Sarasota lift station project is years away from completion

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 11:08 am | Updated: 6:05 pm, Tue Jul 9, 2013.

Sarasota, Fla., - Construction of a lift-station near the intersection of  U.S. 41 and U.S. 301 in Sarasota won't be completed for another two years.

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.

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.

Amid years of work, finger pointing, and a change in the engineering firm handling the project, nearby residents seem to be stuck dealing with the frustration of living near the slow moving construction zone.

ABC 7 Reporter Bobeth Yates is following the story.

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