Main features of the project include relocating Canal No. 40 and Canal No. 32E to accommodate widening to the west, realigning Kings Highway at the intersection with Okeechobee Road which will improve the existing connection with the Turnpike, replacing existing culverts/swales and installing a closed drainage system and retention ponds, installing a new highway lighting system, and upgrading signalization with vehicle detection devices and ITS cameras. Features of the new roadway will include: a 30‐foot wide median with Type E Curb and Gutter (22‐foot-wide raised plus two four‐foot-wide paved inside shoulders), 6.5‐foot-wide outside shoulders which will also serve as buffered bicycle lanes, a 12‐foot-wide shared-use path along the west side, and a 6‐foot-wide sidewalk along the east side.
Other key elements on the project included permitting, right-of-way acquisition, access management, traffic control during construction, and coordination with multiple projects by the District, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, the County, and ongoing development in the area. The project also required extensive coordination with South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for permitting and mitigation of wetland and wildlife impacts, and coordination with North St. Lucie River Water Control District (NSLRWCD) for permitting of the drainage system and relocation of the existing canal bordering the west side of the road.