I-595 PD&E Study

Interstate 595 (SR 862) is the only east-west corridor in the heavily urbanized Southeast Florida region, linking Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, I-95, Florida’s Turnpike, and I-75. Increasing traffic volumes and congestion required improvements to the corridor that would ensure sufficient capacity to accommodate the region’s continued growth. In 2006, RS&H conducted a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to investigate improvements to east-west travel operations, capacity, and safety along 12 miles of the corridor.

RS&H developed the study in conjunction with several diverse interests in mind, including the surrounding municipalities and counties, local water management district, toll authority, and rail service. The team also considered other current and future projects in the region, as well as ensured nearby pristine wetlands adjacent to the corridor were protected from encroachment by the new or reconstructed corridor features.

The PD&E Study led to the selection of an ultimate system alternative that included a transit component, elevated reversible lanes, braided ramps and auxiliary lanes, a continuous connection for SR 84, and interchange improvements/upgrades along the corridor. Phasing of the corridor resulted in the development of 15 separate projects ready for design.

Project Information

Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, Florida

Florida Department of Transportation, District Four

Notable Awards:
Exemplary Project Management Award for Consulting Engineering Company
Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE)/FDOT, 2007

Davis Productivity Award: Cost Saving Construction Planning
I-595 Value Engineering Team – State of Florida, Florida Tax Watch and Florida Council of 100, 2006

National Value Engineering Award for Most Value Added Proposal-Project Delivery
American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), 2005

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