BCC Engineering Merges with Heath & Lineback

The Project undertakes major additions and changes to the existing roadway system by adding express lanes, improving existing roadways, enhancing safety, adding capacity and mobility, and accommodating future light rail. The new bridge will be over 15,000 ft long, with 143-ft spans matching the pier locations of the 1990’s bridge, enhancing boater safety and aesthetics of the bridge structures. BCC’s Traffic Engineering Operations Department provided design and construction support service for Signing and Pavement Markings, Lighting and ITS.  Project signing includes new overhead sign structures to guide motorists through tolled express lanes and non-tolled I-275.  


The lighting system includes roadway and shared-use path lighting along the causeway and bridge section, aesthetic lighting on the primary and secondary aesthetic features of the Sails, and the navigation channel signal lighting.  Also the lighting for the District 7 ITS Sunguide RTMC control room was provided.  

ITS systems include bridge mounted ITS devices, express lane DMS signs, general use DMS, CCTV incident monitoring, MVDS detection systems, emergency access gates, generator backed power systems, redundant fiber backbone, weather monitoring systems, wrong way detection, and wet pavement warning systems.

I-275 Howard Frankland Bridge – TEO

The primary goal of this high-profile design-build project is to replace the existing northbound (1959) bridge to add capacity and alleviate traffic congestion on the most traveled bridge across the Tampa Bay. The new bridge will provide four general purpose lanes and two tolled express lanes in each direction.

Services Provided:

Highway Design
Transportation Structures
Traffic Engineering Operations
Water Resources


Florida Department of Transportation, District 7


Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, Florida


$865 Million (Design-Build Contract)