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Southeast's top 25 highway projects for 2004

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1. Cooper River Bridge, between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Owner: South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Palmetto Bridge Constructors, a joint venture of Tidewater Skanska USA, Virginia Beach, Va., and HBG Contractors/Flatiron Structures Co., Longmont, Colo.

Contract Cost: $632 million.

Start/Completion Dates: 2002/Summer 2005.

Project Details: Building the longest cable-stayed span in the North America. Two diamond-shaped towers will support a 1,546-ft. span.

2. Interstate 4 Expansion, Tampa

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Gilbert Southern Corp., Sunrise, Fla.

Contract Cost: $156.5 million.

Start/Completion Dates: February 2004/Summer 2008.

Project Details: Reconstruct a four-lane roadway into an 8-lane facility, from west of 14th Street to east of 50th Street.

3. Reversible-Lanes Bridge, Tampa

Owner: Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority.

Contractor: PCL Civil Constructors, Tampa.

Contract Cost: $140 million.

Start/Completion Dates: February 2003/2005.

Project Details: Construction of most of the 6-mi. portion of an elevated reversible-lanes bridge.

4. Knightdale Bypass, Raleigh, N.C.

Owner: North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: North Carolina Constructors, a joint venture of HBG Flatiron, Longmont, Colo., and Lane Construction Co., of Meriden, Conn.

Contract Cost: $131 million.

Start/Completion Dates: July 2002/August 2005.

Project Details: Design-building 9.6 mi. of new six-lane freeway, including 23 bridge structures.

5. Interstate 4/St. Johns River Bridge, Sanford, Fla.

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Granite Construction Co., Tampa.

Contract Cost: $110 million.

Start/Completion Dates: January 2001/Spring 2004.

Project Details: The existing bridge the St. Johns River will be replaced with twin bridges.

6. Interstate 95/295 Interchange, Jacksonville, Fla.

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Amec Civil, Fort Myers, Fla.

Contract Cost: $105 million.

Start/Completion Dates: November 2001/Early 2005.

Project Details: Extending I-295 over I-95 to the existing portion of S.R. 9A at U.S. 1 near Greenland Road.

7. Palm Beach International Airport Interchange, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Modern Continental South, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Contract Cost: $103 million.

Start/Completion Dates: July 2000/July 2004.

Project Details: Reconstructing the I-95 interchange at Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach includes 14 new bridges and ramps and the expansion of approximately 1.8 mi. of interstate.

8. Greensboro Western Loop, Greensboro, N.C.

Owner: North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Thompson Arthur Division of APAC, Atlanta.

Contract Cost: $101.6 million

Start/Completion Dates: September 2003/July 2007.

Project Details: Building a 4.3-mi. section of the Greensboro Western Loop from Interstate 40 to north of Bryan Boulevard.

9. Interstate 85 Expansion, Mecklenburg Co., N.C.

Owner: North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Blythe Construction, Charlotte, N.C.

Contract Cost: $87.7 million.

Start/Completion Dates: December 2002/October 2005.

Project Details: Widening I-85 from U.S. 29 and North Carolina 49 Connector to State Road 2467. 18.

10. Wilmington Bypass, Wilmington, N.C.

Owner: North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: GLF Construction Corp., Miami

Contract Cost: $84.5 million.

Start/Completion Dates: March 2001/December 2004.

Project Details: Constructing U.S. 17 from west of U.S. 421 to west of U.S. 117/North Carolina 133. 20.

11. Interstate 77 Expansion, Charlotte, N.C.

Owner: North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Rea Construction, Charlotte.

Contract Cost: $84 million.

Start/Completion Dates: December 2001/November 2004.

Project Details: Widening roughly 8.1 mi. of I-77 from four to eight lanes, within the existing right-of-way.

12. Hathaway/St. Andrew Bay Bridges, Bay Co., Fla.

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Granite Construction, Tampa.

Contract Cost: $81.5 million.

Start/Completion Dates: August 2000/Spring 2004.

Project Details: Design-building new twin bridges measuring approximately 3100 ft. long.

13. Interstate 275/I-4 Interchange, Tampa

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Granite Construction Co., Tampa.

Contract Cost: $79.5 million.

Start Date: June 2002.

Project Details: Approximately 2.75 mi. of interchange improvements, including modifying existing ramps, constructing new ramps, reconstruction and widening of existing roadway pavement, bridge work.

14. Interstate 75 Expansion, Lowndes Co., Georgia

Owner: Georgia Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Douglas Asphalt Co., Douglas, Ga.

Contract Cost: $74.9 million

Start/Completion Dates: May 2002/March 2005.

Project Details: 13.6 mi. of widening I-75, including three bridges.

15. Interstate 85 Interchange, Jacksonville, N.C.

Owner: North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Granite Construction Co., Roswell Ga.

Contract Cost: $73.3 million.

Start/Completion Dates: April 2001/December 2004.

Project Details: Widening I-85 from west of Broad Street to west of Camden Avenue.

16. Interstate 4 Widening, Polk Co., Fla.

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Martin K. Eby Construction Co., Maitland, Fla.

Contract Cost: $72.7 million.

Start/Completion Dates: December 2002/2005.

Project Details: Widening Interstate 4 from U.S. 98 to east of S.R. 557 in Polk County.

17. St. George Island Bridge, St. George Island, Fla.

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Boh Bros. Construction, New Orleans, and Sverdrup Civil, Tampa.

Contract Cost: $71.6 million.

Start/Completion Dates: August 2000/Spring 2004.

Project Details: Design-building a 21,615-ft.-long bridge over Apalachicola Bay.

18. Interstate 110/I-10 Interchange, Pensacola, Fla.

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Archer Western Contractors, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Contract Cost: $71 million

Start/Completion Dates: June 2002/June 2007.

Project Details: Approximately 3.1 km of roadway construction, interchange construction, eight bridges and other construction from C.R. 95A-Old Palafox to East S.R. 291-Davis Highway.

19. S.R. 826/Palmetto Expressway, from 62nd St. to N.W. 103rd Street, Miami

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation, District Six.

Contractor: The DeMoya Group, Miami.

Contract Cost: $68.5 million

Start/Completion Dates: January 2003/April 2006.

Project Details: Includes reconstruction of two major interchanges at N.W. 74th Street and Okeechobee Road, as well as the addition of one general-use lane in each direction.

20. Interstate 95 Expansion, Palm Beach Co., Fla.

Owner: Florida Department of Transportation.

Contractor: PCL Civil Constructors, Coral Springs, Fla.

Contract Cost: $67.3 million

Start/Completion Dates: August 2002/September 2006.

Project Details: Expanding I-95 from six to 10 lanes from Blue Heron Boulevard in Riviera Beach to PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens.

21. Northern Wake Expressway, Wake Co., N.C.

Owner: North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Vecellio & Grogan, Beckley, W. Va.

Contract Cost: $67 million.

Start/Completion Dates: September 2003/April 2006.

Project Details: Constructing a 7.3-mi. section of Interstate 540 from east of U.S. 1 south of Perry Creek Road to U.S. 64 east of Knightdale.

22. Interstate 75 Expansion, Cook Co., Ga.

Owner: Georgia Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Douglas Asphalt Co., Douglas, Ga.

Contract Cost: $67 million.

Start/Completion Dates: February 2002/September 2004.

Project Details: Widening and reconstructing approximately 13.7 mi. of I-75 at State Road 133 to the Cook County line. Also includes construction of three bridges.

23. Interstate 85 Expansion, Durham Co., N.C.

Owner: North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Granite Construction Co., Roswell, Ga.

Contract Cost: $66.6 million.

Start/Completion Dates: July 2003/December 2006.

Project Details: Widening 9.7 mi. of I-85 to eight lanes from the Orange/Durham county line to north of Midland Terrace Road and east of Cheek Road.

24. Interstate 95 Expansion, Anderson Co., S.C.

Owner: South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Lane Construction Corp., Meriden, Conn.

Contract Cost: $65.4 million.

Start Date: March 2001

Project Details: Widening a 16.8-mi. section of I-95 in Anderson County; includes asphalt resurfacing and bridge maintenance/rehabilitation.

25. Interstate 95 Expansion, Florence and Darlington counties, S.C.

Owner: South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Contractor: Lane Construction Corp., Meriden, Conn.

Contract Cost: $64.3 million.

Start/Completion Dates: July 2002/April 2004.

Project Details: Widening a 10-mi. section of I-95 in Florence and Darlington counties, near Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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^nope, the contractor has already stated it won't be completed by Super Bowl time, even thought the city offered him a million dollar bonus to get it done in time.

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