with providing FPL the information needed to ensure location accuracy and logistics. The FPL plans will also serve as a catalyst to determine the relocation and coordination efforts of both Comcast and Frontier.

Looking Ahead – 2018

As we move into the second quarter of 2018, the Project Team will ensure that we stay on schedule, continue coordination efforts with FPL, and verify estimated costs with accurate design information on hand.

The Project Team, including engineers, will use the recently completed survey information to prepare a system design and develop a final, binding cost estimate for the systems. Additionally, focus will be made on assessing the proposed lighting and fiber backbone infrastructure that will run concurrently with the FPL undergrounding project. This effort will include costs assessment, proposed layout and preliminary design.

The Town will proceed with the Bond Validation Process for funding (please refer to the Meeting tab for updates) and, with the assistance of CDM Smith, initiate the procurement process for obtaining a contractor to perform the undergrounding work by the end of the year, with a target of fall 2018.

Once this information is in hand, the Town will have highly accurate costs for the project as a whole and will finalize the assessments for the Neighborhood Project and, if appropriate, review the assessments for the Gulf of Mexico Drive Project. Assessments for the Neighborhood Project will be adopted and imposed against real property at the next taxing cycle in the fall of 2018.

Stay Informed

We invite you to visit the website often to stay informed about the project. Visitors are also invited to sign up to receive important e-notifications and  email us if you have any questions or comments throughout the duration of the project.