Orlando, Fla. — On May 12, the Design-Build Team of P&S Paving/Superior Construction (Prime Contractor Joint Venture) and GAI Consultants (GAI) (Prime Design Engineer), in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation District Five, accepted the 2016 Outstanding Design-Build Project Award for the SR 600/US 92 Pedestrian Improvements project in Volusia County, Fla. The award was presented by the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE).

GAI served as the Prime Engineer on this $17-million project located in Daytona Beach, Fla. The project scope included upgrades to the Williamson Boulevard/SR 600 intersection, pedestrian signals, intelligent transportation systems, the enclosure of drainage conveyance, and amenity improvements throughout the 1.38-mile project limits. A new 180-foot-long, 15-foot-wide pedestrian bridge was designed and constructed, opening for use in November 2015.

The project was completed under an accelerated schedule (420 days) in order to provide much needed vehicle and pedestrian safety and operational improvements to this corridor prior to the 2016 event season at the Daytona International Speedway. This high-profile safety project changed the character of the Daytona International Speedway corridor by creating a unique gateway and pedestrian destination for the City of Daytona Beach and Speedway patrons.

Each year, FICE recognizes outstanding achievements by its member firms in accomplishing Florida transportation projects. Firms are nominated for awards in seven project categories and may be submitted by each of the seven FDOT Districts, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, and the Central Office. The FICE Outstanding Projects Awards Committee, comprised of FDOT and FICE representatives, selects a winner for each of the seven project categories.

GAI Director of Engineering Ronald Hoogland, P.E., accepted the Outstanding Design Build Project on behalf of the entire Design Build project team.