Utility Infrastructure Improvement Project

Building a Better Bal Harbour for You

Project Overview and Benefits

The Village is currently constructing and repairing sections of the underground utilities within the gated residential community and Collins Avenue. The work being performed will enhance the performance and longevity of the water, sanitary sewer and stormwater systems that run underground and connect to the homes. Paving operations will follow the underground work to restore roadways throughout the area. When complete, these improvements will provide our residents and guests with a safe and efficient water supply system, a sanitary sewer system that meets regulatory requirements while ensuring the system reduces groundwater infiltration and an enhanced stormwater system to more efficiently disperse stormwater after rain events and minimize any pollutants from stormwater discharging into Biscayne Bay.

While design work for these phases began many years ago, construction started in Phases 3 and 4 in April of 2020, and in Phases 5 and 6 in 2022. We anticipate all phases of work to be completed by the end of 2024. Below is a brief synopsis of the work and schedule within each zone.

Project Status as of September 9, 2022

The overall neighborhood’s improvements have been broken into zones. This helps focus the contractor’s area of impact and fully completes larger sections of the neighborhood at a time. This also allows us to minimize traffic and utility service disruptions throughout the neighborhood.

Map of Phased Areas

Phase 1b – Completed

Phase 2b – Completed

Phase 4 – Completed

Phase 3a (under construction)

Pending Work Includes:

  • Replacing approximately 700 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe along the northeast area of the intersection of Bal Bay Drive and Bal Cross Drive.
  • Placing new asphalt along the roadway.

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Pipe replacement work is expected to resume within the coming weeks.
  • Milling and paving of the roadway to immediately follow (anticipated for the end of October).
  • Expected completion in this zone by the end of 2022.

Phase 5b & 5c (under construction)

Pending Work Includes:

  • Replacing and installing water mains; relocating water services from rear
  • of homes to front of homes
  • Stormwater drainage improvements in conjunction with Phase 7
  • Removal and replacement of damaged curb and gutter
  • Placing new asphalt along the roadway

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Expected completion in this zone by the end of 2024 in coordination with the work in Phase 7.

Phase 3b & 3c (under construction)

Pending Work Includes:

  • Placing new asphalt along the roadway.

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Milling and paving will be grouped and scheduled with Zone 3a.
  • Expected completion of this phase is by the end of 2022.

Phase 6a & 6b (under construction)

Pending Work Includes:

  • Replacing and installing water mains; relocating water services from rear of homes to front of homes
  • Major stormwater drainage improvements
  • Removal and replacement of damaged curb and gutter
  • Placing new asphalt along the roadway

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Expected completion in this zone by early 2024

Phase 5a (pending design)

Pending Work:

  • Replacing and installing water mains; relocating water services from rear of homes to front of homes
  • Adjusting or replacing stormwater inlets and grates
  • Replacing damaged curb and gutter
  • Placing new asphalt on the roadway

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Summer 2023 through 2024

Phase 7 (in design)

Pending Work:

  • Performing stormwater drainage improvements near Bal Bay Drive and Bal Cross Drive (in conjunction with 5b and 5c).
  • Repairing the stormwater pump station adjacent to Harbour Way West.

Anticipated Schedule:

  • Fall 2023 through spring of 2024

What You Should Expect

  • Routine project updates will be distributed to provide information on upcoming work and anticipated traffic impacts.
  • Future paving operations will require coordination with each of the homes in that area as vehicle traffic will be limited throughout the work zones during the placement of asphalt. More information will come before the paving is scheduled.

Who to Contact

For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Heather M. Leslie via email at [email protected] or by phone at 305.905.5876. You can also contact Village Hall at 305.866.4633.