Bergeron Land Development’s Current Site Development, Roadway Construction and Environmental Projects
SunTrax Test Facility
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has retained Bergeron Land Development to construct the SunTrax Test Facility in Polk County, Florida. The facility will be constructed on a 400-acre site centrally located between Tampa and Orlando within the city of Auburndale and adjacent to the Polk Parkway, just north of Braddock Road.
SunTrax, a state-of-the-art transportation technology testing facility, is the result of a long-term partnership between FDOT and Florida Polytechnic University. According to the FDOT, the creation of this facility will establish Florida as a transportation technology leader and create a high-tech hub for the research, development and testing of emerging transportation technologies related to tolling, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and automated and connected vehicles. For more information, please visit www.bit.ly/suntrax.
Bergeron Land Development will be responsible for the all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals necessary to construct the 2.25 mile, bi-directional, oval track with adjacent straightaways extending into turnaround areas on each side of the oval track. Two toll equipment buildings and associated toll gantries will be constructed on each side of the track for a total of four toll equipment buildings and four toll gantries.
The project also includes the construction of an entrance road from Braddock Road to the infield area of the track. The entrance road will cross under the oval track through a three-sided box culvert. The entrance road will also provide access to the Operations and Storage Buildings. The project also includes Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), landscaping, and lighting.
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA-1W) Expansion
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) chose Bergeron Land Development to expand the Stormwater Treatment Area (STA-1W) in Palm Beach County. The scope of the project includes developing 4,600 acres of inactive farmland located within the 11,100-acre Gladeview Water Control District.
Bergeron Land Development will head the construction of an additional stormwater treatment area for the agricultural stormwater runoff in the surrounding areas. This phosphorous rich runoff will be treated using a series of spillways, overflow weirs, box culverts and ultimately be conveyed by way of approximately 11 miles of newly constructed collection, spreader, and discharge canals.
The work will include over 3.2 million cubic yards of excavation and embankment to create the canals and levees. This project, which is anticipated to be completed in 2018, will eliminate the need for the SFWMD to construct a new seepage canal and seepage pump station.
Port Everglades Southport Phase IX-B
Container Yard – $12.2 Million
Broward County, Florida has retained the services of Bergeron Land Development to construct an 18.8 acre container storage yard following the demolition of a Foreign Trade Zone facility at the Port Everglades Southport Phase IX.
The new container yard will be a terminal yard for storage, trans-shipment and staging of shipping containers, cargo, and equipment and will also include ancillary buildings and truck scales. Bergeron Land Development will provide labor, materials, equipment, services and incidentals for construction, site clearing, excess material disposal, pavement, drainage, water, sewer, entry drive, security fence, lighting, and cleaning of existing drainage facilities.
Venice Bypass Project
To accommodate the ever increasing traffic of Florida’s west coast, Bergeron Land Development will widen 1.38 miles of SR 45A/Venice Bypass from Gulf Coast Blvd. to north of Bird Bay Dr. The project, which began in November 2015, will turn the existing roadway from a four-lane to a six-lane divided highway.
The roadway construction project will include manipulating traffic patterns, extending existing major drainage conveyances with tidal flow, removing and replacing existing dry and wet utilities, storm drainage, medians, sidewalks, lighting, and traffic signals.
State Road 15/600 Improvements (Seminole County, Florida)
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has retained Bergeron Land Development to widen and enhance 3.5 miles of State Road (SR) 15/1600 from Raven Avenue to Lake Mary Boulevard in Seminole County, Florida. SR 15/600 is part of US Highway 17/92 and is a major arterial highway between Sanford and Orlando, Florida. The project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016 and be completed in spring of 2019.
The roadway is currently a substantially rural four-lane divided highway with inadequate drainage. Bergeron Land Development will be responsible to widening the road to six lanes with a closed drainage system with 1.4 acre underground storm water storage and exfiltration system.
Other improvements include replacing an existing box culvert with a bridge structure that will improve the flow of Soldier Creek, constructing concrete pavement at major intersections, and providing curb and gutter, sidewalks, and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) facilities throughout the project.
Town of Loxahatchee Groves Roadway Enhancements
To enhance and maintain the 35 miles of gravel, dirt and open-graded emulsified mix (OGEM) roads within the town of Loxahatchee Groves, the Town awarded a competitively bid maintenance contract to Bergeron Land Development. The Town divided the project into six maintenance phases.
Phase I will involve gravel road grading, watering and rock material delivery and placement. Phase II will include tree trimming, tree removal, tree debris removal or mulching. Phase III will include mowing and Phase IV, OGEM road repairs. Pavement markings and traffic sign installation and repairs round out Phases V and VI.
The project, which began in February 2016, is a 5-year contract with the contract value varying month to month based on the maintenance.