The project team provided an unmatched level of commitment, expertise, and experience crucial to the execution of this unique project in a condensed nine-month timeline. The entire team worked tirelessly to deliver this unique project and restore a vital transportation network to the city.
The Lesner Bridge is arguably Virginia Beach's signature bridge and boasts an average annual daily traffic (AADT) count of over 20,000 vehicles. The City of Virginia Beach set a goal to produce a bridge with a 100-year lifespan that incorporated new aesthetics and safety measures.
RS&H, as the prime CEI consultant, is providing Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for the widening of 5.5 miles of IH 45 between Houston and Galveston from six to eight interstate mainlanes and six lanes of frontage roads.
This innovative and cost-effective design-build project comprised the design and construction of 6.1 miles of roadway, including a limited access toll road and a non-tolled local road in Lake and Seminole Counties, Florida.
RS&H was tasked by environmental agencies to design the ends of the bridge to minimize impacts to coastal wetlands in order for the project to be permitted. We had the challenge of designing bridge bent locations to avoid a submerged aquatic vegetation area under part of the bridge.
RS&H was part of the consultant team that developed and analyzed alternatives for the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement. RS&H provided project management, bridge and structural design, roadway alternatives, hydrology, traffic, environmental assessment, and post-design services.
This project involved the complete reconstruction of I-4, including the construction of 144 new bridges, major upgrades to 15 urban interchanges, new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) within the FDOT right-of-way, and 21 miles of new tolled express lanes, two eastbound and two westbound.