John Anderson Drive Roadway Improvement Project
The John Anderson Drive Roadway Improvement project includes significant roadway, drainage, and utility improvements. This project has been in the design phase for several years as staff has worked diligently with area residents to provide improvements that met the resident’s needs and minimized impacts to the existing scenic corridor and existing oak trees.
The project includes the milling and resurfacing of John Anderson Drive from SR40 north to the City limits, approximately 2.1 miles, and includes drainage improvements within areas that are subject to flooding along with other utility improvements. The majority of drainage improvements within John Anderson Drive occurs between Orchard Lane to just north of Riverwood Drive and also occurs in the area of the intersection with N. Halifax Drive. In addition several outfall pipes are scheduled to be upsized to provide additional drainage capacity. These outfall improvements are scheduled at Fortunato Park, Royal Palm Avenue, Neptune Avenue, and 1110 John Anderson Drive. The project also includes the extension of a new 16” force main from Dormont Drive to Amsden Drive to provide relief to current surcharging that is occurring due to insufficient capacity in the gravity sewer currently receiving the force main flows. Water main improvements will also be realized in the area where the stormwater improvements will be occurring as the existing services will be re-connected from the older 6-inch cast iron water main to the newer 12-inch ductile iron water main. In addition, the old galvanized water services will be replaced with new poly tube services. The project also includes the inclusion of three way stop signs and textured pavement at the intersections with John Anderson Drive and Collector designated roadways. This includes Neptune Avenue, Amsden Drive, Standish Drive and N. Halifax Drive.
Other improvements within this project include stormwater pipe replacement within a rear yard easement along Orchard Lane to alleviate residential flooding that occurs due to an existing undersized stormwater main and widening of a section of Halifax Drive from John Anderson Drive to Banyon Drive. This was included to provide bike lanes on this section of Halifax Drive that will tie-in with the existing bike lanes on the remaining section of Halifax Drive that was recently resurfaced by the City. This will provide a safer route for bicyclist's traveling along the loop.
Bids for the project were received on June 11, 2013. The low bid for the project was received from Masci General Contractor, Inc. The project was presented to the City Commission on July 30, 2013 for award of the bid. On September 9, 2013, Masci General Contractors will begin work on the project.