Overview

The project consisted of the full reconstruction and widening of Beach Blvd from San Pablo Rd to Penman Rd, taking it from four lanes to six. This required replacing the existing drawbridge, constructed in the early 1940s, with 2,300 LF twin bridges at a 65-ft clearance to allow boat and vehicular traffic to both travel unimpeded. The project also included surcharge embankment, MSE wall construction, subsoil excavation, utility relocation, drainage, signalization upgrading, project signing, lighting, fore main and water main installation, and landscaping.

  • Location Duval County, Florida
  • Owner Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • Delivery Method Design-Bid-Build
  • Completion Year 2011
  • Contract Value $67.5 million

Awards

American Public Works Association, Northeast Florida

Project of the Year

2011

Project Highlights

  • 19,000 CY of structural concrete
  • 28,000 LF of concrete piling
  • 20,000 SF of MSE wall
  • 400,000 CY of excavation
  • 21,000 LF of concrete pipe & box culvert
  • 30,000 tons of asphalt
  • 24-inch concrete pile
  • Twin 2,300 LF bridges