SARASOTA - Construction of the Luke Wood Park Sewer Lift began in 2008, and 5 years later there is still no signs of an end.
An updated timeline, provided the city, shows the final date of completion for the multi-million dollar project as Aug. 1, 2015. This despite the fact that the Luke Wood Park project is said to be about 90% complete.
Residents living close to the project say the delays have gotten out of hand. So we did some digging to find out what's holding up the $11 million project to replace the existing lift station located on Pomelo Avenue.
According to reports sewage from the Pomelo sight was suppose to be relocated to a new state of the art underground sanitary sewer system lift. But, that process includes connecting pipes under the Hudson Bayou.
One of the main issues that engineers face is installing a sewer pipe under the Hudson Bayou. Tunneling under the waterway will be a delicate process, and is made more complicated by environmental concerns.
Coming up on ABC 7 at 6pm, you'll hear why officials say they are no closer to meeting that goal and why residents say they cant take it anymore.