The last thing motorists needed on the busy eight-lane SR-836/Dolphin Expressway in South Florida were lane closures that dragged on and on during resurfacing.
A short production schedule was critical, as the limited access highway is one of the routes feeding Miami International Airport just to the north. So when Ranger South won the contract to rehabilitate a 1.5-mile section of the roadway, getting it done within 90 days was written right into the terms.
Ranger crews were up to the task, milling and repaving the mainline asphalt pavement from NW 42nd Avenue (North LeJeune Road) to SW 27th Avenue, including ramps, all within the allotted time frame.
The $3.7 million project was the first that Ranger has performed for the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), which oversees five South Florida limited access highways.
Not only was the work done quickly, it was done well. Ranger paved the entire eight-lane section — structural and friction courses — with zero ride deficiencies, earning compliments from MDX for project smoothness and timeliness of completion.