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Central, South Team Up On $37 Million I-595 Contract

A major South Florida corridor is getting a $1.2 billion makeover and Ranger’s Central and South Divisions are key players on a $37 million segment of the work.

Under its largest public-private partnership to date, the state awarded a design-build-finance-operate-maintain contract to concessionaire I-595 Express to widen 10.5 miles of I-595 and add three reversible, variable-toll express lanes between the eastbound and westbound lanes. The work includes upgrades to SR-84, which runs tightly alongside I-595.

Ranger’s contract covers Segment D, about 2.5 miles that connect with Florida’s Turnpike, US-441/SR-7, and I-95. The Central Division is handling grading and utilities, overseen by V.P. Miguel Correa, who led the successful bidding effort, while Ranger South is providing the asphalt and paving services.

Work on Segment D started in June and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013. Including work by other contractors, the makeover will be finished in 2014.

Handling 180,000 cars a day, I-595 connects with I-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway to the west, while providing access to Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades to the east.