Project Description

Project Details

Description Transportation
Location Manatee and Pinellas counties, FL
Client David Nelson Construction Company
Owner Florida Department of Transportation


Chad H. Critcher, PE, CFM, DBIA

James W. Hullett, Jr.

Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas

RS&H is serving as the lead designer for the Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas design-build project in Tampa, Florida. The project includes design and reconstruction of the Manatee and Pinellas County Rest Area sites, which will be located at the north and south ends of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. It also entails west-side seawall cap repair and implementation of erosion protection measures, and east-side seawall and grading improvements adjacent to the intelligent transportation system (ITS) maintenance building. The scope of work further encompasses the reconstruction of two FDOT standard small rest area facility buildings, each including a security office, vending areas, a maintenance office, 17 picnic pavilions (nine in Pinellas County and eight in Manatee County), and dog walk enhancements.