Florida’s I-4 project wins major award

Florida’s I-4 Ultimate highway project recently won a major award. The I-4 won the Best Transport Project award at the 2015 P3 Awards ceremony. Among entries, the US$2.3 billion highway project was recognised for its scale, complexity, and overall performance. Stretching through Orlando, the I-4 Ultimate project is a massive makeover of 33.6km of highway. It includes over a dozen reconstructed interchanges, 74 rebuilt bridges, 53 new bridges, and construction of four new express lanes. According to the P
Road Structures / December 15, 2015
key Florida highway link
A key Florida highway link has won a major transportation award - Image courtesy of the Florida Department of Transportation
Florida’s I-4 Ultimate highway project recently won a major award. The I-4 won the Best Transport Project award at the 2015 P3 Awards ceremony. Among entries, the US$2.3 billion highway project was recognised for its scale, complexity, and overall performance.

Stretching through Orlando, the I-4 Ultimate project is a massive makeover of 33.6km of highway. It includes over a dozen reconstructed interchanges, 74 rebuilt bridges, 53 new bridges, and construction of four new express lanes. According to the P3 Awards judges the project stood out from other applicants, “The project could be delivered 20 years sooner than if conventional procurement was considered.”

The award-winning project team consists of companies that design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the facility.  This includes a partnership between Florida DOT and I-4 Mobility Partners.

Within the I-4 Ultimate team are the pavement engineering specialists at The 5943 Transtec Group in Austin, Texas, who provided the pavement design. With the use of Transtec’s Alternative Technical Concepts (ATCs), contractors were able to accelerate the rate of pavement construction.

I-4 Ultimate includes a variety of other innovative benefits from Transtec’s pavement design such as better traffic flow, shorter travel times, increased safety, and the use of recycled and reused materials. This highway’s new efficiency will set a new standard for future Florida DOT highway projects, and potentially others across the Americas.
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