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Demolition to begin at Hudson Bayou lift station

Demolition work at the site of Lift Station 87 in the Hudson Bayou area is scheduled to begin on Thursday, bringing another sign of progress to the beleaguered sewer project.

PCL Construction will begin tearing down existing structures on the site, and the process is expected to take two or three weeks. Once the process is complete, site work for the new station will begin.

The new station will replace an older one that was failing and will route one-third of the city of Sarasota’s wastewater beneath Hudson Bayou.

According to the project’s website, local residents can expect to see trucks and heavy equipment arriving and departing the site at the U.S. 41 entrance. This activity is scheduled to take place each weekday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

“All demolition activities will comply with the city’s noise ordinance and measures will be taken to control dust,” the website says. “Vibration sensors have also been installed and will continuously be monitored to further minimize community impacts.”