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Orange Avenue Rehabilitation Project

The Orange Avenue Rehabilitation project was completed in April 2016 after nearly 3 years. The purpose and goal of the project addressed and corrected numerous issues including localized flooding, reduction of pollutants in stormwater runoff to Lake Umatilla, a deteriorating roadway and the need for new sanitary manholes, pipes and services.  Additionally, new water mains, sidewalks, curbs and gutters were added with roadway signage and striping.

Roundabout at CR561 and CR455

BESH was contracted to provide survey, design, utility coordination and permitting for the Roundabout Design at the intersection of CR 561 and CR 455 in Lake County. This was FDOT LAP project, FPN #429606-1-58-01. This project involved an intersection that originally consisted of four ramps and a typical tee crossing and changing it by designing a large Roundabout. The Roundabout Design consisted of transition lanes, curb and gutter section, rural section, stormwater management system, signing and pavement markings, and grading.

Sunset Avenue Widening Project

BESH is the Engineer of Record for the design of 1.2 miles of roadway widening, repair and resurfacing on this Lake County Impact Fee Funded project.  Although funded by Lake County Impact Fees, the project lies within the City of Mascotte and was managed by the City.  The project consists of milling, widening and resurfacing of Sunset Avenue from CR 33 south crossing SR 50 to Palmetto Street.  The scope of work included utility coordination and adjustment, stormwater and drainage improvements, and addition of sidewalks and pedestrian crossings for safer access to the new Elementary School.

Hancock Road Construction Project

This project is a Lake County Impact Fee roadway project, consisting of constructing a four lane divided urban road section from Old Highway 50 north to Turkey Farms Road in the City of Minneola area.  BESH’s role in this project included preparation of a record survey of existing conditions which included location and identification of all existing improvements and features within the survey area.  Identification and location of all relevant property information, such as deed lines, plat lines, designated roads, right of ways, easements and other matters of public record or information referenced in the title report.  BESH also coordinated with all utility owners located within the corridor, conducted on-site meetings with utility owners, prepared utility adjustment sheets based upon RGB drawings received from each of the  seven local utilities and coordinated utility work schedules.

Main Street Downtown Streetscape, City of Tavares

The scope of work included final design, preparation of construction plans, permitting and construction management for a complete renovation of Main Street in downtown Tavares, the County Seat of Lake County, Florida.  The design included milling and paving of the roadway with a geotechnical underlayment (necessary due to poor subgrade), landscaped islands, brick paver crosswalks and sidewalks, new landscaping and irrigation systems, raised planters, and complete electrical systems for lighting of the entire roadway.  The traffic pattern was also altered so as to provide traffic calming for a “walkable” community, safer for drivers and pedestrians alike.

JB Ranch/SW 95th Street

BESH was the Engineer of Record for planning, utility design, stormwater permitting and construction management services.  Kimley –Horn provided the roadway design coordinating with BESH as the prime consultant for the JB Ranch project.  BESH provided complete route survey, sketch and legals for right of way dedication, and utility locates as well as design for the stormwater management system, capital water, wastewater (including capitol lift station and 30 inch force main), and reuse water utilities and coordinated the installation of all dry utilities (phone, power & cable TV).  Construction management services included weekly construction progress meetings, minimum of 3 visits per week to observe construction for conformance with plans and specifications, review contractor pay requests, coordinate installation of dry utilities, review of testing results, final inspections and certification of completion to local and state agencies.  Agency coordination included Marion County, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Grassy Lake Road & N. Grassy Lake Road Improvements

This project consists of 3.08 miles of roadway reconstruction in a area of 12 to 18 percent road grades.  The design includes approximately 2 miles of four lane urban road section with sidewalks and bike trail, a mile of two lane rural roadway section through an area of limited right of way, and intersection improvements at US HWY 27.  Design of this road included extreme cuts, fills and retaining walls to meet FDOT, Lake County, and Green Book standards.  Included with this project was capital water and wastewater infrastructure for the City of Minneola to serve the future developments in the area.  This project was undertaken by a private developer, as a requirement of development approval, on behalf of Lake County and the City of Minneola.

Wilson Parkway (North-South Connector Road)

This project consists of 1.25 miles of 4 lane urban and 2 lane rural section roadway design, with sidewalks, bike lanes and improvements at the intersection with Cherry Lake Rd.  This project is located through the Estates at Cherry Lake project in Groveland, FL and was designed and constructed for Lake County as part of a development order.  In addition to the roadway design, this project included capital improvements for water, wastewater and reuse water for the City of Groveland.  BESH provided complete survey services including route survey, sketch and legals for right of way dedication, and as-builts, engineering design, permitting and construction inspection (CEI).

SR 19/CR 450 East Intersection Improvements

BESH was the Engineer of Record for preparing intersection modification plans in accordance with FDOT and Lake County Standards.  Intersection improvements included the design of a north bound right turn lane on SR19, concrete median separator on CR 450 East, curb radius improvements, modification of Hatfield Drive at CR 450 East to create right turn only movement north and south bound, extension of south bound left turn lane on SR19 and a new intersection at the entrance to First Baptist Church crossing Hatfield Drive and connecting to SR19 with left and right turn lanes and a north bound right turn lane on SR19.  This project was a FDOT LAP funded project located in Umatilla, FL.

Highland Street Corridor Enhancement & Streetscape

The scope of work included engineering design, landscape architecture, irrigation, streetscaping and project bidding and construction management services for the Highland Street Streetscape.  This project is a joint City of Mount Dora/Lake County project on a County roadway running through the City, making it similar in nature to the Alfred Street project.  This project is located on Highland Street, between 5th Avenue and the Lake County/Orange County line.  Design included obtaining approval from both the City of Mount Dora, as well as Lake County Public Works.  Project bidding assistance included preparation of construction contract bid documents and preparation of final bid evaluations with recommendations to the City.  BESH’s responsibility also included preparation of final contract documents between the City and Contractor, as well as construction oversight.  Phase II has been designed and is awaiting funding as an FDOT LAP funded enhancement project.