Road - I-95 Managed Express Lanes
Joint Venture Partner: FCC Construction, Inc.
Completion Date: 4/17/2010 - All Milestones Achieved - Over $6 million early completion bonuses.
- FTBA Best in Construction Design - Build Project Award 2010
- People's Choice Award by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (ASSHTO)
This Design/Build/Finance project consisted of converting the single HOV lane on I-95 into two high occupancy toll (HOT) managed lanes in each direction (Northbound and Southbound) by tapering the travel lanes from 12 feet to 11 feet from approximately South of the NW 32nd Street bridge to North of the SR 826 (Golden Glades) interchange, inclusive of the SR 112 Interchange. Due to the narrow passages for I-95 at the interchange with SR-112, considerable structural modifications were needed for the final configuration. The work scope consisted of the design and construction of all roadway and bridge elements, including jacking of existing bridges to higher elevations, relocation and/or strengthening of bridge pile caps, piers and pier caps, lane transitions, concrete pavement, pavement markings, drainage, retaining walls, traffic railings and landscape. The project also included modifications to existing signage, lighting, and installation of several of sign and toll gantry structures as part of the implementation of the Managed Lanes in both directions. Beyond the bridge and roadway components of this project, this innovative project employed tolling and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to manage the variably priced toll lanes which included dynamic message signs (DMS), closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras where necessary to include coverage of new DMS, microwave vehicle detection systems (MVDS), replacement of existing VDS with self calibrating microwave vehicle detection stations (MVDS), communications system and connectivity to the existing I-95 fiber optic. New toll equipment and toll equipment building(s) were designed and installed, inclusive of a toll equipment fiber optic communication platform using existing and proposed I-95 and SR 836 fiber infrastructure.
The entire Design Build Firm worked aggressively to accomplish this complicated and innovative project in multiple phases of implementation. MCM was committed to providing a quality project and meeting the Department's important schedule. MCM...delivered a high profile, innovative project to FDOT District 6 on time. The project has been a success and the 1-95 Express Lanes (Phase 1) will serve as a model for other communities looking to relieve congestion in an innovative fashion. David Tinder, PE, Sr. Project Manager, New Millenium Engineering, CE & for I-95 Express.