Project: Gandy Boulevard from West of 9th Street north to East of 4th Street North – Design-Build
Client: FDOT District 7
Cost: $83 Million
Location: Pinellas County, Florida
Description: Gandy Blvd (SR 694) is an east/west urban principal arterial in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. It is part of the National Highway System and Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS), and is a designated hurricane evacuation route. The primary objective of this project is to improve east/west traffic flow through the design and reconstruction of Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas County from east of I-275 to east of 4th Street North to provide a 4 to 6-lane controlled access facility. Improvements include grade-separated interchanges, frontage roads, the replacement of the existing box culvert on 4th Street North at Tinney Creek, new drainage and sidewalks, as well as other work.
Structural improvements included 6 new bridge structures consisting of twin single span FIB bridges, twin eight span FIB bridges, and twin two span curved continuous steel plate girder bridges. The steel bridges are supported by a severely skewed continuous 2 span integral steel straddle cap.
BCC Engineering is the prime designer for this project. The de Moya Group is a joint venture contractor on this project.