Fort Lauderdale streetscape improvement project 48 per cent completed

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Florida Construction News staff writer

The City of Fort Lauderdale is working with Weekley Asphalt Paving, Inc. to make streetscape improvements along A1A from the Fort Lauderdale Beach Parking Lot entrance to Sunrise Boulevard.The project will enhance pedestrian lighting and safety and create a signature hardscape pattern at the intersection of A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. Work includes:

  • Relocating existing palms to the curb to extend sidewalk area on both sides of A1A
  • Upgrading hardscape elements including colored, decorative concrete
  • Installing site furnishing elements including accent seating and bollards
  • Installing LED pedestrian lights along the west side of A1A that will provide amber-colored lighting during turtle nesting season and white lighting during the remainder of the year

Construction is expected to be completed in December 2023 and work, which started in April, is about 48 per cent completed. The project remains on time and on budget.

Sub-contractor UEG has completed work on all 117 concrete spread footers and installing pull boxes for light poles along southbound A1A.There are some areas where open-trench installation (120 linear feet) is required for pedestrian lighting due to conflicts with existing utilities. The areas where open-trench installation is required are minimal compared to the overall project (1.5%).

UEG has installed 80 out of 117 poles and fixture installation is underway.

Crews will continue working on landscaping and irrigation operations north of Las Olas Boulevard and at Las Olas Oceanside Park as soon as decorative concrete is done, along with hardscaping operations on the west sidewalk of northbound A1A.

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