From Midway Boulevard to Harbor Drive
This $25 million project consisted of total reconstruction of two miles of Edgewater Drive from Harbor Drive to Midway Boulevard. This two-lane to four-lane widening project also includes the replacement of three multi-span bridges. The project is a residential area and will create a major east-west route of the residents of Port Charlotte. The project is being constructed in the standard method with the new roadway, shift the traffic, then rebuild the existing roadway. The project length is being detoured to thru traffic to provide efficiency in reconstructing the bridges, but the entire project length is open to local traffic and required constant vigil to keep the MOT operations working properly. The project converted Edgewater Drive from a two-lane residential arterial to a four-lane divided residential arterial with four roundabouts, ADA-compliant concrete multi-use paths, replacement of three low-level integrated flat slab bridges, 2,500 linear feet of various retaining wall systems, replacement of water main and force main, and construction of new re-use main, gravity and vacuum sewer systems, storm sewer, landscaping, and lighting. The team provided inspection services for the bridges and retaining walls as a subconsultant to SED Consultants for Charlotte County Public Works. Drainage, close proximity to residents, and shallow water tables were concerns.