Alligator Alley, a 25-year-old, two-lane toll road across Florida's Everglades between Naples and Ft. Lauderdale, is being dualized and upgraded to full freeway standards. R.S. Futch Inc., Ocala, is constructing 11.3 miles of I-75 from S.R. 29 easterly. The two-stage job was started last spring and will be completed in 1991. The job requires 1.4 million cu yd of embankment, but has less than 100,000 cu yd of usable excavation along the right-of-way. The 1.3 million cu yd difference comes from a designated 130-acre borrow pit near S.R. 29, where ground water is usually within a foot of the surface. This article provides details of the borrow pit work and the embankment construction.

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    Cahners Publishing Company

    275 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02158-1630
  • Authors:
    • Munn, W D
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-28
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  • Accession Number: 00496697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM