Palm Beach County retained Erdman Anthony for professional engineering and surveying services required in connection with the reconstruction of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, from Southern Boulevard/SR 80 to the canal south of Okeechobee Boulevard, which is a distance of approximately 1.4 miles.
The key aspect of this project was the determination of a drainage pond’s location and concept. It was determined that a single large pond was the only viable option due to existing developments adjacent to the project corridor.
Erdman Anthony prepared a pond-siting report that looked extensively at the cost associated with alternate pond locations. In addition to the pond site being a determining factor in the drainage design, the project corridor traversed three separate drainage districts, which required close coordination for the issuance of permits.
The south terminus of the project required the expansion of the state-road intersection connecting to the county facility. Extensive permit involvement, including a provision for separate water-quality attenuation, was required for the expanded intersection.