The overall project includes building a new four-lane elevated expressway from the Bayside Bridge and U.S. Highway 19 to Interstate 275.
Heading south from the Bayside Bridge, there will be a new flyover ramp to access a new tolled road. At St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), the access road will be reconfigured and shifted south toward a new overpass at Terminal Boulevard. A raised, four lane expressway will be built in the median of SR 686/Roosevelt Boulevard. This segment will run south to the planned SR 690 segment above 118th Avenue.
Traveling south along U.S. 19, there will be new flyover ramps and a new viaduct bridge above 118th Avenue from US 19 to I-275. This section will be designated as SR 690 and new interchange ramps will be reconstructed with express lanes to I-275.
There will also be express lanes along the median of I-275 from south of Gandy Boulevard to the Howard Frankland Bridge.
BCC Engineering’s continues its rapid growth with the addition of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as one of our newest and most dynamic lines of service. We welcome Erik Spillmann, PE and Arturo Espinosa, CCNP to our team of ITS experts.
With Erik and Arturo in our team, BCC’s services include ITS and communication system planning, design, construction management, integration and testing. We also specialize in technically complex projects ranging from single corridor signalization upgrades to county-wide Advanced Transportation Management Systems with Transportation Management Center (TMC) deployments.
“And we are now qualified in FDOT groups 6.3.3 and 6.3.4 (ITS).”
Please give Erik a call at 407.951.6444 or Arturo at 305.670.2350 for all your project’s ITS needs!
Sonia Martinez named recipient of 2016 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (August 25, 2016) – Sonia A. Martinez, Chief Financial Officer of BCC Engineering, Inc. a Miami, Florida based engineering firm, is named as the 2016 recipient of Zweig Group’s Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award.
When Martinez first joined BCC Engineering the firm was facing growth at a rapid rate. Martinez saw this as a temporary hurdle that would lead to the long term goal of revolutionizing the company. She was an integral part of transitioning the firm from what was a primarily transportation focused company of ten employees into a multidisciplinary firm with five offices throughout the state of Florida, consisting of over 140 employees to date. Martinez is recognized at her firm as a woman who defies convention, always pushing forward with the company’s best interest in mind. Throughout the last ten years of BCC’S growth, Martinez in turn grew with the company, not intimidated by project size or work load her self-sufficiency allowed the principals and engineers to design while she managed all contractual and financial related material company-wide. The ability to anticipate possible complications and create solutions before they occur is a distinguishing quality of The Queen – her nickname throughout the company.
In addition to her impressive professional accomplishments, during the peak of her firm’s growth, Martinez’s courage was tested when she was diagnosed with cancer. Finding refuge in her work during this time of tribulation proved her strength, ambition and commitment to the firm. Where most would throw in the towel, Sonia opted to challenge the status quo and fight this life-threatening disease. As a leader she has never allowed cancer to dictate her ability to perform her duties as Chief Financial Officer of BCC Engineering, Inc.
Laying the infrastructure of five offices throughout the state of Florida, expanding an administrative staff to new heights and managing all the firm’s financials, Sonia Martinez is the back-bone of BCC Engineering, she is the company’s strength and inspiration. In addition to being a vital asset to the organization, she is also a nurturing figure to count on. As the blood line of the firm, she flows within each employee providing reassurement and motivation regularly. Never giving in to life’s obstacles, Martinez sees every challenge as an opportunity to prevail. Martinez’s ability to take on numerous roles, from a mother of three to an efficacious business woman all while simultaneously battling cancer gives you a glimpse of Sonia Martinez, BCC Engineering’s courageous leader.
The award is inspired by Jerry Allen, the innovative and inspirational leader that lead Fort Worth based Carter & Burgess (now Jacobs) through a period of extraordinary growth. Under Allen’s direction, the company grew from 200 employees and $17 million in revenue in 1988, to 2,300 employees and $381 million in revenue by 2002. Allen, who was an incredible athlete and in fantastic physical condition most of his life, was struck down by colon cancer at age 62. Allen was an important mentor to Zweig Group founder and CEO, Mark C. Zweig, who developed this award in his honor. The Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award is given each year to someone working in an architecture, engineering, planning or environmental firm who has demonstrated in a unique way, personal courage in their actions that have impacted their firm in extraordinary ways.
After 3 years in construction, we are happy to announce that the roadways leading into MIA have been completed. This project, which “flip-flopped” the configuration of Perimeter Road placing it under the inbound and outbound movements of Central Boulevard, has considerably improved traffic operations and greatly enhanced mobility for vehicular traffic. We are proud of the partnership we forged with the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, the Florida Department of Transportation, and Miami International Airport.
On February, 9th, 2015, BCC Engineering participated in the final segmental installation of the Palmetto 826/836 project. This celebration consisted of contractors, designers, engineers and installers of the project. Everyone present was able to sign the last segment in order to commemorate the event. BCC Engineering is the Prime Designer for the contract and was responsible for all design, project management, and coordination efforts. BCC developed the roadway geometry, final plans and led the structures concept design for 47 bridges. Additionally, BCC provided the final design for 22 bridges, traffic operations plans, miscellaneous structures, coordination, and structures oversight/peer review.