2013 Top 10 Roads - No. 9

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Project: I-95 widening From Fiske BLVd. to Palm Bay Road


Location: Brevard County, Fla.


Cost: $197 million


Length: 18 miles


Designer: Jacobs Engineering Group


Contractors: Community Asphalt/Jacobs


Owner: Florida DOT, District 5

 

The nation’s largest highway along the east coast is going to have a much bigger waist line. The route is expanding from four lanes to six in order to accommodate traffic and a major evacuation route. Two bridge replacements at Wickham Road and U.S. 192 were constructed in two phases instead of three. To help minimize traffic delays, the structure subcontractor developed a temporary fast and secure shoring method, which prevented the support beams from falling off the beam seats until they were locked in place.

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