The Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority has selected WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services to assist with planning for the Elevated Selmon Expressway West Extension Improvements project, located within the Gandy Boulevard (US-92) corridor. The extension would run from the Gandy Bridge to the western terminal of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, near the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard in Tampa. The project is valued at between $165 million and $192 million. Planning will begin once the engineering contract is finalized. Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, 1104 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, 33602. DR#15-00660722.
The University of South Florida Facilities Planning Dept. has hired Skanska USA Building as design-builder for its planned USF Morsani College of Medicine and Health Heart Institute in Tampa’s Channelside District. Early plans for the 11-story, 331,000-sq-ft project envision a 135,080-sq-ft college of medicine, including classrooms, labs, library and anatomy suite; a 92,900-sq-ft heart institute, with space for clinical trials, research and office space; 59,320 sq ft of auditorium, dining and support space; and 34,050 sq ft of offices. Plans are still in progress, and the construction schedule has yet to be determined. The project is estimated to cost $156.8 million. University of South Florida Facilities Planning, Lelia B. Proctor, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., FPC 110, Tampa, 33620. DR#11-00666893.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is initiating a two-step design-bid-build bidding process for an Army Cyber Command Headquarters facility, planned for Fort Gordon. The agency’s solicitation for the project, estimated at up to $250 million, calls for construction of a nonstandard Command and Control Facility to accommodate the Army CYBER Command/Joint Forces Headquarters. Construction will include redundant mechanical and electrical systems with generator and uninterruptible power supply to critical areas, secure organizational vehicle parking and loading/service areas. Step one solicitation was released in early February and closed in early March. Step two solicitation is to be released on or about May 27, with closing June 27. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Andrew Page, Contract Specialist, 100 W. Oglethorpe, Attn: CESAS-CT, Savannah, 31401. DR#16-00405333.
Populous Architects PC is planning for the Horse Racetrack mixed-use development in Smyrna. The site for the development remains undetermined, but initial plans for the estimated $500-million to $750-million project include space for hospitality, retail, office, a grandstand and lofts. Early plans indicate the future site to be approximately 250-300 acres. Schedules are yet to be determined. Populous is reported as representing the owner, which remains confidential. Populous Architects, George Valenti, 300 Wyandotte St., Ste. 200, Kansas City, Mo., 64105. DR#16-00409471.
The South Carolina State Ports Authority engineering department has selected Berger/ABAM Engineering to design the Hugh K. Leatherman Senior Terminal, to be located at the North Charleston Naval Port. Valued at $700 million, the project calls for the construction of a three-berth marine container terminal, to be built in two phases. The first phase includes site preparation, stormwater retention pond, 4,167 miles of wick drains, construction of a 5,000-ft-long pipe pile and sheet pile containment structure and dredging. The project also calls for construction of a 6,000-ft two-lane roadway with 6,300 lineal ft of ductile iron water main and 6,700 lineal ft of sewer force main. The schedule calls for plans to be completed by August, with completion of the first phase of construction estimated by December 2019. South Carolina State Ports Authority, Engineering Department, David Smith, 400 Long Point Rd., Building 448, Mount Pleasant, 29464. DR#16-00412513.
Turner Construction Co. is serving as construction manager for Cleveland Clinic’s Weston Hospital Addition project in Weston, valued at approximately $230 million. The seven-story, 377,000-sq-ft hospital will include construction of three operating suites, the addition of in-patient hospital beds, an expansion of the emergency room department, imaging and laboratory spaces, renovations and additional parking. Design documents are underway, with bidding anticipated for the second quarter of 2016. Construction could start by the summer. Turner Construction Co., Larry Blackburn, 1000 NW 57th Court, Ste. 200, Miami, 33126. DR#15-00620347.
Duke Fluor Daniel, a joint venture, has started construction on Duke Energy’s $1.5-billion Crystal River Natural Gas Power Plant project in Crystal River. Located on a 400-acre site, the 1,640-MW plant will be built in phases, with the first 820 MW scheduled to go online in spring 2018 and the second 820 MW in December 2018. Duke Fluor Daniel, Clarence Ray Jr., President, 2300 Yorkmont Rd., One Coliseum Center, Charlotte, 28217. DR#14-00525992.
Link Construction Group is the general contractor for the Telemundo Headquarters Broadcast Studio project, to be built in Miami. Plans for the estimated $200-million project include construction of three three-story buildings totaling 563,000 sq ft on a 32-acre site at 12200 NW 25th St. The facility would comprise corporate office space in the front of the building, which would also include a component of studio support and broadcast operations, along with a building constructed as a 40-ft clear height box for the studios and warehouse. The project will also include a satellite farm. Construction is expected to start in March, with project build-out anticipated by March 2018. Link Construction Group, Nestor Castellion, Project Manager, 7003 N. Waterway Dr., Ste. 218, Miami, 33155. DR#15-00646669.
Ferrovial Agroman US Corp. is leading the design-build-finance team for the $679-million Georgia 400/Interstate 285 Interchange project for the Georgia Dept. of Transportation. The project calls for reconstruction of the I-285 interchange, beginning west of Roswell Road in Fulton County and ending east of Ashford Dunwoody Road in DeKalb County, a length of approximately 4.3 miles. It also includes approximately 1.2 miles of improvements on SR 400 from the Glenridge Connector to Hammond. Design notice to proceed is expected in April; construction is anticipated to start in late 2016 or early 2017. Civil engineers for the project include Louis Berger Group and Neel-Schaffer Inc. Ferrovial Agroman US Corp., 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 2490, Los Angeles, 90036. DR#14-00713871.
PCL Civil Constructors is expected to start construction of the $215.8-million, 2.5-mile Bonner Bridge on North Carolina Highway 12 at Oregon Inlet in Stumpy Point this spring. Legal challenges have been resolved, and contractors have begun preliminary work on the interim bridge structure. PCL Civil Constructors, Jim Schneiderman, 3810 Northdale Blvd., Ste. 200, Tampa, 33624. DR#99-00709492.