As summer gets into full gear, Ranger Central is hard at work improving the roadways of central and south Florida.
In April, the division began a $3.5 million FDOT project to mill and resurface a 2.2-mile segment of SR-A1A between SR-80 (Southern Boulevard) and SR-704 (Royal Palm Way) in Palm Beach County.
A portion of the project will pass through downtown Palm Beach, challenging the project team to work around motorists, pedestrians and existing utilities in the right-of-way. The project includes drainage improvements and the addition of mast arms for traffic signals.
In another county project, Ranger Central has started a $1.8 million job
to widen a bridge on Prosperity Farms Road. The crew will push hard to get most of the work done to minimize disruption to residents and a nearby school. The division will also make improvements to the intersection of Royal Palm Beach and Orange Boulevards for $1.5 million.
Ranger Central has also begun a $1.6 million contract from the FDOT for various projects in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties, and a $1.2 million resurfacing contract with St. Lucie County. This is the third year in a row that the division has won these contracts.
In July, Ranger Central is starting two Brevard County jobs, a $2.1 million FDOT project to mill and resurface five miles of US-1 and a $1.4 million project to reconstruct the intersection of Fiske Road and Barnes Boulevard in Rockledge. The team will also add turning lanes, curb and gutter.
In the private sector, Ranger Central has started an exceptional site development and paving project at the 800-acre Sundance Trails Ranch in Okeechobee County. By the time work is completed this fall, crews will have excavated and graded 500,000 cu. yds. of dirt and paved six miles of roadway. This is Ranger Central’s first project with Rosen Associates Development, Inc.
In November, Ranger Central celebrated the completion of the Indian River Drive emergency slope repairs project after two-and-a-half years of work on approximately 13.5 miles of road. The project teams worked seven days a week, from sunrise to sundown, to repair the damage from 2004 Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Ranger Central completed the $17.5 million project for St. Lucie County one day early.