By Jane Smith
Construction work at the Woolbright Road interchange in Boynton Beach has yet another completion date.
The contractor is now saying end of December for most of the work to be finished, said Andi Pacini, Corradino Group community outreach spokeswoman for Interstate 95 projects. “Punch list items will most likely push final acceptance into 2019,” she said.
Corradino Group contracts with the Florida Department of Transportation.
The substantial work remaining includes finishing the widening of the I-95 northbound entrance ramp, finishing the widening of the southbound exit ramp to provide free flow of right-turn traffic onto westbound Woolbright Road, building sidewalks and adding lighting and traffic signals.
“Crews have been on site working on these activities,” Pacini said.
Woolbright and Hypoluxo Road interchanges are part of a $32.5 million, five-interchange bid in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Construction work on the Hypoluxo Road interchange started in June 2015, and work on the Woolbright Road interchange began in January 2016, Pacini said. The other three projects are in Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth and Deerfield Beach.
The contract end date for all five projects was Nov. 3, 2017. As a result, FDOT has been fining the contractor $8,491.01 per day for all five since Nov. 4, 2017, Pacini said.
At Hypoluxo Road, the contractor needs to finish striping, complete the pedestrian signal wiring at the I-95 southbound entrance ramp and complete punch list activities. FDOT is anticipating an end of December completion for the five projects, Pacini said.
Work at the five locations is taking place mostly overnight to ease the impact on traffic.
By Jane Smith