The Indian Trail Improvement District recently completed constructing several roadway and shoulder upgrades worth $925,000 as a result of utility installations in various locations throughout the district.
These utility improvements included installation of water and force mains by Palm Beach County to serve the Mecca Farms/Scripps project back in 2005. The district and the county negotiated a repair cost after installation of these mains caused some settlement in the shoulder and edge of pavement areas. These funds were set aside and used to return the roadways and shoulders back to their pre-installation condition.
Engenuity Group, as the district engineer, assessed the damaged areas and prepared repair plans and specifications that were put out to competitive bids in January. JW Cheatham Inc. was awarded the contract for these repairs and began work in April with a 120-day schedule. Engenuity Group, along with district staff, monitored construction progress, coordinated quality control testing, evaluated field conditions and changes in the work scope, reviewed and approved pay requests and insured the work was completed properly and within budget.
The project was successfully completed due to a cooperative effort between Indian Trail, Engenuity Group and JW Cheatham. Several sections of roadway, including 40th Street, 140th Avenue North, Grapeview Blvd. and Hamlin Blvd., all received new stabilized shoulders, milling and asphalt overlay and pavement striping. Some of the challenges included a moving-maintenance of traffic operation, replacement of baserock material at the edge of pavement, inclement weather during the spring and summer months and daily return to normal traffic patterns/cleanup.
Above: One of the several Acreage roadway and shoulder upgrades recently completed by the Indian Trail Improvement District.