Stantec to design £170m Turnpike road project in US

WCN Editorial Team 24 Jul 2019 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) has selected Stantec to design the reconstruction and capacity improvements for Florida’s Turnpike/ State Road (SR) 91 in Lake County.

Stantec’s design for the $212m (£170m) project will increase the number of lanes from four to eight and will allow for future express lane and electronic tolling operations, from the Minneola interchange north to US 27.

The 10-mile project is part of FTE’s phased plan to widen 37 miles of the Turnpike within Lake and Orange Counties to address traveler safety, mobility, travel time reliability and future demand for capacity in response to anticipated growth of population.

For the project, Stantec will design Turnpike widening, pavement restoration through milling and resurfacing, implementing all-electronic tolling capabilities, designing future dynamically priced express lanes, emergency shoulder utilisation, surveying, lighting and environmental services.

Stantec’s Orlando office will lead the project with statewide support from teams across Deerfield, Coral Gables, Tallahassee, and West Palm Beach. The project’s design is expected to be completed by January 2022.

Stantec New York Traffic and Revenue practice leader and senior principal Steven Abendschein said: “Over the last five years, we have seen a steady increase in the implementation of priced managed lanes across the country with demonstrated success in maintaining speed conditions and managing greater traffic volumes.

“There continues to be a tremendous opportunity for this tool in additional markets – particularly dense urban areas and growing mid-tier cities – to not only address roadway congestion, but also supplement infrastructure financing.”

In the past, Stantec supported FDOT in delivering the I-95 Express Lanes project Phase 1A and 1B, which transformed High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in Miami-Dade County to dynamically priced express lanes and has helped in launching a system of express lanes to support the region’s mobility needs in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Additional project work included widening and expansion of Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike from SR 874 to SR 836, the 595 Express in Broward County, the implementation of express lanes along I-95 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

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Image: Stantec to design road project in Florida. Photo: Courtesy of Free-Photos/Pixabay.

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