SE 47th Terrace was identified as a key district by the City of Cape Coral and the South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) as an area where they could make significant improvements to update the utility infrastructure of the thriving business district, while improving the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicular traffic in the corridor. With these updates and beautification improvements, the project will strengthen the city’s appeal as an entertainment destination and bring added value to the businesses in the corridor.
Chris-Tel Construction was selected by the City of Cape Coral and the Community Redevelopment Agency to provide construction management services for the project. CPH, Inc. was selected as the engineer for the project and began the design process in March 2017. Soon after the design was complete, Chris-Tel Construction broke ground in January 2018. As originally planned, the team successfully completed the project within the one-year timeline that was originally allotted.
Over the course of the year, the Chris-Tel team, in conjunction with City staff, worked diligently to complete the project in a timely manner so as to minimize the effect of the construction on the community and surrounding businesses. Darin Brown, Project Manager and Chad Lee, Superintendent with Chris-Tel Construction were vital members of the SE 47th Terrace Streetscape Improvements project and contributed to its successful completion.
The project parameters encompass roughly one-mile from Coronado Parkway to SE 15th Avenue. Work for this project included significant infrastructure improvements and the reconstruction of the existing roadway. Improvements for the project included the installation of water and sewer upgrades, a roundabout at the intersection of Vincennes Boulevard, the addition of wide-use paths to both sides of the roadway and beautification enhancements along the corridor. The project cost totaled roughly 12 million dollars based on the amount and scope of work needed to be completed. Work was completed for this project on a block-by-block basis to minimize the interruption of construction on local businesses and to keep a majority of the street operational for as long as possible.
Over the course of the project, Quest Corporation of America served as the Public Information Officer for the job. They were responsible for communicating important project related information to the public regarding the project status, road closures, detours, etc. This information was disseminated to the public via a project Facebook page and project specific website. The result of which was predominantly positive.