Project to equip downtown residents with custom flood-prevention framework
Tampa, FL, Jan. 6, 2020 – Oldcastle Infrastructure, A CRH Company, and one of North America’s largest manufacturers of utility products and construction accessories for the telecommunications, energy, transportation, building services and water markets, announces today the construction kick off of its latest undertaking in the heart of downtown Tampa, Florida. The storm drainage project will break ground at the intersection of North Boulevard and West Cass Street and is expected to span over two years.
Leading up to the official start of construction, Oldcastle Infrastructure manufactured custom framework, supplying over 7,300 feet of box culvert pieces ranging in size from 8’x8′, 10’x7′, 10’x5′ and 6’x5′. In addition, the project will consist of storm structures, sanitary structures and other special project structures to better equip neighboring buildings and homes to reduce current frequent flooding issues. Once construction is complete, the overhaul will provide enhanced safety for pedestrians and vehicles.
“The goal of this project remains consistent with all of the work that we do: to provide the infrastructure that keeps communities connected and protected,” said Bob Simone, Precast Sales Executive of West/Central, FL for Oldcastle Infrastructure. “We’re looking forward to seeing how these structures better serve the residents of Tampa in the long term.”
A new 36-inch water transmission main will be constructed in order to better direct the underground transportation of water. In return, residents can anticipate reduced flooding in both residential and commercial areas of W. Cass Street, N. Rome Avenue, W. Gray Street as well as surrounding areas. The construction is expected to be completed in mid-2021, weather permitting.
About Oldcastle Infrastructure: Oldcastle Infrastructure is the leading provider of building materials, products and services for infrastructure projects to several market sectors nationwide, including: Building Structures, Communications, Energy, Transportation and Water. For more information, visit www.oldcastleinfrastructure.com.
CRH (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH) is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.78,000 people at c.3,100 operating locations in 31 countries. It is the largest building materials business in North America, the largest heavyside materials business in Europe and has a number of strategic positions in the emerging economic regions of Asia and South America. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. A Fortune 500 company, CRH is a constituent member of the FTSE 100 index, the EURO STOXX 50 index, the ISEQ 20 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. CRH’s American Depositary Shares are listed on the NYSE. For more information visit www.crh.com.