Bergeron Land Development’s SunTrax team accept the Best in Construction Award from the Florida Transportation Builders Association.

Bergeron Land Development (BLD) announced that is was named a Best in Construction winner by the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA) at the association’s annual convention in Marco Island. BLD won the Special Significance category for its work on the SunTrax Test Facility in Polk County.

In 2017, The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Turnpike District retained Bergeron Land Development to construct SunTrax’s 2.25 mile, bi-directional, oval track with adjacent straightaways extending into turnaround areas on each side of the oval track, four toll equipment buildings and four toll gantries.  BLD’s portion of the project wrapped up in late April 2019 to much fanfare making the oval track perhaps the second most famous asphalt oval track in Florida after the Daytona International Speedway.

Located off I-4 between Orlando and Tampa, SunTrax is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility and proving ground dedicated to the research, development and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments. The result of a long-term partnership between FDOT and Florida Polytechnic University, SunTrax will be the first “purpose-built” facility for the testing of autonomous-vehicle technology. For more information, please visit suntraxfl.com.

“It was an honor to play a role in the future of transportation,” said Bergeron Land Development Founder and President Ronald M. Bergeron, Sr.. “It has been a tremendous source of pride for everyone involved in the project. To receive another award for the project just validates that we did something important.”

Earlier this month, BLD received the Award of Merit in the Specialty Construction Project category from ENR Southeast, also for the SunTrax Project.

The FTBA’s Best in Construction awards are meant to highlight those companies and individuals who worked on the most innovative, complex, and impactful projects around the state each year.  Click for a complete list of winners and projects.