Alfa Insurance is planning to construct the Alabama Farm Center at Alfa Centennial Park in Clanton. The four-building complex on a 500-acre site will consist of a 5,000-seat air-conditioned arena, a 150,000-sq-ft exhibition building with meeting rooms, a 400-stall horse barn, a 1,125-tie-stall cattle barn and 400 RV hookups. The complex is being designed by JME+H Architecture PC. BL Harbert International has been chosen as the general contractor. The project is valued at $100 million. Alfa Insurance, 2108 E. South Blvd., Montgomery, 36116. DR#19-00833111.
Navistar Big Bore Diesels LLC is planning to expand its engine plant in Huntsville as part of a plan to begin producing next-generation big-bore diesel engines. The new east wing will be 110,000 sq ft. The target start date is July 2020. The project is valued at $125 million. Navistar Big Bore Diesels LLC, Attn: Marty Ketelaar, 485 Short Pike Road SW, Huntsville, 35824. DR#20-00478434.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to carry out the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project for the South Florida Water Management District. The work entails construction of a 9,500-acre-foot reservoir, augmented with four aquifer storage recovery wells; improvements to culverts and a new operable weir on Cypress Creek Canal; plugging ditches to improve sheet flow in the Nine Gems tract; and a flow-through marsh to capture canal and sheet flow from the west. The project area includes approximately 753 sq miles in central and northern Palm Beach County and southern Martin County. Within that area are Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Pal Mar East/Cypress Creek, Dupuis Wildlife and Environmental Management Areas, J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, Grassy Waters Preserve, Loxahatchee Slough, the last remaining riverine cypress stands in Southeast Florida in the Loxahatchee River and the Loxahatchee River Estuary. The project is valued at $740 million. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 32207. DR#03-00720966.
The Georgia International Maritime Trade Center Authority is planning to expand the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The project will double the size of the existing center and will consist of: 100,000 sq ft of exhibit space, a 42,000-sq-ft ballroom, 14 new meeting room divisions for a total of 23,000 sq ft, a new public garage and a reconfigured surface parking lot. It is being designed by Hansen Architects and tvs design. Clark Construction Group LLC has been chosen as the construction manager at-risk. The project is valued at $166 million. Georgia International Maritime Trade Center Authority, Attn: Stephen Hall, One International Drive, Savannah, 31421. DR#18-00676875.
The Georgia Dept. of Transportation is planning to create the South and Southeast Rome Bypasses. The project entails constructing a four-lane median divided roadway, beginning at State Route 101 where it ties to the South Rome Bypass and extending to the existing East Rome Bypass at State Route 1 Loop. The Southeast Rome Bypass would also include a diamond interchange with a bridge over US 411/State Route 20 and another bridge over Callier Springs Road. The plans also call for widening 5,550 ft of State Route 101 to four lanes from two. It is being designed by Southern Engineering & Surveying. Site preparation and right-of-way acquisition are underway. The project is valued at $133 million Georgia Dept. of Transportation, 600 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 30308. DR#20-00626873.
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