Ranger Widening Section of Turnpike, Developing Sites For New Toll Plazas

Ranger Central has been awarded a $31 million contract to widen seven miles of SR-91 (Florida’s Turnpike) in Palm Beach County, from Atlantic Ave. to the Lantana toll plaza.

The project involves widening the roadway from four to six lanes, milling and resurfacing existing lanes, bridge reconstruction, sound barrier wall construction, drainage, lighting and landscaping.

The contract includes up to $1 million in incentives if Ranger finishes ahead of the 990-day production schedule. Estimators Andrew Hodges, Mike Kracunas and Larry Roof prepared the winning bid.

Ranger has two other Turnpike projects underway in north Palm Beach County. Ranger is preparing the site for a new toll facility at PGA Blvd., with lanes and ramp paving included, and is performing similar work at SR-706 (Indiantown Rd.) under contracts worth $4.4 million.

In St. Lucie County, Ranger is widening a section of Bayshore Boulevard for the City of Port St. Lucie under a $12.6 million contract, with 730 days for completion. The estimate was prepared by Chad Swint and Chief Estimator Dave Schutta.

Inland, Ranger is doing site work for the City of Okeechobee Commerce Center Phase 2 under a $3.2 million contract, with 120 days for completion.

To the north, Ranger has repaired a skid strip at Patrick Air Force Base near Cape Canaveral under a $3.5 million contract.