Garbage Transfer Station Begins Construction

TOWN ‘N COUNTRY – A meeting to discuss improvements to Hillsborough County’s garbage transfer station on Linebaugh Avenue drew few residents, but that might not be surprising; the $9.4 million project has been in the works since at least 2005.

Wednesday night’s public meeting at the Westchase Recreation Center was the latest in a series to discuss the transfer station to be built on the site of the existing one, 8001 W. Linebaugh Ave.

“This is actually the third public meting we’ve had on this project, so I think the public is aware of what the county is planning, said Michael Strully, an engineer with the county’s public utilities department, and project manager. “Other meetings were held in the planning, then the engineering phases. What we wanted to do was have a meeting just prior to construction starting. That way the citizens can see what’s going on,” he said after the meeting.

Additionally, the project is not controversial, but one focused on safety of workers and the public, and efficiency of the transfer station, Strully added.

Construction is scheduled to begin in a couple of weeks and will continue for 15 months, until November 2014, county officials said.

For more information on this new project, visit tbo.com

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