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Construction | FDOT District Six Palmetto Expressway Expansion/Okeechobee Road Reconstruction Public Information Contract)

The Purpose:

The Palmetto Expressway Expansion/Okeechobee Road Reconstruction Public Information Contract was awarded in order to provide ongoing comprehensive public information for all projects related to the Palmetto Expressway Expansion Project as well as the Okeechobee Road Reconstruction.

The Project:

The Palmetto Expressway project included the expansion of the Palmetto Expressway adding a new lane to the Palmetto Expressway mainline going in both directions and the reconstruction of all existing bridges at several interchanges. It also included those projects that were in the design phase. The improvements for the Okeechobee Road project consisted of widening the road from the Palmetto Expressway to LeJeune Road from four to six lanes and adding a new landscaped median, new drainage, new traffic signals and lighting and additional landscaping along the canal. It also included preparation for the Okeechobee Road Depressed Section Design Build.

The Public:

Media Relations Group, LLC, worked as a subconsultant to The Metec Group on this project from 2001 to 2005. We developed Community Awareness Plans for the Palmetto Expressway projects that were under the Design phase. MRG organized and executed public information meetings targeting affected residents and businesses. This was a very successful proactive campaign including elected official briefings, meetings with affected homeowners and businesses, and providing constant communication with FDOT through the public involvement telephone number. For both projects, MRG developed and implemented the necessary strategies for a widespread multilingual, multicultural media and community relations program by writing, designing, printing and publishing bilingual flyers, newsletters and advertising. MRG’s principal Alicia Gonzalez served as the Okeechobee Road Reconstruction Project Construction Public Information Officer and eventually as the Project Manager of this contract at the request of the District Six Public Information Officer.

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Firm Accomplishments in Florida

  • 1st RADS Installation Project
  • 1st Ramp Signaling Project
  • HAWK Beacon (First HAWK beacon system in South Florida)
  • 1st Managed Lane System Project
  • 30+ PD&E Projects
  • 50+ Design and Construction Projects

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  • SR 826/SR 836 Interchange
  • City of North Bay Village
  • I–595 Express Corridor Improvements
  • I–95 Express, Phase 2
  • I–95 Express Managed Lanes, Phase 1
  • Florida's Turnpike All Electronic Tolling, Phases 1 and 2
  • SW 127th Avenue Design/Build
  • SR 5/US–1 Jupiter Bridges
  • SR 9/I–95 Design Build (Indian River County)
  • US 1 ITS
  • Government Cut Utilities Relocation
  • ATMS Installation in Central Broward
  • Bridges of the Isles Design Build Criteria Package

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MPO Project Details

  • Miami-Dade County MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update
  • Miami-Dade County MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan 2030 Update
  • Miami-Dade County General Planning Consultant Contracts
  • Broward County MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035 Update
  • FDOT District Six Districtwide Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Services Liaison Contract

Municipal Outreach Project Details

  • Miami-Dade County MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update
  • Miami-Dade County MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan 2030 Update
  • Miami-Dade County General Planning Consultant Contracts
  • Broward County MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035 Update
  • FDOT District Six Districtwide Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Services Liaison Contract