OHL wins $368m design-build BRT project in Florida

WCN Editorial Team 20 Oct 2020 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Construction firm OHL USA has been awarded a $368m design-build project to convert the South Corridor (South Dade Transitway) in Florida into a Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT).

Following the approval from the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, OHL USA has been awarded the project for Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW).

The South Corridor Rapid Transit is one of six rapid transit corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit Plan (SMART) and is the first to move forward towards the construction phase.

The project will stretch along 20 miles of an exclusive transit right–of–way between the SW 344th Street station and Dadeland South adjacent to US–1, Old Dixie Highway and Flagler Avenue. It connects five municipalities in South Florida.

The scope of the project will include the conversion of 14 BRT stations to Heavy Rail Transit (HRT), refurbishment of existing stations, two terminal stations (Dadeland South and SW344th Street Station) and improvement to the transitway corridor along 20 miles of exclusive transit right‐of‐way.

It will also include two FDOT safety improvement projects, SW 168th Street Park‐and‐Ride/Garage and DTPW Construction Project.

Furthermore, the project will improve travel time for customers. It will create a dedicated right-of-way and will also initiate pre-paid fare for quicker boarding, and enhanced safety.

OHL Building, a subsidiary of OHL USA, will also participate in the project. It will construct the SW 168th Street Park and Ride Garage. It will also supply architectural coordination services for the fit-outs of the stations.

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Rendering of the SW 112 Ave Street Station, South Dade Transitway, Miami. (Credit: OBRASCON HUARTE LAIN S.A.)

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