Lane Closure Notice - Jupiter Boulevard & Malabar Road Intersection
Lane Closures near the intersection of Jupiter Boulevard and Malabar Road beginning Tuesday January 21, 2019 through Friday January 24, 2019 and Monday January 27, 2019 through Friday January 31, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lane Closure Notice - Robert J Conlan Boulevard NE (Update)
Robert J Conlan Boulevard NE on Thursday January 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday January 10, 2020 to 5:00 p.m.
St. Johns Heritage Parkway Progress Update
Crews laid 0.95 miles of asphalt on the westbound side of the Parkway last week. As paving progresses, the project will transition into the final phase and much of the work associated with the project’s final steps will happen simultaneously.
I-95 New Interchange at St. Johns Heritage Parkway SE
Aerial view of the diverging diamond at St. Johns Heritage Parkway
The St. Johns Heritage Parkway SE improvement program is a joint effort of the City of Palm Bay, Brevard County, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to improve roadway capacity, operations and safety. The FDOT’s new diverging diamond interchange on Interstate 95 is located just north of Micco Road. The St. Johns Heritage Parkway (SJHP) will connect the new interchange to Babcock Street near Davis Lane, providing southeast Palm Bay with improved accessibility and enhanced economic development opportunities.
In March 2018, a Notice to Proceed (NTP) was given to Community Asphalt for the southeast stretch of the SJHP. Work on the SJHP began in May 2018 following a delay to allow for gopher tortoise removal at the construction site. The City continues to make progress on the southern stretch of the Parkway and anticipates opening the roadway in late 2019. The new 1.67-mile section of the SJHP includes two (2) vehicle travel lanes and a 7’ buffered bike lane in each direction, a 6’ sidewalk, and a 12’ multi-use path.
May 2014 – City staff requests Council approval to begin negotiating and executing agreements with property owners in the area to acquire the right of way.
Nov 2016 – Presentation to City Council on SJHP/I-95 Interchange project.
Jan 16, 2017 – RFP released for SJHP/Interchange project.
July 14, 2017 – Protest filed by Jr. Davis Construction Company to dispute the RFP ranking.
Oct 2017 – Special Council Meeting No. 2017-28 was held to hear arguments regarding a protest filed by Jr. Davis Construction Company, Inc., a firm who also submitted a proposal for the contract. A decision to proceed with negotiations with the top-ranked firm was affirmed at the end of the meeting.
Jan 5, 2018 – Award of contract to Community Asphalt for the southeast stretch of the SJHP connecting Babcock to the new I-95 interchange.
Feb 23, 2018 – Agreement signed by Community Asphalt.
March 2, 2018 – Agreement countersigned by City of Palm Bay.
March 12, 2018 – Pre-construction meeting for project.
March 19, 2018 – Notice to Proceed is issued for SJHP project to begin. The NTP is followed by a 56-day delay to allow for the removal of gopher tortoises that were found on the construction site and the subsequent surveys as required.
April 11, 2018 – Community Asphalt issues Notice of Intent to File Claim for a potential delay in design citing developer-related items that were not finalized at the time of bid.
May 14, 2018 – Work begins following design delay and the completion of gopher tortoise relocation.
Sept 7, 2018 – City requests that SJHP roadway terminate 500’ short of the County’s Babcock ROW.
Sept 26, 2018 – Community Asphalt issues Notice of Intent to File Claim for a potential delay in design citing deviations from the original stormwater designs.
Dec 2018 – Developers, City staff, and Community Asphalt representatives meet to discuss stormwater and drainage ponds on the SJHP project.
Jan 10, 2019 – Community Asphalt construction reached the tie-in point with FDOT at the interchange.
April 2019 City staff sends letter to add back the 500’ connection to Babcock.
June 19, 2019 Original substantial completion date. There were 127 days added, bringing the new substantial completion date to Oct 24, 2019. (56 days for tortoise removal, 17 weather delay days approved through July 2, 2017, 11 days for additional work on embankment, 43 days for return of 500’ segment connecting to Babcock)
July 10, 2019 – Last drainage pipe installed.
Sept 2019 – Stormwater structures and piping completed.
Sept 19, 2019 – Council approves Change Order to add back the 500’ segment of the SJHP connecting to Babcock.
Oct 15, 2019 – FPL permitted power to Babcock intersection.
Oct 16, 2019 – Meeting with the County regarding ILA and Babcock Intersection permit.
Oct 24, 2019 – New substantial date of completion. Adding an additional 38 weather delay days as of Oct 15, which moves completion date to Dec 2, 2019.
Dec 2, 2019 – New date of substantial completion. Adding an additional six weather delay days, which moves completion date to Dec 8, 2019.
Dec 8, 2019 – New date of substantial completion.