2013 Top 10 Roads - No. 9

Nov. 2, 2013

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.