GAI Team Accepts SASHTO Award for SR 600/US 92 Project

Daytona Beach, FL—On August 30, the Florida Department of Transportation District Five, in conjunction with the Design-Build Team of P&S Paving/Superior Construction (Prime Contractor Joint Venture) and GAI Consultants (GAI) (Prime Design Engineer), was presented with the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (SASHTO) 2016 Quality of Life & Community Development – Small Category Award for the State Road (SR) 600/US 92 Pedestrian Improvements project in Volusia County, FL.

Highlights/Key Facts

About the Project

  • The SR 600/US 92 Pedestrian Improvements project also received the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association’s 2016 Best in Construction Special Significance Award and the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers’ 2016 Outstanding Design-Build Project Award.
  • The project scope included upgrades to the Williamson Boulevard/SR 600 intersection, pedestrian signals, intelligent transportation systems, the enclosure of drainage conveyance, and amenity improvements throughout the 1.38-mile project limits.
  • A new 180-foot-long, 15-foot-wide pedestrian bridge was designed and constructed, opening for use in November 2015.
  • The project was completed under an accelerated schedule (420 days) in order to provide much-needed vehicle and pedestrian safety and operational improvements to this corridor prior to the 2016 event season at the Daytona International Speedway.
  • This high-profile safety project changed the character of the Daytona International Speedway corridor by creating a unique gateway and pedestrian-friendly destination for the City of Daytona Beach and Speedway patrons.
  • GAI served as the Prime Engineer on this $17-million project located in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Director of Engineering Ronald Hoogland, PE served as GAI’s Project Manager.

About the Award

  • The award was presented to FDOT District Five at the SASHTO Annual Meeting on August 30 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
  • 12 regional projects will compete for a national Grand Prize to be determined by a panel of transportation experts, and a People’s Choice Award to be determined by online public votes from September 7 – October 31, 2016.
  • The winners of the AASHTO Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award will be announced in Boston, MA on November 14, 2016 at AASHTO’s Annual Meeting.

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“A true design-build, this project’s success is a direct result of a great partnership between the Department, the design-build team, and the customers.”

Ron Hoogland, PE, Director of Engineering, GAI Consultants

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