Work is progressing ahead of schedule on Ranger North’s $105 million project to build 2.7 miles of elevated roadway for a new section of SR-414 in Orange County, FL. The earthwork and reinforced walls are mostly complete, and more than two-thirds of the 3.3 million cu. yds. of embankment work is finished.
Roadway and bridge construction is also underway, with some of the new structures starting to take shape. The project team has been able to stay ahead of production deadlines by working with excellent subcontractors and making good use of resources and available crews.
The division has also secured a $2.9 million contract as the paving subcontractor for a separate portion of the SR-414 project. Ranger North will pave the westernmost section of the three-part project, which ties into the west end of Ranger’s existing project and continues to SR-429. The paving work will be performed for Johnson Brothers Construction.
In Lake County, the division has secured a $4.84 million contract with the FDOT to mill and resurface nearly 14 miles of SR-33. The work will extend north from the Polk County line to just south of SR-50. In addition to milling and resurfacing the two-lane highway, Ranger will install guard rails, rework the shoulders, and perform some minor pipe work. In total, the project will require almost 38,000 tons of asphalt.
In Orange County, Ranger North has secured a $13.3 million contract to mill and pave 5.5 miles of Florida’s Turnpike (SR-91) as a subcontractor to Granite Construction. The overall project will include widening the turnpike from four to six lanes from I-4 to just north of Gotha Road, requiring 114,530 tons of asphalt.
Also in Orange County, Ranger North has been awarded a $1.6 million contract with Prince Contracting to mill and widen 2.5 miles of CR-535. The roadway widening is to accommodate increased traffic associated with a new KB Homes development near Winter Garden.
The division has also started a $2.2 million FDOT project to mill and resurface two miles of SR-434 in Maitland under a subcontract with Lane Construction. The project is scheduled for completion in July 2009.
Other new work includes a contract with Hewitt Contracting to mill and resurface one mile of roadway through the Orange County Landfill in a project that starts next summer.