South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility

New Headworks and Grit Removal Facility Design-Build Project

Project Location

The South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility – New Headworks and Grit Removal Facility Design-Build Project is located at 7401 54th Avenue North in St. Petersburg.

Map of the general project area.  Park Street on the West, 54th Avenue North on the South, 71st Street North on the East, and 62nd Avenue North on the North with the Reclamation Facility in the center of the map.

Project Overview

This project includes the design and construction of a new combined headworks and grit removal structure and odor control system.

Project Contact

Residents can stay informed throughout the project’s construction phase through:

You can also report issues or concerns during construction through the Pinellas County app or the Pinellas County website.

Anticipated Construction Schedule

Construction will begin in May 2020. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2022. The contractor will work between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The construction schedule and duration may vary due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather conditions.

Maintaining Traffic

All project construction activities will be within the South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility. A maintenance of traffic plan has been developed for the facility staff, construction workers, project team members and visitors.

Project Funding

Engineering services for this project cost approximately $1.1 million. The total construction cost is approximately $23.9 million. The project is funded through Pinellas County’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility – New Headworks and Grit Removal Facility Design-Build Project?

This project includes the design and construction of a new combined headworks and grit removal structure and odor control system. This upgrade to the South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility will include replacing two aging out-of-date structures with a combined structure. The new structure will feature more effective and efficient equipment.

I live near the South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility. What can I expect during construction?

All construction will be on the facility property. You can expect construction traffic near the facility entrance and construction noise. Vibrations or odors from construction activities are not expected.

Will this project impact traffic in the area?

Those who travel along 54th Avenue North may experience an increase in construction traffic entering and exiting the facility.

Will this project increase my utility bill?

No. Your monthly bill includes charges for treatment, facility builds, renewal, replacement and rehabilitation costs to keep the system reliable and efficient.

Who is doing the work?

Pinellas County selected the Garney Construction Design-Build team based on a competitive qualification selection process.