Emergency Repairs which restored vehicular access to Ft Myers Beach, via Bonita Springs, in unprecedented time and ahead of schedule. Fort Myers Beach Emergency Access work via Bonita Springs consisted of repair to four separate bridges. Work included the jacking and resetting of existing beams that had been displaced as a result of storm surge, replacement of bearing pads, scour repairs to reset and ensure integrity of existing bridge piling, reconstruction of approach slabs, structural grouting of the existing bridge abutments and approaches and new slope protection.
Work also included MOT, guardrail, signing, asphalt paving and roadway striping to ensure functionality and safety. Work was completed in four (4) days, ahead of schedule. Prior to completion of the work, the only access was via the very congested Matanzas Pass Bridge to the north.
Emergency Repairs which restored vehicular access to Pine Island in unprecedented time and ahead of schedule. Pine Island emergency work to restore access included full demolition and reconstruction of the approach slabs at the Matlacha Pass and Pine Island Bridges requiring placement of 325 loads of fill in the first 8 hours (one load every 90 seconds), reinstatement of the critical roadway slope and bridge end bent erosion protection systems, and Maintenance of Traffic (MOT), guardrail, signing, asphalt paving and roadway striping to ensure functionality and safety.
Work was completed in three (3) days, ahead of schedule. Prior to completion of the work, the only access was via air or water.
JV Partners: Community Asphalt Corp. & Condotte America, Inc.
Design Partners: BCC Engineering, Inc. & Stantec
FICE Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award
American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) Bridge Award of Excellence
The SR 826 / SR 836 Interchange is the second largest highway project in Florida. It is a four level interchange in the heart of Miami-Dade County adjacent to the Miami International Airport and includes reconstruction of approximately 2 miles of SR 826 and 3 miles of SR 836 to provide 5 lanes in each direction. The project also includes the introduction of EBCD and WBCD roads along SR 836, as well as the construction of 47 new bridges, including 4 segmental bridges.
The de Moya Group is a JV partner on the project with a contract amount of $190 million and is directly responsible for the construction of 21 bridges, 2 million cubic yards of embankment and the paving of SR 826 and SR 836. Four of the 21 bridges are over water and two are over the CSX Railroad. The de Moya Group has also established a casting yard on site and is fabricating all beams, piles, barrier walls and MSE wall panels for the project.
Procurement consisted of an alternate bid process with 5 bid alternates. The de Moya JV Team was the only team that provided the Department with the ultimate project (Alternate #1) and was given the highest technical score on their proposal.
Project challenges include coordination with Miami International Airport, three active rail lines and the relocation of the north line canal through the heart of the interchange.
Scope items include an extensive ITS program for the interchange, more than 80 sign structures and DMS gantries, and 4 million cubic yards of embankment.
An innovative MOT design reduced long term movement closures permitted by the RFP from 1,365 days to 30 days and eliminated 98% of the planned closures.
BCC Engineering is the prime design firm responsible for all project design management and coordination efforts. BCC developed the roadway geometry and final plans, led the structures concept design for the 47 bridges, and provided final design for 22 bridges, traffic operations plans and miscellaneous structures.
C3TS is a major design partner on the project responsible for over $200 million in improvements. They serve as the Engineer of Record for the Maintenance of Traffic plans for the four (4) level interchange, which handles over 400,000 vehicles per day. C3TS is also responsible for the design of over 3 miles of SR 836 as well as all of the major arterial work, 22 bridges and corridor-wide pavement design.
HEFT (Turnpike Extension) from Eureka Drive t Killian Parkway
Contract Type: Design-Build
Contract Amount: $143 Million
Location: Miami-Dade County, Florida
Client: Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE)
Design Partners: BCC (Prime), Stantec
This project provides for the implementation of express lanes along this segment of the HEFT, as well as for the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) to incorporate a major extension of SR 874 through the heart of the HEFT/SR 874 interchange.
Major scopes of work include roadway widening and construction, drainage, MOT, bridge widenings, utility and rail (CSX) coordination, architecture and site civil works, ITS, tolls, and noise walls. Constructing these improvements together via the design-build procurement method provides significant economic and time benefits as well as minimizes construction impacts to FTE and MDX customers.
Improvements to this 14 mile section of I-4 consist primarily of outside widening to provide a 6-lane typical section. All lanes will slope towards the outside with a 68 foot median envelope provided for a future High Speed Rail (HSR) Corridor. The project also includes three new wildlife crossings, replacement of the I-4 bridges over the Tomoka River, reconstruction of the US 92/ I-4 Ramp “A” flyover and reconstruction of the westbound US 92 to westbound I-4 flyover ramp.
The de Moya JV Team developed 17 design innovations focused on providing the best value to the Department for this project and received the highest technical score for their approach.
Fourteen miles of widening and reconstruction with concrete pavement utilized for the final wearing surface.
New flyover ramps for the I-4/ US 92 interchange.
The JV Team’s design for the geometric alignment of the US 92/ I-4 Ramp “A” flyover provides a 60 mph design speed while reducing the overall bridge length and offers a virtually maintenance free concrete superstructure.
The de Moya Group developed a strong logistical plan to handle the importing of materials to the site safely and effectively.
An FDOT certified concrete plant will be set up on site for the concrete paving operations. The concrete plant will be capable of producing over 120 cubic yards per hour.
The project lies within a highly environmentally sensitive area with extensive impacts to wetlands. The JV Team’s design approach minimizes impacts to these areas and maximizes the use of upland areas for improvements.
Key scopes of work on the project include: 1,500,000 cubic yards of embankment (115,000 dump truck loads), 230,000 cubic yards of structural concrete (23,000 concrete trucks) and 150,000 tons of asphalt (7,000 dump truck loads).
The JV Team reduced the project schedule by nearly one year, from 1260 days proposed to 900 days.
The project was completed 167 days early, achieved a Contractor Past Performance Rating (CPPR) of 106 and was awarded the 2012 FTBA Best in Construction Award (Design-Build).
The SR 826 / SR 874 project is considered Section 2 of FDOT’s 12-part Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) Improvement Program. The project involves the widening and reconstruction of SR 826 and the reconstruction of SR 874, provision of new CD roads, two Service Interchanges (SW 56th Street & SW 40th Street), one System to System Interchange (SR 826 / SR 874) and eight bridge structures, including four Cat 2 major bridges.
During the selection process, the technical proposal submitted by the de Moya JV received the highest technical score and provided a $53 million savings to the FDOT, while at the same time improving traffic operations. Their innovative approach entailed multiple bridges, side by side, with eight bridges proposed that were 22 lanes wide and not an inch of right-of-way to spare. The de Moya Group is a JV Partner on the project and is directly responsible for over $110 million of the contract work.
The project was completed 167 days early with a Final Contractor Performance Rating (CPPR) of 106. The project has also earned the 2012 FTBA Best in Construction Award (Design-Build).
The project includes 8 new bridge structures with a total deck area of almost 200,000 square feet.
Four of the structures are major steel bridges consisting of continuous steel plate girder superstructures with span lengths of up to 250 feet and skews of 60°.
Deck pours were extremely complicated due to skews and super-elevated transitions on the bridge.
Extremely complex interchange in a constrained area with up to 22 lanes of traffic stretching from right-of-way line to right-of-way line.
A complex Traffic Control Plan with intricate phasing was implemented to build the ultimate section of up to 22 lanes separated by 10 barrier walls using the entire available right-of-way.
The project includes over 260,000 square feet of MSE wall with heights up to 35 feet, temporary critical walls, overhead sign structures (span and cantilever), bridge mounted sign structures, and mast arm structures for new signals.
Work also includes 500,000 cubic yards of embankment and 130,000 tons of asphalt.
BCC Engineering is the Prime Designer for this Design-Build project and is responsible for design project management, roadway and structure plans, and Maintenance of Traffic.
The JV Team reduced the anticipated FDOT contract schedule by 850 calendar days.
Gandy Blvd from West of 9th Street East to East of 4th Street North
Contract Type: Design-Build
Contract Amount: $83 million
Location: Pinellas County
Client: FDOT District 7
JV Partner: Condotte America, Inc.
Design Partner: BCC (Prime)
Gandy Blvd (SR 694) is an east/west urban principal arterial in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. It is part of the National Highway System and Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS), and is a designated hurricane evacuation route. The primary objective of this project is to improve east/west traffic flow through the design and reconstruction of Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas County from east of I-275 to east of 4th Street North to provide a 4 to 6-lane controlled access facility.
Improvements include grade-separated interchanges, frontage roads, the replacement of the existing box culvert on 4th Street North at Tinney Creek, new drainage and sidewalks, as well as other work.
I-75 Widening from North of SR 80 to South of SR 78
Contract Type: Design-Build-Finance
Contract Amount: $72 million
Location: Lee County, Florida
Client: FDOT District One
JV Partner: Leware Construction Company, Inc.
Design Partners: Stantec (Prime), HDR
TBA/FDOT Best in Construction (Major Bridge)
FICE Outstanding Bridge Project
#3 Bridge in North America (Roads & Bridges Magazine Top 10 Bridges)
National ABC Project Award (Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems)
The project will provide two (2) additional lanes in each direction of I-75 within the existing median for a distance of approximately 1.6 miles between the SR 80 interchange and the SR 78 interchange in Lee County, Florida. The project includes the widening of four (4) pairs of bridges and is surrounded by environmentally sensitive wetlands, navigable waterways, creeks and marsh.
At the heart of the project is the widening of the 3,900 foot I-75 over Caloosahatchee River Bridges.
These bridges are high-level fixed structures over a major navigable waterway and require heavy construction activities within an environmentally sensitive area, including protection of manatees and small tooth sawfish habitat. Use of special top-down construction methods are required as well as close coordination with various regulatory agencies regarding impacts to wetlands and threatened species. Construction is on-going.
JV Partner: New Millenium Design Consultants, Inc.
Completed: July 2011
The project was completed 126 days ahead of schedule, achieved a final Contractor Past Performance Rating (CPPR) of 106, and received the 2012 FTBA Best in Construction Award (Major Bridge).
The project includes a one-mile viaduct over NW 25th Street, DERM drainage canal and four active rail lines. It is a major bridge project and includes twin 28-span viaduct structures and two ramp bridges. Design-Build specifications were implemented after the de Moya Group submitted a value added proposal to the Department to bring the project under the maximum bid price.
Work included 130 individual deck pours over the 67 bridge spans.
Complex bridge construction with a combination of concrete pier caps and structural steel straddle caps with weights up to 400,000 lbs.
Complex construction sequences to minimize impacts to traffic on NW 25th Street and railroad operations while building the massive structure overhead.
Construction activities included MSE walls, straddle bents, piles and pile cap foundations, an anchored bulkhead wall, and 14-foot diameter culverts.
The de Moya Group provided a proactive management team that resolved all constructability issues prior to affecting the project schedule.
Required a total of 139 mass concrete pours.
Existing utilities were avoided while building pile foundations, underground drainage system, water mains, force mains, and gravity sewer lines.
Construction of seven large diameter culverts (up to 14 foot in diameter).
The project received the 2011 ASCE Project of the Year Award (Miami-Dade County) and the 2012 FTBA Best in Construction Award (Major Bridge).