PCL provided a new primary interchange that serves as the gateway into the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It features seven precast balanced cantilever concrete segmental bridges, as well as several concrete girder access ramps that tie into the departure level. By using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques such as balanced cantilever, PCL maintained high traffic levels during the project while constructing eight new bridges varying in width from one to six lanes and with no traffic interruptions on US1 or on the four active railway tracks below. This project also included demolition of three old segmental bridges.
Coordination with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) was critical, as the project team was responsible for daily meetings, as well as weekly and monthly construction reports with this group. PCL worked closely with all parties to ensure no disruptions to the airport or to the traveling public, and the team met all small business and minority goals pertaining to this project.
To enhance innovation, this project was delivered under the design-build delivery model. Under this umbrella, PCL provided the client more than $1 million in savings by using a simplified alignment that both streamlined traffic flow and reduced scope. The client also awarded PCL an unprecedented 100% technical proposal score.
DBIA Transportation Excellence Award - Transportation over $15M - Design-Build Institute of America
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