Bergeron’s Heavy Equipment Roadway Construction Experience
Recognized as one of the leading contractors in Florida by Southeast Construction Magazine, Bergeron Land Development emphasizes both driver and pedestrian safety throughout scheduling, public notification and maintenance of traffic plans. Over the years, Bergeron Land Development has garnered tremendous experience in the design and build of heavy equipment roadway construction projects including:
City of Miami Beach West Avenue Bridge
The City of Miami Beach hired Bergeron Land Development to design, construct, and manage construction of a West Avenue vehicle bridge over Collins Canal to connect South Beach to the growing Sunset Harbour neighborhood. The project also called for a pedestrian bridge further west connecting Lincoln Court to Dade Boulevard and reconstruction/raising of Dade Boulevard between Bay Road and the Venetian Causeway.
The scope of work included street lighting, pedestrian lighting, signing and pavement markings, a new vehicular and pedestrian signal at Dade Boulevard and West Avenue, utility relocation and/or adjustments and drainage. In addition, the City, at its option, may elect to add the Lincoln Court Pedestrian Bridge as part of the Project.
Sawgrass Expressway Canal Revetment Project
Considered a “pilot project” by the Florida Turnpike Authority and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the focus of the Sawgrass Expressway Canal Revetment projects was to prevent damage to the roadway and adjacent sound walls during heavy seasonal rains by enhancing the overall stability of the canal embankments. Additionally, the roadway construction project also produced a safe environment for highway maintenance operations.
In order to repair canal slopes that have suffered severe erosion, Bergeron Land Development excavated the eroded areas, lining the area with filter fabric anchored by a trench filled with sand, cement, rip rap, and placing shot rock to bring up to subgrade, and lining the ditch with rip rap to finish the grade. Due to existing land features, all work was performed from the water using barges.
Alton Road Drainage Project
In order to reduce tidal flooding on the highly traveled South Miami Beach thoroughfare, Bergeron Land Development installed three pump stations and a new drainage system to improve storm water drainage in area. Additionally, the roadway construction project involved two bridge modifications, 1.3 miles of complete roadway reconstruction, 220 drainage structures and more than 13,000 feet of pipe.
In March 2016, the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers awarded Bergeron Land Development with the Project of the Year (Cat. III) for enhancing the image of the profession while advancing the quality of life in our community. Read more about the award.
I-595 Expressway Project
When the costliest road and bridge construction project in Florida’s history to date was completed, Bergeron Land Development had revamped 13 miles of Interstate 595, the east-west expressway that connects Central Broward County to Interstate 75. The project included the construction of three reversible toll lanes, three braided ramp systems, roadway construction, drainage, canal dredging and concrete wall assembly through seven major traffic phases.
The largest interchange construction project awarded in Florida at the time consisted of a major four-level, fully directional interchange that resulted in nine steel box girder bridges totaling 12,352 linear feet and Florida’s first one-cell steel box girder bridge. In addition, Bergeron Land Development relocated two miles of CSX Railroad and reconstructed a three mile section of I-95, including a three level interchange at SR 84 and two new frontage road systems. Our achievement was rewarded with the maximum bonus allowed by the contract.
I-75/I-595/Sawgrass Expressway Interchange
At 550 acres, this was the largest interchange in Florida at the time. Bergeron Land Development constructed 14 major segmental box girder structures, an 18-span slip ramp bridge over water, one span bridge connector with MSE (mechanically stablilized earth) wall construction and the milling and resurfacing of I-75 from Sheridan Street to the I-595/Sawgrass Interchange. In addition, Bergeron Land Development was responsible for project’s roadway construction, drainage, lighting, guardrails, signage and landscaping.
Tri-Rail Double Track Corridor Improvement Project
For this design-build project over the New River Bridge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Bergeron Land Development constructed a new twin-track high level fixed span bridge, with a 55-foot vertical clearance, over the South Fork of the New River, approximately 2,600 feet of multi-lane highway and 3,600 feet of sound wall at a highly sensitive environment over the New River Tri-Rail Station.
Sawgrass Expressway Improvements
Bergeron Land Development constructed the Sawgrass Expressway (Toll 869) as a six-lane, 23-mile facility which required the widening of three bridges, construction of sound walls, earthwork, drainage, roadway construction, signage and pavement marking plans from its junction with I-75 in Weston to its interchange with Florida’s Turnpike and Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Sheridan Street Widening and Reconstruction
The construction of a four lane divided highway required Bergeron Land Development to widen and de-muck more than three miles of Sheridan Street from SW 172nd to SW 196th Avenue in Hollywood, Florida. Additionally, Bergeron Land Development was responsible for drainage, concrete walls, canal dredging, lighting, interconnect, signalization and landscaping.
Gateway Boulevard/I-95 Interchange
During the FDOT’s widening of 20.1 miles of I-95 from Gateway Boulevard to PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach County, Florida, Bergeron Land Development was responsible for constructing an eight-lane bridge and seven span ramps with minimum traffic disruption along the busy interstate. In addition to construction and the maintenance of traffic, Bergeron Land Development was also responsible for drainage improvements, retaining walls, signage and pavement marking, lighting, irrigation, sound walls, and communications elements.
Ware’s Creek Channel – Widening
In a joint effort with the United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), Bergeron Land Development applied its expertise in marine construction and excavation to widen the Wares Creek Channel in Bradenton, Florida.
This canal is the major drainage conveyance for NW Sarasota and SW Manatee County draining an area, encompassing a 30-mile radius into the Manatee River.
This environmental project consisted of excavating 35,000+ bank cubic yards of fill, widening the channel from 20 to 26 feet, lining both the east and west banks with granite rip-rap to protect the area from erosion and stabilizing the conveyance of rain water from the surrounding area.
City of Miami Beach Pump Stations & West Avenue Improvements
To fight rising sea level flooding, Bergeron Land Development and the City of Miami Beach undertook numerous design-build projects including four pump stations at 6th, 10th, 14th and 17th Streets.
The seawall at 10th, 14th, 17th and Alton Court was reconstructed at the new City of Miami Beach elevations of 5.7 NAVD88. Additionally, Bergeron Land Development reconstructed all underground utilities and raised the streets approximately two feet along West Ave. from 5th St. to 6th Street, 6th St. from Alton Rd. to West Ave., 10th St. from Alton Rd. to Biscayne Bay, 14th St. from Alton Rd. to Biscayne Bay, 17th St. from Alton Rd. to Collins Canal, West Ave. from Lincoln Rd. to 17th St. and Alton Ct. from 17th St. to Collins Canal.
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.