Ranger Growing Along With Project Sizes
(1st/2nd Quarter 2004)
Construction on Ranger’s SR-429 (Western Expressway) project in Orange County.
A Ranger paving crew lays friction course on a roadway in Orlando.
A Ranger foreman and operator inspect the teeth on a trimmer/reclaimer on Ranger’s I-4 widening job in Orange County.
Already one of the Floridas leading heavy/
highway contractors, Ranger Construction is increasing the scope of its bidding activity to include more projects of at least $25 million in size. The move is paying off.
Ranger is nearing completion on a $34-million, I-95 widening project in St. Johns County and a $24-million US-192 widening job in Brevard County, while a $26-million I-4 widening project in Orange County is about halfway finished.
Meanwhile, two similar-sized projects started earlier this year are now well underway.
Ranger North is widening 6.5 miles of I-95 in northeast Florida, from US-92 in Daytona Beach to SR-40 in Ormond Beach. The $32.1 million contract includes construction of a new lane in each direction, along with milling and resurfacing of existing lanes. The project is scheduled for completion around November 2005.
Ranger is also building 3.5 miles of SR-429 as part of greater Orlandos beltway system under a $25.8 million contract. The section of four-lane divided highway includes 12 bridges. Subcontractor Leware Construction is doing the bridge work. Completion is scheduled for August 2005.
Other Ranger North projects include widening 2.5 miles of SR-25 (US-27) in Polk County under an $8.2 million contract, with 300 days for completion. Ranger is also widening just over two miles of SR-520 in Orange County under a $9.8 million contract, with 360 days allowed for completion.
Please see www.RangerConstruction.com for more news, photos and company information.
Ranger South was recently awarded two DOT contracts in Broward County, Florida. The first is for milling and resurfacing 2.5 miles of SR-845 (Powerline Road), from Atlantic Boulevard to NW 33rd Court. The $6.67 million contract also calls for utility work, new sidewalks and upgrades to the intersections at Copans Road and Atlantic Blvd.
Farther south is SR-822 (Sheridan Street) in Hollywood, a 1.5-mile milling and resurfacing job from US-1 to the Intracoastal Waterway. The $5.2 million contract includes storm drainage work. Production is scheduled to start in January 2005.
Ranger South is also milling and resurfacing a section of SR-826 (Palmetto Expressway) in Miami-Dade County. The $2.9 million project includes 48,000 tons of asphalt.
In private-sector work, Ranger South is prosecuting a number of site-development contracts, including Bridgewater Estates, a six-acre town home project. For Lennar Homes, Ranger is performing the earth work, building the home pads, and paving roadways and parking spaces at
Currrent commercial projects include asphalt paving at Hard Rock Casino in Broward County and paving for a new Lowes in Miami Lakes. Ranger is also providing paving services for the complete reconstruction of Pompano City Center under a subcontract with American Engineering.
Please see www.RangerConstruction-South.com for more company information.