PAVEX Corporation, a Florida-based Vecellio Group company, has been contracted by major South Florida developer WCI to overlay streets in a number of subdivisions that have reached build-out in Coral Springs and neighboring Parkland. The project will involve approximately 200,000 s.y. of asphalt, making the communities look “brand new” before being turned over to their respective homeowners associations.
Also in Broward County, PAVEX has started work on widening three exit ramps off I-595 west of the Turnpike. The contract includes excavation, drainage, milling, paving, and signalization. At Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, crews have begun modifications on turnouts and aprons.
In the Keys, the company has paved a 3.5-mile, 8-foot-wide bicycle path. The Grassy Key project is part of an initiative to create a bike path from Key West to Maine.
The Bartow, FL operations of Vecellio Group company PAVEX Corporation has been awarded a contract to four-lane portions of Dranefield Rd., Waring Rd. and Airport Rd., directly west of Lakeland in Central Florida.
The contract is part of Polk County’s program to improve traffic flow to and from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. It comes on the heels of another PAVEX Bartow project, four-laning and upgrading portions of County Line Road, which also handles airport traffic.
In all, PAVEX will perform more than one mile of road work on the new job. Work should be finished by Polk County’s annual Fly-In Festival in early 2003.
It takes a lot of limerock base material to build a 12,000-foot airport runway. But for the Vecellio Group’s Miami, FL-based White Rock Quarries, its all in a days or in this case, nights work.
Make that many nights work. WRQ has established a night-shift sales team to supply material for a new, full-length runway at Miami International Airport. It is the largest base-rock supply contract in White Rocks history.
The general contractor is Gilbert Southern Corp., a subsidiary of top-ten ranked contractor Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. Gilbert chose White Rock for its ability to consistently provide the high volume of DOT-certified base material needed on the project.
Ranger Golf, a division of Vecellio Group member Ranger Construction, has started construction on The Ranch at Silver Creek, a par-72 golf course for William Lyon Homes in San Jose, CA.
The owner, working with architect Casy OCallaghan, chose a stunning hilltop location for the championship-length course, which will feature tremendous views overlooking downtown San Jose, with San Francisco visible in the distance.
Ranger will shape nearly five million c.y. of material to form the course.
After demobilizing for the winter rainy season, Ranger will resume work in the spring, with a scheduled completion date of October 2002.
In other news, Ranger is starting a new course, Highland Ridge, in Sebring, FL, and is doing renovations on Laurel Valley Golf Course in Laurel Valley, PA. Meanwhile, work has been completed on Sycamore Ranch in Fallbrook, CA, another William Lyon Homes project.
Above: The 1st Hole tee at the recently completed Sycamore Ranch Golf Course in Fallbrook, CA, another Ranger Golf project, overlooks the adjoining upscale residential community.
Below: Ranger Golfs attention to detail abounds on the Sycamore Ranch course. One example is this lake and stone retaining wall built on Hole 3.
You’ve heard the expression “as smooth as silk.” Well, you might start hearing “as smooth as asphalt,” at least from those who’ve driven on a new stretch of US-1 in Brevard County. The US-1 job was built by Ranger Construction, a Vecellio Group company with five locations throughout southeast, central and northeast Florida.
Ranger was hired by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to completely rebuild about a mile of US-1/ SR-5 near East University Boulevard in Palm Bay.
Led by Project Superintendent Steve Skubal, Ranger removed the existing asphalt and road base, upgraded the drainage and utilities, and laid seven new layers of asphalt totaling 13 inches, widening the roadway from four to six lanes in the process.
The result? A ride so smooth it earned Ranger an FDOT 2001 Best in Construction Award, presented by the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association (FTBA).
One of the main criteria for the award was the “rideability” of the roadway how smooth the ride feels after all the work is said and done. The FDOT, accustomed to hearing complaints whenever roadwork disrupts traffic, instead received many favorable comments from motorists who praised the quality of the road.
Precise measurements proved the accuracy of the feedback. State engineers analyzed the road surface over the entire length of the project and found not a single deficiency defined as a slight dip or rise exceeding 3/16th of an inch within any 15-foot segment.
Outstanding rideability was not the only factor involved in the award. Another was the project’s timely completion. Before work even started, Ranger suggested and implemented an alternative maintenance of traffic (MOT) schedule that sped up the construction process.
FDOT Project Manager Jim Boughanem and Consulting Engineer Paul Bedard, of PBSJ Construction Services, Inc., also received awards for their work on the project.
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