AtkinsRéalis takes on I-75 Interchange in Florida to Transform Traffic

AtkinsRéalis takes on I-75 Interchange in Florida to Transform Traffic

AtkinsRéalis takes on I-75 Interchange in Florida to Transform Traffic

AtkinsRéalis, a globally integrated professional services and project management powerhouse, has once again demonstrated its engineering prowess by securing a prestigious contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The contract, valued at $14 million over five years, tasks AtkinsRéalis with the comprehensive Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the critical Interstate 75 (I-75) Interchange at Fruitville Road in Sarasota County. This significant project aims to revolutionise traffic flow and enhance safety through the implementation of a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI).

AtkinsRéalis -A Trusted Partner in Infrastructure

“It’s extremely gratifying when AtkinsRéalis’ expertise is recognised by our longstanding clients,” remarked Steve Morriss, President of AtkinsRéalis’ U.S., Latin America, and Minerals & Metals divisions. “Earning their repeat business is an endorsement of our capabilities and strengthens our status as a premier professional services provider in our industry.”

With over a century of engineering and project management excellence, AtkinsRéalis has established itself as a trusted partner for government agencies and private sector clients alike.

The company’s robust portfolio and innovative approach ensure that projects are not only completed on time and within budget but also exceed client expectations in terms of quality and sustainability.

Enhancing Traffic Flow and Safety with DDI

The I-75/Fruitville Road project is a cornerstone of FDOT’s efforts to improve Florida’s transportation infrastructure. The new Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) is designed to streamline traffic, minimise wait times at signals, and enhance overall safety by eliminating left-turn movements.

This redesign is expected to significantly reduce potential conflict points, making the interchange safer for motorists.

Key aspects of the project include:

  • Realignment and Widening: I-75 will be realigned into its ultimate footprint, and 1.6 miles of Fruitville Road will be widened to accommodate increased traffic volumes.
  • Strategic Importance: I-75 is a vital part of FDOT’s Strategic Intermodal System and serves as a crucial hurricane evacuation route, underlining the importance of this project for regional safety and mobility.

A Comprehensive Approach to Project Management

Under the terms of the contract, AtkinsRéalis will function as FDOT’s representative, overseeing every facet of the project. This includes:

  • Project and Construction Management: Ensuring that the project stays on schedule and within budget while maintaining the highest standards of quality.
  • Design Phase Review: Providing critical feedback during the design phase to pre-emptively address potential issues.
  • Day-to-Day Management: Overseeing daily construction activities, ensuring compliance with project specifications, and managing on-site inspection and testing.
  • Coordination with Stakeholders: Engaging with government agencies and project stakeholders to ensure smooth project execution and minimal disruption to the public.

“Our experience delivering professional quality services and managing complex projects combined with the skills to identify potential issues early and provide practical and timely solutions to keep projects on schedule is why we are the partner of choice for DOTs across the US,” said Brad Dennard, Senior Vice President and DOT Business Unit Director US, Roads Global Market Lead, AtkinsRéalis. “We are honoured to help keep Florida moving forward.”

AtkinsRéalis’ Deep Roots in Florida

Florida has been a pivotal region for AtkinsRéalis’ operations since 1960. With 13 hub offices and over 1,000 professionals employed in the state, AtkinsRéalis’ footprint in Florida is substantial. This extensive presence allows the company to deploy global capabilities locally, delivering tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of Floridian infrastructure projects.

In addition to the I-75/Fruitville Road project, AtkinsRéalis is also providing CEI services for the reconstruction of the I-75/Colonial Boulevard into a DDI in Ft. Myers. These projects highlight the company’s commitment to leveraging its global expertise to address local challenges, ensuring that Florida’s transportation infrastructure remains robust and resilient.

A Legacy of Engineering Excellence

AtkinsRéalis’ rich history dates back to 1911, with the integration of long-standing organisations that have shaped the modern engineering landscape. Today, the company stands as a world leader in professional services and project management, dedicated to creating sustainable solutions that connect people, data, and technology.

Their mission is to transform the world’s infrastructure and energy systems through innovative and sustainable practices.

Key services provided by AtkinsRéalis include:

  • Consulting, Advisory & Environmental Services: Offering expert guidance on complex environmental and regulatory challenges.
  • Intelligent Networks & Cybersecurity: Ensuring that critical infrastructure is protected against emerging threats.
  • Design & Engineering: Delivering cutting-edge design and engineering solutions tailored to client needs.
  • Procurement & Construction Management: Managing the entire procurement process and overseeing construction activities to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Operations & Maintenance: Providing ongoing support to ensure that infrastructure assets remain in optimal condition.
  • Decommissioning & Capital Projects: Managing the safe and efficient decommissioning of outdated infrastructure and overseeing large-scale capital projects.

The I-75 Interchange project at Fruitville Road is a testament to AtkinsRéalis’ unparalleled expertise and commitment to enhancing infrastructure. Through innovative design, meticulous project management, and a focus on safety and efficiency, AtkinsRéalis is poised to deliver a project that will benefit the residents of Sarasota County and beyond.

With a century-long legacy of engineering excellence and a forward-thinking approach to infrastructure development, AtkinsRéalis continues to set the standard for professional services and project management on a global scale.

AtkinsRéalis takes on I-75 Interchange in Florida to Transform Traffic

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