Parks and Trails Projects
Fort Fraser Trail
- Project Value: $ 5,400,000
- Project Status: Completed December 2006
- Client: City of Lakeland
- A/E: Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt
This project involved the construction of 7.7 miles of multi-use asphalt trail along a former railroad line, including two trailheads with picnic pavilions, fencing, architectural concrete, and decorative site furnishings. The project also contained four bridges, two of which were converted from existing railroad bridges.This project was funded through several different agencies and initially budget-challenged. However, through G&R’s value engineering effort, the City of Lakeland was able to achieve their goal.
Fort Fraser Photo Gallery
- Project Value: $ 2,248,000
- Project Status: Completed December 2005
- Client: City of Jacksonville
- A/E: Akel, Logan & Shafer
The Riverwalk project was approximately ½ mile of 12’ wide brick paver path. The project schedule was extremely short as the Super Bowl was coming to Jacksonville and the path had to be complete prior to the game. The budget was also constrained and by reusing a existing dock for the pedestrian bridge foundation, the project not only met its budget but was also completed on time.
Jax Riverwalk Photo Gallery
Sarasota Rails to Trail, a.k.a. Legacy Trail
- Sarasota, Florida
- Project Value: $ 14,700,000
- Project Status: Completed May 2008
- Client: Sarasota County
- A/E: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.*
*Design-Build Project Delivery
This project involved the design and construction of a 10 mile long multiuse trail. The project was the conversion of an existing railroad corridor. Included were 8 new bridges, over 82,000 SY of asphalt paving, arsenic remediation, and new water and reuse force mains. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.
Legacy Trail Photo Gallery
Seminole Wekiva Trail
- Seminole County, Florida
- Project Value: $ 2,364,000
- Project Status: Completed August 2002
- Client: Seminole County
This project involved the construction of an 8-mile asphalt multipurpose trail with equestrian path. Specifics include paving, base (recycled concrete fines), grading, drainage, exfiltration system, keystone block retaining wall, scenic overlooks, landscaping & irrigation, informational kiosk, rest areas, architectural signage, pedestrian traffic control and signalization.
Seminole Wekiva Photo Gallery
Chain of Lake Trail
- Winter Haven, Florida
- Project Value: $ 2,587,000
- Project Status: Completed December 2007
- Client: City of Winter Haven
- A/E: Reynolds, Smith & Hill
This project involved the construction of 3.5 miles of 12’ wide multipurpose trail. The project included two prefabricated pedestrian bridges spanning 72’ and 114’. The bridges spanned local canals and their installation was closely coordinated with the City, Water Management District, and local residents. Additional project elements include new storm drainage, relocated utilities, landscaping & irrigation, architectural signage and pedestrian traffic control.