Road Resurfacing

 


In November 2020 the Department issued a Notice of Intent to Default (NOI) to the contractor. In accordance with contract provisions, the Department declared DAB in default on July 1, 2021.  

FDOT UPDATE ON DEFAULTED DAB PROJECTS

FAQ for DAB Projects Currently in Default

Question - What is going on with projects that were being built by DAB in District 7?
Answer - DAB had ongoing construction projects in the FDOT District Seven area. 
On July 28th, 2021 FDOT received letters from DAB informing us that it was financially unable to perform or complete the performance of the work as prime contractor, which constitutes a voluntary default by the contractor.  As a result, on August 3rd, the Department declared DAB in Default on the following projects:

  • US 19 Widening from Green Acres to W. Jump Court
  • US 19 Widening from W. Jump Court to W. Fort Island Trail
  • US 19 Resurfacing from Hernando County Line to Green Acres

Question - It seems DAB has closed their doors and abandoned construction projects in the Tampa Bay area, what happens now?  What is the FDOT’s plan to complete these projects?
The FDOT projects have contract bonds issued by a Surety Company, which is a contract requirement. The respective Sureties are in the process of procuring completion contractors. It is the responsibility of the completion contractor to meet the project requirements. Project completion dates can be better determined once the completion contracts are awarded, and a schedule is agreed to by the completion contractor and the department.

Question - What is the expected time frame for FDOT to replace D.A.B. with a new and separate Contractor that will finish the project? 
The Sureties are in the process of procuring completion contractors and we will continue to stress the need to complete this in a timely manner.  It is in the best interest for the Surety to move quickly as they are still subject to delay penalties.  Once the completion contractors are under contract we will have a better idea of new completion dates and will provide updates.

Question - Generally speaking, can you outline the plan on how this next contractor will be selected? 
The Surety Company, with the Department’s written consent selects the new contractor. Once a completion contractor is selected a ‘Takeover Agreement’ is finalized between the Surety and the Department.

T7383 - US 19 Widening from Green Acres to W. Jump Court
***8/13/21 Update***
A representative with the surety met with FDOT representatives onsite to assess the status of the project on August 6, 2021.  FDOT has completed uploading all of the requested project documentation requested by the Surety.  The takeover agreements are currently with the Surety for their execution.

***8/19/2021 Update***
Next week the surety anticipates meeting with a potential completion contractor to determine what is needed for completion.  The takeover agreement is still awaiting Surety execution.  This past week additional erosion control measures have been installed on the project to improve water discharge quality. 

***8/27/21 Update***
The Surety held an onsite meeting on 8/25/21 to discuss the next steps in completing the project.  The takeover agreement is still awaiting Surety execution.

***9/3/21 Update***
The Surety is holding an onsite meeting on 9/3/21 with a second Completion Contractor to discuss the next steps in completing the project.  The takeover agreement is still awaiting Surety execution.

***9/10/21 Update***
The Surety is currently evaluating prices received from two potential takeover contractors.
The Surety’s interim maintenance contractor, SMG, has started upgrading erosion control features and maintenance improvements at Pond 4.
The Department’s Asset maintenance contractor is preparing for the repair of two depressions in the northbound direction.
The Department’s ITS contractor has completed signal maintenance at Yulee Drive and Halls River Road.

***9/17/21 Update***
The Surety is currently evaluating prices received from two potential completion contractors. Takeover agreement still outstanding.
The Department’s Asset maintenance contractor is preparing for the temporary repair of two NB depressions early next week.

The Department’s ITS contractor has completed signal maintenance at Yulee Drive and Halls River Road.
The Surety’s interim maintenance contractor, SMG, has completed upgrading erosion control features and maintenance improvements at the Pond 4 lay down yard and outfall structure.
SMG is currently grading slopes in front of Homosassa Marine.
CEI coordinating with public stakeholders concerns of offsite flooding as localized heavy rains have been in excess of annual norms. Stakeholders include property owners in adjacent neighborhood not attributed to roadway construction.

***9/24/21 Update***
The Surety is currently evaluating prices received from two potential completion contractors. Takeover agreement still outstanding.
The Department’s Asset maintenance contractor is preparing for the temporary repair of two NB depressions early next week.

The Department’s ITS contractor is working on fixing pedestrian signal issues at Homosassa Trail.
The Surety’s interim maintenance contractor, SMG, is enhancing erosion control BMP’s and maintenance improvements at the Pond 4 lay down yard and outfall structure.
FDOT Maintenance enhancing erosion control BMP’s in Pond 3,
CEI sampling and tracking turbidity readings at Pond 4 outfall to off ROW in conjunction with T7407. 

***10/1/21 Update***
The Surety is currently evaluating prices received from two potential completion contractors. The Takeover agreement still outstanding.
The Department’s Asset maintenance contractor has completed the temporary repair of two NB depressions this week.  All lanes through the project are now open.

The Department’s ITS contractor has fixed the pedestrian signal issues at Homosassa Trail.
The Surety’s interim maintenance contractor, SMG, is installing sod at the Pond 4 lay down yard and entrance road.
The Department’s representatives are sampling and tracking turbidity readings at Pond 4 outfall to off ROW in conjunction with T7407.  This week all the test results are meeting water quality requirements.

***10/8/21 Update***
The Surety is currently evaluating prices received from two potential completion contractors. The Takeover agreement still outstanding. The Surety’s interim maintenance contractor, SMG, has completed installing sod at the Pond 4 lay down yard and entrance road. The Department’s representatives are sampling and tracking turbidity readings at Pond 4 outfall to off ROW in conjunction with T7407. This week all the test results are meeting water quality requirements.

***10/15/21 Update***
The Surety is currently evaluating prices received from two potential completion contractors. The Takeover agreement still outstanding.
The Department’s representatives are sampling and tracking turbidity readings at Pond 4 outfall to off right-of-way in conjunction with T7407. This week all the test results are meeting water quality requirements.

T7407 - US 19 Widening from W. Jump Court to W. Fort Island Trail
***8/13/21 Update***
A representative with the surety met with FDOT representatives onsite to assess the status of the project on August 6, 2021.  FDOT has completed uploading all of the requested project documentation requested by the Surety.  The takeover agreements are currently with the Surety for their execution.  The removal of non-essential temporary traffic control devices is underway.  Additional erosion control measures have been installed on the south end of the project on the east side of US19 and immediately west along a creek leading to Halls River in order to harden the area against further erosion.  Minor maintenance mowing is underway throughout the project.

***8/19/2021 Update***
All non-essential MOT has been removed except for tire rings (which are being worked on now).  Additional erosion control measures have been installed to improve water discharge quality.  The Surety and Department had further discussions regarding the takeover agreement and resolved all questions.  Revised Takeover agreement has been sent to the Surety and is pending signature. 

***8/27/21 Update***
The takeover agreement was signed by the Surety and was executed by the Department on August 25, 2021.  A mowing cycle was also completed.  Some drainage concerns were addressed at Pond DEA near Kingston Rd. and US 19 by installing another drainage berm. Water samples were taken for environmental testing from water in the canals near Halls River.

***9/3/21 Update***
The Surety has sent out an advertisement to relet the project with questions due by 09/06 and bids due by 09/13. The Surety has also been working to procure an interim maintenance contract to address deficient items identified which is expected to be executed this weekend.

An onsite meeting was held including officials from the Water Management District, Department of Environmental Protection and District Seven Secretary on 9/2/21 to review and discuss citizen’s concerns with water quality issues and the US19 Stormwater management systems.  A follow up meeting with the FDOT Director, staff and subject matter experts was held on 9/3/21 to discuss solutions to be implemented next week.
FDOT Maintenance personnel have installed additional erosion control devices at Pond C & at Pond D outfalls. FDOT is also working on establishing additional erosion controls at Pond C (Baker Tank system), Pond D outfall and sod installation in the median.  Work will commence next week.
The department’s asset maintenance contractor was onsite to grade the ingress / egress at Kimberly Ct. and also at Mike’s Trailers driveways. They were also onsite to pump the water from the Dairy Queen parking lot following the heavy rains received this week. A signal contractor was also onsite to secure a bagged signal head at Ft. Island Trail that rotated following the storms.

***9/10/21 Update***
The Surety is expecting to receive bids from prospective completion contractors the week of September 13th.
The Department is also making a significant number of improvements intended to improve water quality on the project:
The Department’s Contamination and Remediation Contractor (CAR) setup and started a desilting treatment tank system at Pond C.
Paff Landscaping has started placing temporary sod in the median between Pond 4 & Pond C in order to stabilize exposed soil in the median of US19.
A temporary drainage swale has been constructed at Dairy Queen to help alleviate offsite water ponding.
The Surety’s interim maintenance contractor, SMG, has started erosion control features and maintenance improvements at Ponds 4, C & D.
FDOT Maintenance personnel have been onsite adding commercial material and grading median crossovers and driveway turnouts.
The Department’s Asset Maintenance contractor is onsite mowing within the project limits and assisted with pumping water from Dairy Queen parking lot.


***9/17/21 Update***
The Surety has extended the bid deadline to 09/23/21 in order to receive an increased number of bids.
The Department has made a significant number of improvements to address water quality on the project:
The desilting treatment tank system at Pond C, installed by the Department’s Contamination and Remediation Contractor (CAR), is functioning and clean water is being discharged.
Paff Landscaping continued placing temporary sod in the median between Pond 4 & Pond C to stabilize exposed soil in the median of US 19. They will also install temporary sod between the edge of pavement and Pond 4 to stabilize exposed soil. The majority of this work is complete.
The temporary drainage swale at Dairy Queen is functioning and draining water previously ponding outside the right of way.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor, SMG, continues installing erosion control features and performed necessary maintenance on existing erosion control features.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor, SMG, is mowing the project and has added commercial material and regraded driveway connections at various locations throughout the project. They also repaired a depression near Pond 4 on the outside shoulder of US 19.

***9/24/21 Update***
The Surety’s bid deadline was 09/23/21 at 3:00 PM. The Surety is currently evaluating the bids.
The Department has made a significant number of improvements to address water quality on the project:

The desilting treatment tank system at Pond C, installed by the Department’s Contamination and Remediation Contractor (CAR), is functioning and clean water is being discharged.
Paff Landscaping completed placing temporary sod in the median between Pond 4 & Pond C to stabilize exposed soil in the median of US 19. The majority of this work is complete. SMG will also install temporary sod at Pond 4 once complete on T7445.
The temporary drainage swale at Dairy Queen is functioning and draining water previously ponding outside the right of way.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor, SMG, continues installing erosion control features and performing necessary maintenance on existing erosion control features.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor, SMG, has mowed the project except for some handwork areas. They have also regraded driveway connections at various locations throughout the project and will continue maintenance of these areas.
A new depression developed at Sta. 476+50 in the Southbound outside lane and the lane was closed to traffic late Wednesday night. Tierra performed GPR testing Thursday morning and are currently analyzing the results to determine if additional testing is required to develop a repair procedure. The lane will remain closed until all testing is complete, a repair recommendation is received, and the repair(s) completed.

***10/1/21 Update***
The Surety’s deadline for receiving bids was 09/23/21 at 3:00 PM.  The Surety is still evaluating the bids and exceptions listed from bidders.
The Department has made a significant number of improvements to address water quality on the project:

The desilting treatment tank system at Pond C, installed by the Department’s Contamination and Remediation Contractor (CAR), is functioning and clean water is being discharged.
SMG is installing temporary sod at Pond 4 and should complete next week.
A new depression developed at Sta. 476+50 in the Southbound outside lane and the lane was closed to traffic late Wednesday night. The pavement replacement is scheduled to be complete on Monday, 10/04/21 and the lane will remain closed until the repair is completed.

***10/8/21 Update***
The Surety’s deadline for receiving bids was 09/23/21 at 3:00 PM. The Surety is still evaluating the bids and exceptions listed from bidders.
The Department has made a significant number of improvements to address water quality on the project:

The desilting treatment tank system at Pond C, installed by the Department’s Contamination and Remediation Contractor (CAR), is functioning and clean water is being discharged.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor, SMG completed installing temporary sod at Pond 4 to stabilize the slopes.
SMG is working to schedule a subcontractor to desilt the median ditch bottom inlets and pipes to aid in preventing further siltation at Pond C.
The depression at STA 476+50 in the southbound outside lane has been repaired and all lanes were reopened to traffic on 10/5/21.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor, SMG has continued to regrade temporary median crossovers and driveways as necessary to remove potholes.
SMG is working to schedule a striping subcontractor to refresh the white pavement markings in areas of the project where they have become faded or have low reflectivity.

***10/15/2021***
The Surety’s anticipates the Notice of Intent to the completion contractor to be issued next week.
The Department has made a significant number of improvements to address water quality on the project:

The desilting treatment tank system at Pond C, installed by the Department’s Contamination and Remediation Contractor (CAR), is continuing to function and clean water is being discharged.
SMG is continuing to maintain existing erosion control features and install new erosion control features.
SMG has scheduled a subcontractor to desilt the median ditch bottom inlets and pipes to aid in preventing further siltation at Pond C.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor, SMG has continued to regrade temporary median crossovers and driveways as necessary to remove potholes.
SMG’s striping subcontractor refreshed the white pavement markings in areas of the project where they had become faded.

T7445 - US 19 Resurfacing from Hernando County Line to Green Acres
***8/13/21 Update***
A representative with the surety met with FDOT representatives onsite to assess the status of the project on August 6, 2021.  FDOT has completed uploading all of the requested project documentation requested by the Surety.  The takeover agreements are currently with the Surety for their execution.  Non-essential traffic control devices have been removed from the project, and mowing of the medians throughout the project is complete.

***8/19/2021 Update***
The Surety and Department had further discussions regarding the takeover agreement and resolved all questions.  Revised Takeover agreement has been sent to the Surety and is pending signature.

***8/27/21 Update***
The takeover agreement was signed by the Surety and executed by the Department on August 25, 2021.  A mowing cycle was also completed.

***9/3/21 Update***
The Surety has sent out an advertisement to relet the project with questions due by 09/09 and bids due by 09/16.  The Surety has also been working to procure an interim maintenance contract to address deficient items identified which is expected to be executed this weekend. Minor repairs have been identified project-wide and communicated to the Surety and their Maintenance contractor.  Work on these items will commence after the items on T7407.

***9/10/21 Update***
The Surety has requested bids for the completion of the project.
Business accesses throughout the project were reviewed and are in good repair.
Precision is onsite performing a mowing and litter removal cycle on behalf of the surety.
FDOT crews were onsite on September 8th to install a berm of millings at Justin Case Automotive to help hold back water during the rains.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor is onsite today determining the manpower and equipment needed for the prioritized maintenance list developed daily and will approach each item in the order of their importance.

***9/17/21 Update***
The Surety has requested bids for the completion of the project which are anticipated on 9/21/21.
CEI coordinating with public stakeholders concerns of off site flooding as localized heavy rains have been in excess of annual norms. The Department is augmenting daily maintenance list with any proposed corrective BMPs. Stakeholders include Sugarmill Woods HOA, U-Haul dealer, Justin Case, Two Guys from Italy.
Precision completed a mowing and litter removal cycle on behalf of the surety (completed 9/9/21).
The Surety’s maintenance contractor is onsite addressing the daily prioritized maintenance list focusing on erosion control and drop off/washout areas.
Enhancements to erosion control BMPs and slope stabilization with sod expected to begin next week.

***9/24/21 Update***
The Surety has received bids from 3 perspective completion Contractors on 9/21/21. The Surety is working on a contract with its selected completion contractor.
CEI is coordinating with public stakeholders regarding concerns with off site flooding, reviewing drainage patterns and investigating any blockages. Stakeholders include Sugarmill Woods HOA, U-haul dealer, Justin Case, Two Guys from Italy.

The Surety’s maintenance contractor SMG is onsite addressing the daily prioritized maintenance list focusing on erosion control and drop off/washout areas.
Enhancements to erosion control BMPs and slope stabilization with sod began this week and will continue next week.

***10/8/21 Update***
The Surety has received bids from 3 perspective completion Contractors on 9/21/21. The Surety is working on a contract with its selected completion contractor.
The Surety’s maintenance contractor SMG is onsite working on shallow restorations due to depressions.

The depression in the SB travel lanes near Cardinal Lane was repaired with a compaction grouting operation through the District Geotechnical Contract. Shallow restoration was completed and as of 10/8/2021 the SB inside lane has been re-opened.
A sinkhole between S Oakridge Dr. and W Cyprian has N/B US 19 closed and traffic diverted onto S/B US 19 with one travel lane in each direction. Grouting operations were completed on 10/7/2021 and shallow restoration has begun.
Surety’s maintenance contractor will begin addressing silt fence and staked turbidity barrier on Monday 10/11/2021.

***10/15/21 Update***
The Surety has received bids from 3 perspective completion contractors on 9/21/21. Notice of Intent (NOI) expected to go out next week with a takeover agreement scheduled to go out the following week and possibly have subcontractor mobilize within the second week of November
The Surety’s maintenance contractor SMG is onsite working on maintenance items listed on the daily maintenance list sent to SMG.

Sinkhole between S Oakridge Dr. and W Cyprian has N/B US 19 closed and traffic diverted onto S/B US 19 with one travel lane in each direction. Grouting operations were completed on 10/7/2021 and shallow restoration was completed on October 12th and the traffic diversion was removed and all travel lanes reopened in both directions.     
              

T7433 - SR 52 Widening from Suncoast Parkway to US 41
***8/13/21 Update***
A representative with the surety met with FDOT representatives onsite to assess the status of the project on August 11, 2021.  FDOT has completed uploading all of the project documentation requested by the Surety.  The takeover agreements are currently with the Surety for their execution.
 
***8/19/2021 Update***
The Surety company provided contractor to perform mowing and litter removal until the takeover contractor comes on board. The first mowing cycle started on August 18th. The Surety and Department had further discussions regarding the takeover agreement and resolved all questions.  Revised Takeover agreement has been sent to the Surety and is pending signature.  The Surety scheduling a pre-bid meeting for potential completion contractors on Friday, August 20th or Monday, August 23rd


***8/27/21 Update***
The takeover agreement was signed by the Surety and executed by the Department on August 25, 2021. Mowing throughout the project is underway. The Surety is expecting bids from perspective completion contractors on 9/ 3/21. 

***9/3/21 Update***
The Surety has extended the bid deadline to September 9, 2021.  Moving the date will allow for more contractors to submit bids for the completion work.  The Question and Answer phase of bidding has been completed and multiple parties submitted questions.

***9/10/21 Update***
The Surety received bids from prospective completion contractors on Thursday September 9th. They are currently evaluating the bids.
Pothole and Silt Fence repairs were performed this week by FDOT forces to address urgent needs.
An upcoming mowing cycle is planned to start in two weeks. 

***9/17/21 Update***
The Surety received bids from prospective completion contractors on Thursday September 9th. They are currently evaluating the bids.
A mowing cycle scheduled for next week.

Quail Ridge requested additional delineation at entrance, additional barrels were placed on 9/17/21.
New Beginning Family Ministry requested additional mowing at their entrance, this was performed on 9/16/21
Continued necessary pothole and silt fence repairs throughout site.

***9/24/21 Update***
The Surety received bids from prospective completion contractors on Thursday September 9th. They are currently evaluating the bids.
A mowing cycle began this week by the Surety provided contractor.
Continued necessary pothole and silt fence repairs throughout site. 

***10/1/21 Update***
The Surety received bids from prospective completion contractors on Thursday September 9th.   They are currently evaluating the bids.
Several steady burn lights were added to the barrels at the entrance to the Quail Ridge subdivision for better delineation of the entrance.

The Department’s CCEI is continuing with necessary pothole and silt fence repairs throughout site.

***10/8/21 Update***
The Surety received bids from prospective completion contractors on Thursday September 9th. They are currently in final negotiations with bidders. 
The Department’s CCEI is continuing with necessary pothole and silt fence repairs throughout site.  Continuing to maintain MOT devices as necessary.

***10/15/21 Update***
The Surety issued Notice of Intent to PCS (Pepper) on 10/14/21. 
The Department’s Consultant Engineering and Inspection team (CEI) is continuing with necessary pothole and silt fence repairs throughout site.  Continuing to maintain MOT devices as necessary.

Barrel lights have been installed and adjusted at Quail Ridge to enhance visual guidance. 


Q&A 
Question - Once the new Construction Contractor is chosen, how long will the new contractor be given to complete the roadwork on these projects?
The current allowable contract time will apply.  This time will be adjusted in accordance with the contract for allowable weather days and holidays.  If time on the contract has already expired, then Liquidated Damages may be assessed in accordance with the Contract Bond and Takeover Agreement.

Question - Will the new contractor be held to the same terms & contract as D.A.B.? 
The Surety will be responsible for meeting original contract requirements.

Question - How will emergencies and evacuations be handled?
The surety will be responsible for all contract obligations. The Department retains the responsibility to ensure the Surety meets their obligations.

Question - Who will maintain and be responsible for the jobsite until a completion contractor takes over?
The Surety is responsible.  The Department is responsible for ensuring the Surety meets their obligations.



For a copy of the current Road Resurfacing list, please contact Charles Leazott,
Engineering Operations Manager, Engineering Division 
Phone: (352) 527-5269 / Email: Charles.Leazott@citrusbocc.com