This Design-Build Project included the “HOT” (High Occupancy Toll) lane conversion, plus two new Express Lanes from the Golden Glades Interchange to South of Broward Boulevard, which is approximately 15 miles and spans two Districts. Phase two tied into phase one at the Golden Glades interchange and was operated with the same dynamically priced toll signs and ITS devices monitored from the Traffic Management Centers. As in phase one, the combination of multiple disciplines and experience needed for this type of project made it a challenge for the project team. Phase two implemented two newly tolled segments in both directions. To incorporate the new facility, gantries (17 truss and 61 cantilever signs) and toll hub buildings were also installed.
BCC personnel were responsible for coordination efforts from months before the NTP to months after the project was completed. Responsibilities included coordination amongst numerous stakeholders and public agencies, management of the design submittal and review process, construction management, schedule analysis, materials testing and certification, project reports, ITS and Toll Systems testing, shop drawing and RFI reviews and certification of monthly payments to the Design-Build Firm. In summary, BCC personnel provided their clients with comprehensive CEI services resulting in the successful completion of a complex project on time and within budget.