PORT ST. LUCIE –The City’s contractor for the Crosstown Parkway Extension Project will start pile driving on Saturdays on the east side of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River (NFSLR). The contractor started pile driving in June 2017 and the activities have continued as needed Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The contractor is utilizing Saturday to get ahead as other bridge activities including setting beams and deck pours continue from the west side of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River to the east.
Pile driving is a common method of constructing foundations to support a bridge. Pile driving creates a loud repetitive noise when the hammer hits the pile. The project team will be monitoring the noise, vibrations and project schedule as the contractor moves forward with this activity. Pile driving activities are complete on the west side of the NFSLR and the noise impact for those residents is anticipated to be minimal.
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. Project completion is anticipated in Fall 2019.
For more information, please contact Beth Zsoka, Crosstown Parkway Extension Project Public Information Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 772-871-5176 or Sarah Prohaska, City of Port St. Lucie Public Information Officer at email@example.com or 772-873-6326.