Water-Related News

Sinkhole Repair Not Cheap for Plant City

The city will have to spend more than $1 million to repair sinkholes that damaged roads and threatened a water tank.

Bids for repairs to sinkhole-damaged Azalea Bloom Drive, Creek Way Court, Concord Way, Kipling Court and Silvermoon Drive ranged from a total of slightly more than $763,000 to $837,000. Bids for repairs to the Mobley and Risk street intersection ranged from $253,000 to $272.000.

The bidders for the roadwork gave the city several options, including separate bids on each project. Bids to shore up soil around the 500,000-gallon water tank off National Guard Drive ranged from about $193,000 to $210,000.

City Manager Greg Horwedel said his staff will look at the bids and make a recommendation to city commissioners before contracts are awarded. All qualified bids will be presented to the city commission for their consideration at an April 26 meeting.