I-595 Corridor Improvements

The I-595 Express Corridor Improvements is the largest transportation project ever contracted with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and is also FDOT’s first public-private partnership (P3) project and the first availability payment in the United States. The 10.5-mile corridor was widened and expanded from the I-75/Sawgrass Expressway interchange to the I-595/I-95 interchange. The $1.23-billion improvements included the addition of auxiliary lanes, bypass and braided ramps, collector-distributor roadways, and a tolled reversible express lanes system with a direct connection to Florida’s Turnpike. The reversible express lanes are tolled at varying rates throughout the day to provide for the continual free flow of traffic.

RS&H served as the owner’s representative and was responsible for a wide variety of services:

  • Development of project costs for financial model
  • Preliminary design
  • Coordination with legal and financial teams
  • Public involvement and outreach
  • Risk assessments and evaluations
  • Preparation of Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals
  • Development of evaluation criteria and scoring recommendations
  • Presentations to scorers based on factual finding of the evaluation of proposals
  • Negotiation support for contract execution
  • Review of design submittals
  • Release for construction plans
  • Design and management support throughout construction

Project Information

Location:
Broward County, Florida

Owner:
Florida Department of Transportation District 4

Client:
Florida Department of Transportation District 4

Delivery Method:
P3 Owner’s Representative

Construction Value:
$1.23 billion