Project Updates

  • Crews prepare area for placement of concrete pad that will support electric transformer box
    Crews prepare area for placement of concrete pad that will support electric transformer box
  • Workers install electric transformer box in place

    Workers install electric utility transformer box


    Survey work takes place early in the project.

Spring 2020

Phase 1 and Phase 2 ongoing project activities include:

FPL construction material continues to be stored at a site located approximately five miles northeast of the Island in Manatee County. This location allows the undergrounding contractor to secure and store the FPL undergrounding materials so they can be delivered to the construction site as needed.

Wilco Electrical is finalizing their utility undergrounding construction of the feeder conduits along GMD for Phase 1 and continues working in nearby neighborhoods and side streets. This work also includes boring channels and the installation of fiber data, streetlights and electrical utility cables.

All conduits and feeder lines have been built along GMD for Phase 2. Some areas that have also been completed include Broadway Street, Firehouse Road, Longboat Drive South, and areas around Poinsetta Avenue, and work in neighborhoods and side streets off GMD has begun.

Looking Ahead - 2020

All undergrounding work as well as utility pole and cable removal for Phase 1 is anticipated to be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2020. Phase 2 work along GMD is expected to be finished by the end of the 4th quarter.

FPL has completed the design plans for Phase 3 and is working on the preliminary design for Phase 4 of the utility undergrounding project. Once complete, the project team will work with FPL to develop a construction schedule that will coordinate installation of the town streetlight and fiber lines with the FPL undergrounding construction activities.

Comcast and Frontier continue removing utility poles and connecting cables to homes to be switched over to the new main line.

Stay Informed

We invite you to visit the website often to stay informed about the project. Visitors are also invited to contact us with any questions or concerns throughout the duration of the project.