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October 2019

St. Lucie County Public Works staff receives funds from several sources to plan and execute infrastructure improvements within the County. Funds identified in the Annual Budget (available at the following link:  https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-services/a-z/management-and-budget/budgets) are used to develop the annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Sales Tax funded project updates are available at this link:http://slc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=c16b43145f3b42d5b32c37b9836dd4e6

PRIMA VISTA BOULEVARD (U.S. 1 TO BANYAN DRIVE)

Scope: This project will involve the removal and replacement of the storm drainage trunkline and two cross drain pipes on Prima Vista Boulevard between U.S. 1 and Banyan Drive.

Project Manager: Michael Harvey, E.I. harveym@stlucieco.org 

Estimated Cost: $650,000

Schedule: Construction completion is anticipated late 2020.

Update:

  • The project will be constructed with the Prima Vista Boulevard Resurfacing (Sales Tax) project.
  • Construction will be overseen in-house.
  • The construction contract has been awarded.
  • Construction will begin October 1, after the opening of Crosstown Parkway.
  • An agenda item requesting night work is scheduled for the BOCC October 1 meeting for their review and consideration.

 

COUNTY BRIDGE REPAIRS

Scope:  This project includes major and minor repair of bridges throughout the County.  The various repairs are related to deferred maintenance and Hurricane Irma damages.  The following bridges are included in the project.

Bridge #940030 – McCarty Road (CR 712A) over 10-Mile Creek (South)

Bridge #940037 – Keen Road over Taylor Creek

Bridge #940015 – Selvitz Road (CR 611B) over 10-Mile Creek

Bridge #940067 – Kirby Loop Road over 5-Mile Creek

Bridge #940071 – Johnston Road (CR 603) over SFWMD C-25

Bridge #940019 – Carlton Road (CR 613) over SFWMD C-24

Bridge #940026 – Rangeline Road (CR 609) over SFWMD C-23

Bridge #940018 – Shinn Road over SFWMD C-24

Bridge #940013 – Eleven Mile Road over 10-Mile Creek

Project Manager: Michael Harvey, E.I. harveym@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost:  Design $120,000 and Construction $2.5M

Schedule:  TBD as funding allows

Update:

  • The repair of the Keen Road Bridge over Taylor Creek will be advertised, additional bridge repairs may be added as funding allows.

 

KOBLEGARD ROAD AND FPFWCD CANAL 9

Scope: The existing 48” corrugated metal pipe culvert has failed at the Koblegard Road crossing of FPFWCD Canal 9.  This project will restore canal flow and maintain traffic on Koblegard Road. The failure of the culvert has made this area a priority repair for the County to avoid a road closure.

Project Manager: Selena Griffett, P.E. griffetts@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $ 194,000

Schedule:  FY 2021/2022

Update:

  • Project on hold for permits until funding is available. 

 

MIDWAY ROAD 2600 FT EAST OF SHINN ROAD

Scope: A Midway Road Culvert Study was completed in 2014. The study identified the need for the removal and replacement of approximately 48 feet of an 18” cross drain under Midway Road at North St. Lucie River Water Control District (NSLRWCD) Canal 84. The condition of the pipe has deteriorated and needs to be replaced.

Project Manager: Michael Harvey, E.I. harveym@stlucieco.org 

Estimated Cost: Construction $220,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated November 2019

Update:

  • The project is substantially complete.
  • Punchlist and financial close-out remains. 

 

MIDWAY ROAD @ SHINN ROAD

Scope: A Midway Road Culvert Study was completed in 2014.  The study identified the need for the removal and replacement of approximately 48 feet of a 48” cross drain under Midway Road at Shinn Road into North St. Lucie River Water Control District (NSLRWCD) Canal 84.  The condition of the pipe has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. 

Project Manager: Michael Harvey, E.I. harveym@stlucieco.org 

Estimated Cost: Construction $300,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated November 2019

Update:

  • Awaiting concrete endwalls to schedule construction.
  • Construction to begin October 14, 2019. 

 

MIDWAY ROAD @ NSLRWCD CANAL 92

Scope: A Midway Road Culvert Study was completed in 2014. The study identified the need for the removal and replacement of approximately 68 feet of a 96” cross drain under Midway Road at North St. Lucie River Water Control District (NSLRWCD) Canal 92. The condition of the pipe has deteriorated and needs to be replaced.

Project Manager: Michael Harvey, E.I. harveym@stlucieco.org 

Estimated Cost: Construction $500,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated November 2019

Update:

  • Awaiting concrete structures (inlets) to schedule construction.

 

MIDWAY ROAD @ NSLRWCD CANAL 93

Scope: A Midway Road Culvert Study was completed in 2014.  The study identified the need for the removal and replacement of approximately 48 feet of a 36” cross drain under Midway Road at North St. Lucie River Water Control District (NSLRWCD) Canal 93.  The condition of the pipe has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. 

Project Manager: Michael Harvey, E.I. harveym@stlucieco.org 

Estimated Cost: Construction $240,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated November 2019.

Update:

  • The project is substantially complete.
  • Final punchlist and project close-out remains.

 

PEACOCK ROAD @ NSLRWCD CANAL 78

Scope: Dual 72” corrugated metal culverts on Peacock Road just north of Canal C24 Road have failed due to flooding from Hurricane Irma. Peacock Road was closed to through traffic on October 25, 2017.

Project Manager:  Gary Franklin  frankling@stlucieco.org

Cost: $400,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated February 2020.

Update:

  • The low bidder was Ferreira Construction in the amount of $163,269.04. The project is scheduled to be awarded by the BOCC on October 1, 2019.

 

RUSSO ROAD @ FPFWCD CANAL 6 (EMERSON ROAD)

Scope: The existing 48” and 36” corrugated metal pipe culverts located within FPFWCD Canal 6 will be replaced with a 60” corrugated aluminum pipe culvert.  The proposed pipe will be extended and the slope and banks armored with riprap rubble.

Project Manager:  Gary Franklin frankling@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $300,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated February 2020.

Update:

  • The low bidder was PRP Construction in the amount of $161,433.36. The project is scheduled to be awarded by the BOCC on October 1, 2019.

 

SUMMIT STREET @ FPFWCD CANAL 8 (CORTEZ BOULEVARD)

Scope: The existing 48” corrugated metal pipe culvert located within FPFWCD Canal 8 has failed. Summit Street at this north end has been closed to traffic since June of 2016. The culvert will be replaced with a 48” culvert.  The proposed pipe will be extended and the slope and banks armored with riprap rubble. 

Project Manager: Pete DePasquale depasqualep@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $200,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated February 2020.

Update:

  • Staff has submitted permit applications for FPFWCD, SFWMD, and USACOE.
  • The project is scheduled to be advertised for bid October 2019.

 

SCHOOL ZONE UPGRADES

Scope: Per State Statute, all school zones are required to be upgraded to the latest standards by 2022.  The project includes the evaluation, design and upgrades to the existing County school zones. List of schools currently being reviewed for FDOT compliance:  Lakewood Park Elementary, Forest Grove Middle, Fort Pierce Westwood High, Samuel S. Gaines, Weatherbee Elementary, and White City Elementary.

Project Manager:  Gary Franklin frankling@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $120,000

Schedule: School zone update begins June 2019.

Update:

  • Currently Samuel S. Gaines and White City Elementary are being upgraded as contractors are working in the area.

 

TREASURE COAST CONNECTOR ROADWAY

Scope: St. Lucie County, in collaboration with the St. Lucie Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 4, is initiating a Corridor Feasibility Study (CFS) to evaluate the implications of extending St. Lucie Boulevard (CR-608) to connect with I-95.  St. Lucie Boulevard currently stretches from King’s Highway to Old Dixie Highway east of US-1. It provides the major access to the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park.

Project Manager: Kim Graham, P.E. grahamk@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $112,500.00 (County’s share of cost of the study)

Schedule: 2019/2020

Update:

  • A Local Funding Agreement has been executed with FDOT for the study.
  • FDOT will manage the study with resources and coordination with County staff.
  • FDOT has put the Corridor Feasibility Study on hold. The County is coordinating with FDOT to continue to advance the study on behalf of the County and its interests.

 

JENKINS ROAD TRAFFIC STUDY

Scope:  This project is a transportation planning and traffic engineering study of Jenkins Road from Edwards Road to Orange Avenue.  This study will analyze the levels of service of the roadway segment and the intersections, and to determine whether capacity improvements will be necessary for the Jenkins Road corridor.

Project Manager: Edmund Bas, P.E. base@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $13,265.00

Schedule: End of June 2019

Update:

  • The study has been completed and the final report has been submitted to the County.

 

FDOT MANAGED COUNTY PROJECTS

 

KINGS HIGHWAY AND INDRIO ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

Scope: The project will widen the existing two-lane road to four-lane divided road to handle future expected traffic. Roadway widening will include the construction of dedicated left and right turn lanes. In addition to the added travel lanes, project work includes a 12-foot shared use path and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk throughout. Drainage improvements to the project include new stormwater ponds, relocation of approximately 1,900 feet of the FPFWCD Canal #4 and the installation of approximately 1,300 feet of new box culvert. 

Project Manager: Lisa Campbell campbelll@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $18,000,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated October 2019.

Update:  

  • Construction is substantially complete.
  • Final punchlist and project close out remains.

 

MIDWAY ROAD WIDENING from 25th STREET TO U.S. 1

Scope: Reconstructing the existing two-lane Midway Road to a four-lane, divided highway with a raised median; installing a new signal at Sunrise Boulevard; constructing a new bridge over the North Fork St. Lucie River; constructing a 6-foot sidewalk on the north side and a 12-foot multi-purpose trail on the south side Midway Road; constructing 4-foot bike lanes on both sides of the roadway; reconstruction of S. 25th Street approximately 1000’ to the south & north of Midway Road; reconstruction of Sunrise Boulevard from W. 1st Street to Charlotta Street; reconstruction of Oleander Avenue from W. 2nd Street to Merritt Ditch; drainage improvements, including constructing 6 retention ponds at 5 locations; and signage, signalization, and lighting improvements. Through an agreement, this project is being managed on behalf of the County by the FDOT.

Project Manager:  Gary Franklin frankling@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $27,000,000

Schedule: Construction completion estimated late 2020

Update:

  • Paving is underway for an anticipated traffic shift on October 10, 2019.
  • The project is currently 90 days behind.

 

MIDWAY ROAD WIDENING from GLADES CUT OFF ROAD TO SELVITZ ROAD

Scope: In 2017 the FDOT completed the PD&E study to widen Midway Road from a two lane section to a 4 lane divided section from Glades Cut-Off Road to Selvitz Road. The improvements include a 20’ wide median, 6’ sidewalk on the north side and a 12’ wide multimodal pathway on the south side. In an effort to accelerate construction the project was divided into two phases: Phase 4 is the section from Selvitz Road to Jenkins Road, Phase 5 is the section from Jenkins Road to Glades Cut-Off Road and includes the bridge over the turnpike.

Project Manager: Selena Griffett, P.E. griffetts@stlucieco.org

Estimated Cost: $25,000,000

Schedule: TBD

Update:

  • Coordination between FDOT and the FTE (Florida Turnpike Enterprise) for the Midway Road Bridge over the Florida Turnpike continues.
  • The City of Port St. Lucie has received the final Interlocal Agreement and the County is waiting for their approval/signatures to finalize the document.

 

NORTH KINGS HIGHWAY (SR 713) BETWEEN SR-70 & I-95 OVERPASS (between Okeechobee Road and the I-95 overpass)

Scope: The project will widen the existing two-lane road to four-lane divided road to handle future expected traffic. In addition to the added travel lanes, project work includes a 6.5 foot buffered bike lane, a 12-foot shared use path and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk throughout. Drainage improvements to the project include new stormwater ponds; relocation of Canal #40 and the installation a box culvert. This is a FDOT project and therefore managed and funded by the FDOT. 

Project Manager: Lisa Campbell campbelll@stlucieco.org

Cost: $45,221,785.65

Schedule: Start Date September 17, 2018 - Completion Date July 24, 2022.

Update:

  • Work on the relocation of the canal and for the installation of the box culvert is ongoing. Drainage pipe is being installed in various locations and roadway embankment is being placed.
  • Due to safety concerns, the FDOT has requested to close down Crossroads at the intersection of Kings Highway. Both the County and the City of Ft. Pierce approved this and the road is now closed.   Closure started on April 15, 2019 and is expected to be closed for 9-12 months.