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First Coast Expressway (FCX)

RS&H performed preparatory construction oversight for this public-private-partnership contract as Construction Task Leader for the Florida Department of Transportation District 2. RS&H's responsibilities included preparing and writing the construction RFP and specifications to be utilized on the projects. The FCOB will serve as a system connector between I-10 and I-95, extending 46 miles around the southwest and southern portions of the First Coast area. The new four-lane divided toll road will include 13 new interchanges and a major bridge crossing over the St. Johns River. After a reevaluation of traffic projections along the corridor, FDOT decided to advance a 14-mile section of the project using the design-build (DB) delivery method, with project financing being accomplished under partnership with Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.

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Kissimmee Park Road Interchange

RS&H performed CEI services for the Kissimmee Park Road Interchange which included a new two-span bridge over the Turnpike with tolled ramps implementing SunPass-only technology. This project overcame several challenges including foundation pile problems and complex construction phasing. A corrective procedure was implemented to restore pile integrity while saving time. Revised project phasing was necessary to allow a functional tie-in with an adjacent construction project and allowed early opening of interchange ramps. Diligent correspondence with a sole source fabricator of toll collection gantry systems helped avoid installation delays. The SunPass Only ramps (NB & SB) included construction of new aluminum gantries and equipment buildings.

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Manor Expressway Phase II

RS&H is performing CEI services on Phase II of the Manor Expressway Project. This is a Public-Private-Partnership (P3) project which includes completion of the Manor Expressway Project from Phase I at the US 183 interchange to the eastern limits east of SH 130. Three tolled mainlanes and three lane non-tolled frontage roads will be constructed in each direction as well as all associated ramps, auxiliary lanes, toll gantries, and ramp gantries. The project also provides grade-separated intersections at Tuscany Way and Springdale Road so that users of the direct connectors constructed as part of Phase I can bypass the existing signals at those intersections. These two grade-separated intersections will provide for a minimum of two tolled lanes of travel and two-lane non-tolled frontage roads in each direction.

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SR 91 at Lake Worth Road Interchange

RS&H performed CEI on the construction of a new toll plaza facility to service southbound on and off ramps at Lake Worth Road and the Florida Turnpike. Toll plaza construction included new recorder room, generator building, plaza canopy, and ITS, CATV, COMM, and general service components.  Major operations included the construction of new SB on and SB off ramps, the relocation of the E-2W canal around the proposed ramps, widening of the SB Mainline Bridge over Lake Worth Road and installing new MSE Walls and Type V AASHTO Beam girders. Unique features of the project included the installation of 100- foot deep, 84-inch diameter drilled shaft foundations and the Electronic Logging Format pilot project for tracking earthwork densities.

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SunPass Challenge: North System

In 2002, the Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) desired necessary improvements to support higher SunPass usage system-wide throughout the state. SunPass is Florida’s electronic tolling system that automatically deducts the toll charge from a driver’s prepaid account through a transponder as the car passes through the lanes. To meet the higher usage goals, the FTE proposed to increase the number of SunPass-only lanes from 100 to 200 and double the percentage of SunPass transactions from 25 percent to 50 percent.

RS&H assisted the FTE with this expedited initiative, providing construction, engineering, and inspection services on six SunPass-only conversion projects in the northern system, located in Orange, Lake, Osceola, and Seminole counties and new construction of a SunPass Only Ramp (SOR) located at MP 255, an interchange the Kissimmee/Orlando area. The project involved modifying and upgrading existing toll plazas to add dedicated SunPass lane. Our team worked closely with Toll Operations and subcontractors for seamless installation of toll equipment and expedited the opening of facilities. Projects were completed on-time and on-budget and included:

  • The Three Lakes Mainline Barrier Plaza – Converted four existing lanes to E-Pass Only lanes
  • The Orlando South Ramp Plaza – Added two structures and widened the ramps in each direction to convert to Sunpass Only lanes at US17/92/441
  • Consulate Drive Ramp Plaza – This newly constructed ramp included the construction of a SunPass only overhead gantry structure

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SunPass Challenge: Seminole Expressway

In 2002, the Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) desired necessary improvements to support higher SunPass usage system-wide throughout the state. SunPass is Florida’s electronic tolling system that automatically deducts the toll charge from a driver’s prepaid account through a transponder as the car passes through the lanes. To meet the higher usage goals, the FTE proposed to increase the number of SunPass-only lanes from 100 to 200 and double the percentage of SunPass transactions from 25 percent to 50 percent.

RS&H assisted the FTE with this initiative, providing construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services on a 6.8-mile section of SR 408, which included six new bridges and the Lake Jesup Mainline Toll Plaza with two SunPass Only lanes. The projects also included the milling, resurfacing, and widening of the Seminole Expressway (SR 417). Projects were completed on-time and on-budget.

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