The Zephyrhills City Council is proceeding with plans for an intersection project at U.S. 301, Pretty Pond Road and the Townview shopping center.
Council members unanimously awarded the bid for the project and approved a construction agreement with BRW Contracting Inc., a Land O’ Lakes company.
The project garnered interest from several construction companies, but BRW submitted the only bid, in the amount of $2,161,884.40.
The project is being funded via a $2.3 million appropriation included in this year’s state budget.
It calls for the relocation of an existing signalized intersection from the shopping plaza entrance to Pretty Pond Road, a signalized intersection at Medical Arts Court, and all other required roadway improvements.
The addition of signalized intersections at these locations is designed to improve the mobility and serve as an economic driver for the northeast and northwest corners of Pretty Pond. The area is expected to be home to a Chick-fil-A, Aldi, and national hotel chain, among other businesses.
Construction is anticipated to get underway sometime before Sept. 1, with completion targeted sometime in spring 2021.
Under the agreement, BRW Contracting has 240 days, or eight months, to complete the project upon commencement of construction.
Published July 22, 2020