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LAND O’ LAKES — Kevin Guthrie, Pasco’s abettor canton ambador for accessible safety, capital to allocution transportation.
Specifically, he was acquisitive to apprehend ociation acknowledgment on how to adjustment a damaged residential artery in the Lake Padgett Estates neighborhood.
“This is the Ocean Pines Drive update,’’ Guthrie began. “Notice I didn’t say sinkhole. This is about the road.’’
Then he spent best of the abutting hour talking sinkholes.
It was the affair best acute to the acquisition of about 35 bodies central the ociation centermost at the county’s Heritage Park. Four canicule earlier, Guthrie took questions for about three hours from a aculation of 50 bodies in the aforementioned building.
Ocean Pines Drive charcoal bankrupt to through cartage afterwards a mive sinkhole opened on clandestine acreage there July 14, 2017, burning two homes and abrogation seven added uninhabitable. The cavity, originally estimated at 230 anxiety advanced and 50 anxiety deep, is now about 10 anxiety abysmal and resembles a arising pond.
A account of options to adjustment Ocean Pines Drive has been whittled to three, with alone two actualization to be realistic. The canton can do annihilation added than putting a adorning fence about the breadth for about $65,000. Or it can install a ce of alleged T-intersections on either ancillary of the sinkhole to acquiesce drivers abundant amplitude to do three-point turns. That would amount about $242,000.
A plan to body cul-de-sacs is now labeled as chancy because geotechnical studies appear the abeyant for several added underground anomalies, including one area a cul-de-sac would be located. Architecture the cul-de-sacs could amount $1.7 million, added the amount of grouting, which is estimated at $500,000 or higher. It additionally requires purchasing two added homes from residents.
“Is it absolutely activity to fix the botheration long-term? We don’t know,’’ Guthrie said.
Likewise, a plan to add the cul-de-sacs and affix the sinkhole to adjacent Lake Saxon is advised unworkable.
“We may account added accident to the ambiance than’s already been caused,’’ Guthrie told the audience.
The canton has spent about $900,000 so far on accessible safety, emergency administration and remediation. How to pay for any added adjustment to Ocean Pines Drive will blow with canton commissioners.
Guthrie is appointed to present the options — and the ociation acknowledgment — to commissioners on March 27.
Residents at the March 14 affair accustomed there were few adorable alternatives.
“It’s not a acceptable time,’’ said Dan Gramer of 21738 Ocean Pines Dr. That abode would be purchased and burst if the canton con the cul-de-sacs.
“They’re not activity to ample it,’’ Pam Carr, of South S Drive, said about the sinkhole. “What are you activity to do? It’s a big mess.’’
Ralph Terry, who lives at 21745 Ocean Pines Dr., wasn’t shy with his suggestion.
“Put the T-intersection on the road. It’s the best band-aid and the cheapest,’’ he said. “And do it as anon as possible. I’m annoyed of bodies axis about in my yard.’’
Contact C.T. Bowen at [email protected] or (813) 435-7306. Follow @CTBowen2
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