Project: I-75 (SR 93) at University Pkwy Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)
Location: Ft. Myers, FL
Company: Prince Contracting
Completion Date: September 2017
Preferred Materials provided over 2,500 cubic yards of concrete for a total of 6 bridges and 135,000 tons of asphalt, while delivering outstanding services and materials to this fast-paced project schedule. SR 93 (I-75) at University Parkway will be Florida’s first diverging diamond interchange. This unique project included intricate MOT plans and paving operations over a steel temporary bridge, an innovative approach that provides smooth rides and minimizes the impact of lane closures, traffic shifts and temporary detour routes.
Fully operational on September 2017, this project will include the widening of University Parkway, paving and realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at the interchange, and additional auxiliary lanes on both northbound and southbound of I-75. A project this size required precise logistics from both of our world-class paving crews and production facilities in order to make it a success.
The Sarasota/Bradenton public is glad to have improvements of this nature being done with significant reduction of crashes and delay times. The managers at University Town Center, a high-end fashion and dining mall with more than 125 stores and restaurants, have expressed their appreciation for keeping work zones clean and well-organized with minimal disruption by keeping access to their stores and businesses at all times.
The Arlington is a new luxury resort-style continuing care retirement community which required Preferred Materials to provide 25,000 cubic yards of concrete and a wide array of structural concrete mix designs.
In mid-October 2014, Preferred Materials, Inc. began a 4-mile resurfacing project of Pelican Bay Blvd. in Naples, FL.
Preferred Materials, Inc recently supplied over 6000 cubic yards of our specialty product DrainReady for use in the beach parking lots on Siesta Key.