Charlotte County, Fla. – The Charlotte County Commission announced Lakewood Ranch based Halfacre Construction Company has been selected for the Gasparilla Road (CR 771) improvements project.
The $25 million project will include widening CR 771 to a four lane divided roadway from SR 776 to the vicinity of Rotonda Boulevard East, installation of sidewalks and bicycle facilities, construction of a bridge, and all new utilities.
“We are proud to have been chosen for this important project that is a much needed addition to the region,” said Andy Stultz, vice-president at Halfacre Construction, and President of the Enterprise Charlotte Economic Development Council. “Not only will it improve the evacuation route for residents of Boca Grande and others, but this project will also certainly help our local economy, providing better access for the region,” he said.
Halfacre has completed several multi million projects in Charlotte County, including new terminals and the new administration building at the Punta Gorda Airport, the 132-foot tall air traffic control tower, the construction of Cheney Road, which connects Piper Rd to Innovation Way, and the 15-mile road widening of Bermont Road.
The Gasparilla Road project will be partially paid for by the Charlotte County penny sales tax. Expected to take two years to complete, construction will get underway immediately.
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally-owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre Construction’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success.
President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and is an appointed member of the Probable Cause Panel of the Construction Industry Licensing Board for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System.
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