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Benefits of the Improvements
The IMPROVEMENTS will provide customers an updated and more reliable utility system as well as
increased fire protection through added fire hydrants in the area.

About the Project

In the fall of 2020, engineers selected by Collier County began design plans for the Golden Gate City Transmission Water Main Improvements Project. The project is located in an approximately four-square mile area that is just north of Interstate 75 (I-75) to Green Boulevard and from Santa Barbara Boulevard east to Collier Boulevard.  The project was designed and will be constructed in three phases.  See the project area map indicating the phases. 

Project design was completed in 2022 and construction of Phase 1A is anticipated to be complete summer 2024, Phase 1B is anticipated to be complete summer 2025, and Phase 2 is anticipated to be complete winter 2025.

Project Phases

|  Phase 1A

Phase 1A (indicated on the map in purple) generally runs from 44th Street SW along Golden Gate Parkway east, then traverses along the Par One Homeowner’s Association golf course to a connection point just east of Collier Boulevard at 29th Avenue SW. Phase 1A will consist of a 24″ water transmission main , 8″ wastewater force main, and a 10″ Irrigation Quality main.

|  Phase 1B

Phase 1B (indicated on the map in red) generally runs from Radio Road north along portions of Santa Barbara Boulevard and 55th Terrace SW, east along Coronado Parkway, north along Lucerne Road and 49th Terrace SW, then east along 23rd Avenue SW, then south on Sunshine Boulevard and 47th Street SW, east on 24th Place SW and north on 44th Street SW to connect to Golden Gate Parkway. Phase 1B will connect to the Phase 1A project along Golden Gate Parkway near the intersection with 44th Street SW. Phase 1B water transmission main will consist of 24” and 30” pipes.

|  Phase 2

Phase 2 (indicated on the map in blue) begins just south of Coronado Parkway and generally runs north along 55th Terrace and Santa Barbara Boulevard, then east along Green Boulevard, north along a County owned parcel and east along 15th Avenue SW to a connection point just east of Collier Boulevard. Phase 2 also includes 48th Street SW from 23rd Avenue SW where it intersects with Phase 1 north to 17th Avenue SW then east to Sunshine Boulevard. Phase 2 water transmission mains will consist of 12” and 16” pipes.

|  How Did We Get Here? 

In 2017, Collier County purchased the Golden Gate City Utility System that was owned by the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA).  Collier County has a long-term plan to upgrade the utility system in this area in order to provide reliable service to all customers. To achieve this, water transmission lines must be installed as the first step in the plan. Transmission mains are large pipes which are designed to move large quantities of water and provide water to the smaller distribution mains. This new infrastructure will support water distribution mains that will be installed in the future to service customers. 7

|  Benefits of the Improvements 

The Golden Gate City Transmission Water Main Improvements project will provide the infrastructure for the future replacement of existing water mains and installation of new water mains within the Golden Gate City area. The improvements will provide customers an updated and more reliable utility system as well as increased fire protection through added fire hydrants in the area.

|  What’s Next? 

Collier County has selected three contractors to construct each phase of the transmission water main project. 

  • Phase 1A: Final Completion is anticipated to be completed summer 2024.
  • Phase 1B: Final Completion is anticipated to be completed summer 2025.
  • Phase 2: Final Completion is anticipated to be completed winter 2025.
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