Work on Altamonte Springs Fire Station slated to open in 2020 is still underway – WFTV

Video: Work on the Altamonte Springs Fire Station slated to open in 2020 is still underway Work on an Altamonte Springs fire station scheduled to open in December 2020 is still ongoing. (Jeff Levkulich, WFTV.com)

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Work on an Altamonte Springs fire station slated to open in December 2020 is still ongoing.

The $4 million fire station, just off the SunRail station on Ronald Reagan Boulevard, has been 98% complete for months.

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The Seminole County Board of Commissioners terminated the contract with the contractor, APM Construction Corp. of New Smyrna Beach, citing COVID-19, supply and labor delays.

“This particular station has been under construction for quite a long time. It’s way overdue. We understand why we have to do what we do,” Commissioner Lee Constantine said.

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Another problem concerns the floor of the fire station. According to firefighters, they required a polished concrete floor in the contract, but at a meeting in December 2021 county employees noticed that a thick black epoxy had been applied to the floor. According to sources in the county, the ground was slippery.

When the county began investigating why the contractor had deviated from the original specifications, they said they learned that the original concrete pour contained too much water and could not maintain a hardness. sufficient to accept the polishing process. The county said they were never notified of the change.

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County officials say no more work has been done at Fire Station 11 by the contractor, and now that the contract has been terminated, they hope to complete the job with a new contractor.

“So there has been no impact on our response capabilities. As for when the station will be finished, I don’t have that information,” the fire department‘s fire chief said. of Seminole County, Matt McKinley.

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Channel 9 contacted APM Construction for their response, but received no response.

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