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Siesta Key to soon see work on two major projects

Sarasota County will begin the demolition of the Siesta Key Water Reclamation facility and begin replacing a water pipeline near Midnight Pass Road.

Siesta Key residents in a few months will see a slew of demolition vehicles around their community.

Sarasota County will begin demolition of the Siesta Key Water Reclamation plant and replace a water pipeline that runs along part of Midnight Pass Road in the summer.

Although residents said they would be happy to see the finished product, they are worried about possible disruptions.

During a Jan. 16 workshop, residents expressed concerns about noise, traffic and dust.

Demolition of the water facility, near 5200 Oakmont Place, is set to begin by June at a cost of $90,230.

After the completion of the Siesta Key Master Pump Station, the majority of the infrastructure for the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, which ranked second-worst in the state for pollution, was shut down in 2018.