Dodecanese-Athens Stormwater Drainage Improvements
Flooding on Dodecanese Boulevard
Dodecanese at Athens

The City of Tarpon Springs would like your feedback on the Dodecanese Blvd./Athens St. Stormwater and Roadway Improvements Project

 The project:

As part of the City’s Stormwater Action Plan (SAP), the Public Works Department has partnered with the State of Florida on a stormwater flood protection and water quality improvement project.

  • Installing a new stormwater collection system (pipes) along Athens St. from Cross St. to Dodecanese Blvd. and along Dodecanese Blvd. from just west of Athens St. to just west of Arfaras St.
  • Construction of a new stormwater pump station located near the Dodecanese/Athens intersection
  • The new stormwater collection system and stormwater pump station will reduce the historic and frequent flooding at the following locations: Dodecanese/Athens intersection, and Athens St. from Dodecanese Blvd. to just north of Cross St.
  • Construction of a new trash and sediment separation box within the stormwater pump station will remove trash and debris to protect the Anclote River
  • Estimated Construction Schedule: Start Spring/Summer 2023, Duration 6-8 months. Construction schedule will be timed to minimize significant impact to peak tourist season.
  • All proposed work will occur within the City of Tarpon Springs Right-of-Way for Dodecanese Blvd. and Athens St.
  • All access to businesses will be maintained throughout the life of the construction phase, but inconveniences and delays are to be expected with a major construction project.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on both sides of the roadway, with some exceptions during the removal/installation of storm inlets & possible utility relocations.
  • For proposed work along Athens St., the City will develop roadway closures and appropriate detours.


Historically, Dodecanese Blvd from Athens St. to Arfaras St. has flooded during nominal storm events. The flooding is normally within the roadway but during significant storm events or storm events that occur near a high tide within the Anclote River, private property has been affected.

Ways to get involved:

  1. Visit the Connect Tarpon Springs Webpage & complete the questionnaire:
  2. Email any Comments or Questions to Paige Tillison: PTillison@CTSFL.US