Lorraine Road Force Main Extension

Client: Skye Ranch Development
City: Sarasota County
State: Florida
Services: Survey

BGE served as the surveying consultant to support the utility improvements required by Sarasota County in the Skye Ranch development. Skye Ranch is a master-planned community located at Lorraine Road and Clark Road (SR-72) that impacts local traffic and utilities. As part of the approval process with Sarasota County, a 20-inch force main was required to be installed from Skye Ranch along 3 miles of Lorraine Road to the Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility (WRF). The Bee Ridge WRF is the largest of the three Sarasota County Public Utilities’ WRFs, with a permitted capacity of treating 12 mgd. The facility is being upgraded to an advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) facility, which will increase the treatment plant’s capacity to 18 mgd—a much-needed conversion for the increased development in the service area. BGE established the historical baseline and right-of-way for Lorraine Road. Field crews mapped existing features accurately and safely by utilizing Robotic Total Stations and advanced Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS Receivers. Field staff verified the right-of-way by locating monumentation throughout the corridor, mapping improvements, obtaining elevations within crossing canals and wooded areas and marking underground utilities for possible conflicts. The project was completed over two phases with a total time of 30 days from contract to deliverable resulting in the survey being completed ahead of schedule without change orders.