Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) has been selected by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise to provide design services to widen over nine miles of the Sawgrass Expressway in South Florida, from six to ten lanes, incorporating two express lanes in each direction of traffic. Jacobs will also design the reconstruction and rehabilitation of three interchanges, a project with an estimated construction value of $125 million, according to Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.
The project objectives are to add capacity, improve travel time reliability, enhance safety and provide long-term mobility options for commuters and visitors in South Florida. Operational, capacity and safety enhancements at the interchanges include designing diamond and diverging diamond interchanges (DDIs).
“Jacobs has served as the operations and maintenance consultant to Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise for 25 years,” said Jacobs President Buildings & Infrastructure Bob Pragada. “By combining past experience with our interchange design expertise, our goal is to assist Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise in fulfilling its pledge to provide high value transportation options to its patrons while meeting and exceeding project objectives.”