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Built in 1929, the railroad bridge carrying an active CSXT Railroad line over Lafayette Street in Tallahassee, Florida, cleared all vehicle lanes but did not account for the safe passage of pedestrians. To increase safety, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) constructed a 55-foot-long, 12-foot-diameter pedestrian tunnel, which completes the sidewalk along Lafayette Street, as well as provides safe passage between office buildings west of the bridge and residential/retail areas to the east. RS&H provided construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services for the project.
The project had a limited staging area for equipment and materials and included strict lane closure limitations. Lafayette Street had to remain open during morning and evening rush hours, along with all Florida State University and Florida A&M University home football games.
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The project was completed under budget and under contract time.
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Florida Department of Transportation, District Three