Work includes site preparation, installation of water, sewer, and storm drainage systems, paving, a high mast lighting system, and fencing. The winning bid of US$12.3m includes contingencies. Florida state grants are funding almost half of the project that estimates believe will support around 227 construction jobs.
“We have built up our status by taking a proactive approach in our marketing efforts,” said port director Phillip Allen. “While current container movement is softening here like elsewhere in the country, the expansion positions Port Everglades to be ready for economic recovery and cargo growth associated with the Panama Canal expansion and long-term economic growth consistent with our Master Plan.”