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Design–Build | FDOT District Six State Road (SR) 826 (Palmetto Expressway)/SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) Interchange Reconstruction Project

The Purpose:

This project (also known as Section 5) is the final and largest section of the 12-part Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) Improvement Program, which consists of major construction along a 16-mile corridor. The Interchange, used by over 430,000 motorists daily, is being reconstructed to enhance safety, increase capacity and increase efficiency for the drivers using the Interchange.

The Project:

Capacity improvements include reconstruction and widening along both SR 826 and SR 836, construction of a four-level interchange as well as the reconstruction/modification of the Flagler Street at SR 826 interchange and the Milam Dairy Road/NW 72 Avenue at SR 836 interchange. Construction of new connections between SR 826 and SR 836 will take place in all directions, allowing drivers direct access and reducing travel times.

The Public:

Media Relations Group, LLC, coordinated an extensive public information program to ensure motorists and interested parties were informed during the Construction process. A branded image and message (“Connecting Communities”) was developed for the project and is included in all collateral materials including fact sheets, construction updates, presentations, posters and a media kit (in hard copy and electronic format). MRG also led marketing campaign that included newspaper and radio advertisements, e-blasts and other outreach tools to highlight major milestones throughout the construction period. A full-time bilingual Public Information Specialist (PIS) was assigned to this project to address the concerns of the South Florida community and an interactive, bilingual website was built to provide real-time updates of construction activities and news alerts on the project. A project field office is maintained for any public inquiries, and two successful Open House public meetings have been held. MRG was a key part of the team that led the successful Project Dedication Ceremony with former Florida Governor, Charlie Crist.

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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

PD&E Project Details

Design Project Details

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

Construction Project Details

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PI & Education Project Details

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