Project Description:
Florida Department of Transportation awarded a contract to EBS Engineering, Inc. as the prime consultant for the design of about 1-mile Section of the 6-lane urban highway for resurfacing. The project consists of milling and resurfacing of the deteriorating roadway including surveying, resurfacing, pavement making and signing, signalization, lighting, utilities coordination, sidewalk, etc.

Kick-Off Meeting, and Field Data Collection Phase:
The main tasks for this phase included site visits to evaluate and document site conditions and issues, supervision of surveyors to provide baseline survey and aerial mapping. Also the review of existing plans, accident report/safety study along with the proposed scope of work, and compared to the existing condition of the highway. Additional task included existing signs inventory, preparation of community awareness plan and conducting utility kick-off meeting.

Design Phase:
Preliminary tasks for this phase included preparation of typical section package, pavement marking and signing package, pavement marking and signing plans, and traffic control plans. Other initial design tasks included 3R report, LRE update/cost estimate. Internal quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) reviews were implemented at each step of the process to ensure delivery of high level product to the client. Additionally, the design package were submitted to FDOT after completion of initial engineering (30%). After preliminary review, the initial plans/reports were updated and developed to 60% completion and submitted for FDOT review. The same process was repeated for 90% completion review, and final submittal review with FDOT approval for each step with minimal comments and/or design issues

Final design plans were submitted as per FDOT Plans Preparation Manual within budget and on schedule. The plans were approved by FDOT and this project has entered into construction phase. FDOT electronic delivery was implemented for this project, and the final plans package also included permitting certifications, update cost estimate and specifications.