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Corridor Design Consultant | FDOT District Four I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project

The Purpose:

The I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project includes the addition of tolled, reversible, ground-level express lanes to be known as 595 Express, serving express traffic to/from the I-75/Sawgrass Expressway from/to east of State Road 7, with a direct connection to Florida’s Turnpike. The project also involves implementation of express bus services within the I-595 corridor and improvements to the I-595/Florida’s Turnpike interchange.

The Project:

The limits of the project extend from the I-75/Sawgrass Expressway Interchange to the I-595/I-95 Interchange in central Broward County, and on Florida’s Turnpike from Peter’s Road to Griffin Road for a total project length of approximately 13 miles. FDOT decided to use a public-private partnership (P3) with I 595 Express, LLC, to advance the project improvements. The approximate $1.2 billion in design and construction improvements are being made under one contract. The project is a design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) long-term commitment for 35 years, with a total contract value of $1.814 billion (in today’s dollars). Benefits of a public-private partnership include an accelerated schedule that will provide improvements 15 years sooner than previously planned, provision of a finance mechanism for the project’s funding shortfall and improved efficiency of design and construction by combining all of the planned improvements into one project.

The Public:

In partnership with FDOT, Media Relations Group, LLC, is committed to continuing community outreach throughout the duration of the project. News releases, display ads, websites, newsletters, surveys, meetings, presentations and special events have been used as successful methods to solicit feedback and keep the public informed of project status and activities. MRG was responsible for developing the aesthetic “look” and logo for this project. MRG has also coordinated a series of noise workshops (7), public meetings (4) and elected official briefings (more than 20). MRG even arranged an Industry Forum that served as an introduction to the project for more than 500 people and companies interested in joining a public-private partnership. MRG continues to encourage public comment and participation in this important project. MRG currently provides a full-time Senior Public Information Officer at the project office, in addition to supporting all public information events related to construction.

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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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Design–Build Project Details

  • 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