Sunday, Oct 22, 2017

Pile Driving Activities Begin for the Crosstown Parkway Extension Project

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PORT ST. LUCIE – Starting June 5, 2017, the City’s contractor for the Crosstown Parkway Extension Project will begin to drive the first pile for the temporary trestle that will be used to build the bridge over the NorthFork of the St. Lucie River.

Pile driving is a common method of constructing foundations to support a bridge. Pile driving activities will take place for approximately 16 months as needed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pile driving activity will not take place during weekends or holidays.

Some residents will experience loud, repetitive noise due to the pile driving. As the work continues east, the pile driving noise will diminish. The project team will be monitoring the activities and vibrations as a result of the work.

The Crosstown Parkway Extension Project will connect the existing Crosstown Parkway with U.S. Highway 1 at Village Green Drive. The project will provide numerous benefits to the community, including providing traffic congestion relief from Port St. Lucie and Prima Vista Boulevards and a new emergency evacuation route.

Construction started in early January on roadway, drainage and utility activities. Project completion is anticipated in Fall 2019. The Crosstown Parkway Extension will provide a 6-lane, divided roadway and linearpark, with the bridge being approximately 4,000 feet long. It also will serve as a multi-modal transportation alternative with accommodations for automobile, bicycle, pedestrian and public transit.

For more information, please contact Beth Zsoka, Crosstown Parkway Extension Project Public Information Officer by email at beth.zsoka@qcausa.com or phone at 772-871-5176; or contact Sarah Prohaska, City of Port St. Lucie Public Information Officer at sprohaska@cityofpsl.com or 772-873-6326.

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