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Ranger Central Secures Significant Turnpike Change Order

Ranger Central has been awarded a $6 million change order for work on the Florida Turnpike (SR-91) in Palm Beach County, FL.

The division recently completed a $31 million project to widen the Turnpike from Atlantic Avenue to the Lantana Toll Plaza, delivering the project well ahead of schedule.

The change order is for the addition of ORT (open road tolling) lanes at the Lantana Toll Plaza and roadway widening, as well as barrier wall relocation, guardrail and signing. The project will be challenging, as a number of activities need to take place in a compressed space and a tight time frame, with traffic flow being maintained at all times. Based on previous performance, however, the division is confident it will meet the six-month schedule.

Ranger Central has also secured a number of additional FDOT contracts throughout the region, among them a $20 million contract to widen SR-710 (Beeline Highway) in Riviera Beach, FL, starting this fall. The project will include widening one mile of the two-lane road to four lanes, adding curb and signals, and making drainage improvements. Some bridge work will also be associated with the project as the team transitions the roadway from rural to urban status. Also in Riviera Beach, the division is poised to begin a $2.8 million contract to mill and resurface a portion of Blue Heron Boulevard. The work will include median and drainage improvements and some landscaping.

In St. Lucie County, FL, the division secured a $6.1 million contract to widen 1.5 miles of SR-615 at the north end of the county. Starting in January, the project team will add a lane on the south-bound side of the roadway to make SR-615 into a four-lane road with turn lanes and a median. The work will include new curbs and sidewalks.

In Palm Beach County, FL, work is already underway on an $8.4 million contract to widen, mill and resurface 2.5 miles of SR-A1A in Delray Beach. Much of the work will pass through residential and commercial frontage, but the project team is working hard to keep residents happy.

Earlier this summer, the division began work on a $1.4 million FDOT project to reconstruct the intersection of Fiske Road and Barnes Boulevard in Rockledge, FL, with a ground-breaking ceremony. At the end of the year, the division will begin work on a $3.1 million FDOT project to mill and resurface 12.5 miles of I-95’s southbound lane in Brevard County, FL. The work will require 22,000 tons of asphalt.