Service Update

Road Closure: Northwood Palms Blvd. Emergency Sewer Repair

Service updates and information will be posted to this section throughout the duration of the Northwood Palm Project.
Update 11/21/19: Monday, November 25, 2019, is scheduled as the completion date for the sewer main repair project along Northwood Palms Blvd. Resurfacing of the road is now underway, with a successful completion of 3,305 ft. of utility line repaired by PCU. To continue to maintain a safe environment for the community, the closure of Northwood Palms Blvd. will remain in place while this final stage of road restoration is being performed. PCU apologizes for the delay in getting Northwood Palms Blvd. restored to normal traffic flow.
Update 11/4/19: The projected completion date for mid November 2019 is on track. Progress continues with only 35 ft. of line repair remaining, located near Coral Springs Dr. running north under Northwood Palms Blvd. To continue to maintain a safe environment for the community, the closure of Northwood Palms Blvd. will remain in place while this final stage of work is being performed. PCU apologizes for the delay in getting Northwood Palms Blvd. restored to normal traffic flow.
Update 10/16/19: The projected completion date for mid November 2019 is on track. A total of 3,095 ft. of line has been repaired over the course of this project. Progress continues with only 103 ft. of line remaining, located near Coral Springs Dr. running north under Northwood Palms Blvd. To maintain a safe environment for the community, the closure of Northwood Palms Blvd. will remain in place while this final stage of work is being performed. PCU apologizes for the delay in getting Northwood Palms Blvd. restored to normal traffic flow.
Update 10/8/19: Progress on the one remaining section of line, located near Coral Springs Drive running north under Northwood Palms Blvd, indicates a revised completion date for mid November 2019. To maintain a safe environment for the community, the closure of Northwood Palms Blvd. will remain in place while this final stage of work is being performed.

Update 9/10/19: Contractors commissioned by PCU provided an updated schedule indicating a revised completion date for mid October 2019. To maintain a safe environment for the community, the closure of Northwood Palms Blvd. will need to remain in place while this final stage of the work is being performed. 

Efforts to Expedite Project Completion: Additional shifts have been authorized in order to amplify contractor support by mobilizing additional crews and necessary equipment.

Work Completed: Contractors have successfully finalized the rehabilitation of all ductile iron gravity sewer mains, consisting of 2,988 feet of sewer main, along with the associated curtain grouting and soil densification (pressure grouting) in the community with the exception of one section of sewer main. 

Work in Progress: One remaining line is currently under repair, consisting of approximately 200 feet of sewer main, located near Coral Springs Drive running north under Northwood Palms Blvd. This section of line was found to be in extremely poor condition with numerous failed sections of pipe and severe infiltration of groundwater and sand into the collection system. The poor pipe condition required the main to be stabilized by grouting inside the pipe as well as curtain grouting on the outside of the pipe to perform the pipe rehabilitation. Introducing  grout on the inside of the main, along with the need for several specialized robotic cutters and closed caption television (CCTV) units, resulted in an extremely slow and difficult prep process to repair the pipe line.

Update 7/30/19: Bus Stop Information Provided by Pasco County Schools - 
The bus stops listed in the tabs below have been provided by Pasco County Schools to service the Northwood Palms community until further notice.

For additional bus stop information please view a child’s student record in MyStudent or contact Pasco County Schools directly. ESE bus stop locations are individually evaluated, please contact the school a child is attending for additional information.
  1. Wiregrass Ranch High School
  2. Dr John Long Middle School
  3. Denham Oaks Elementary

Bus Stop Information Provided by Pasco County Schools

Northwood Palms Blvd & Evergreen Chase Dr – Bus will stop southbound approximately 40 feet prior to traffic circle at the crosswalk.

Northwood Palms Blvd & Bonterra Loop – Bus will stop northbound at the first entrance to the Bonterra apartments.

Breakers Dr & Key West Crt – Bus will stop westbound prior to the intersection.

Breakers Dr & Sea Breeze Way – Bus will stop northbound prior to the intersection.

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For additional bus stop information please view a child’s student record in MyStudent or contact Pasco County Schools directly. ESE bus stop locations are individually evaluated, please contact the school a child is attending for additional information.

  • Update 6/18/19: The Pasco County Utilities (PCU) Operations and Maintenance Department (O&M) is actively working to address an emergency repair of a sewer main along Northwood Palms Boulevard. To ensure safety while the required repairs are made, Northwood Palms Boulevard has been closed and Breakers Drive is no longer a detour through the community.

    • General Motorists: Those traveling on E. County Line Rd. or FL-56 should use Bruce B. Downs Boulevard as an alternative option during the road closure.
    • Voters - Precinct 099: The Northwood Palms Clubhouse, at 27248 Big Sur Drive, can be accessed from SR 56 and the Northwood Palms Blvd. entrance. Motorists will not be able to access the clubhouse via County Line Rd.
  • Update 5/31/19: The Northwood Community Development District (CDD) will host a meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Pasco County Utilities Team Members will be in attendance to support questions about the emergency sewer repair. The meeting will be held at the Northwood Clubhouse at 27248 Big Sur Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. For additional questions or details please contact the Northwood CDD Management Team
  • Update 5/28/19: Directional signage will be placed on SR 56, County Line Road, and Bruce B. Downs Blvd. to discourage unwanted traffic from entering the Northwood Palms Neighborhood. These added measures will be in place beginning Wednesday, May 29, and will remain until all repairs are completed.

Road Closure: Northwood Palms Blvd. Emergency Sewer Repair

~~Local residents use Breakers Drive detour, all others should use Bruce B. Downs Blvd.~~
(May 3, 2019)

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL  ----  The Pasco County Utilities (PCU) Operations and Maintenance Department (O&M) is actively working to address an emergency repair of a sewer main along Northwood Palms Boulevard.  To ensure safety while the required repairs are made, Northwood Palms Boulevard will be closed to thru traffic.  All local, residential traffic will be diverted through Breakers Drive.

Repairs are estimated to take four months.  Every effort is being made to expedite this emergency project by dedicating field crews to work 12-hour shifts.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

  •  Local Residents: Breakers Drive is the only available option through the neighborhood during the road closure.  
  • General Motorists:  Those traveling on E. County Line Rd. or FL-56 should use Bruce B. Downs Boulevard as an alternative option during the road closure. 

 The issue was discovered during a routine inspection of the wastewater (sewer) collection system.  O&M field crews determined the existing sewer main was in extremely poor condition.  The leaking pipe compromised the roadway on Northwood Palms Boulevard above the main, forcing its closure.   

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