This design-build contract called for construction of a loop ramp and single-span bridge from westbound Eller Drive to southbound US 1, along with the widening of an existing bridge over Interstate 595. The bridge, founded on driven concrete piles and mechanically stabilized earth wall, was constructed with minimal impacts to the adjacent Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. Coordination with local utilities and the Federal Aviation Administration during the design ensured seamless construction.
During design, the project was enhanced by elongating the ramp geometry to reduce drainage concerns and fill requirement, and to mitigate utility conflicts and environmental concerns. Improving the geometry of the roadway and using temporary ramps during construction allowed for minimal effects on the traveling public. When adverse subsoil conditions and debrib were discovered, PCL resequenced the work to maintain the construction schedule.