This FDOT District 6 Tamiami Trail Modifications project constructed a 1 mile, two-lane bridge and reinforcement of 9.7 miles of the road embankment (road approaches to the bridge) on Tamiami Trail, due west of the City of Miami in South Florida. The project is a key component in the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park project, that allows increased water flow into Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. Other improvement benefits include protection against coastal salt water, intrusion into the drinking water aquifer; habitat improvements for fish, wading birds, alligators and other endangered species; reduction of roadway incidents resulting in higher mortality for mammals and reptiles; reduction in fires resulting in tree islands and soil loss and improvements to park recreational activities.
Tamiami Trail modifications are a major component in the ENP Modified Water Delivery project, which allows increased water flow to the ENP and Florida Bay. Other important improvements include protection against coastal salt water, its intrusion into the drinking water aquifer; habitat improvements for fish, swimming birds, alligators and other endangered species; reduction of traffic accidents that result in increased mortality of mammals and reptiles; reduction in fires resulting in islands of trees and loss of land, and improvements to recreational park activities.
Our services included issue coordination with the Engineering division (during design) and Resident Engineer’s Office (during construction) of the USACE Jacksonville District; progress documentation, as well as intermediate and final acceptance inspections using the USACE QA/QC and owner’s representation for the FDOT inspection specifications and processes during design and construction of the project. CSA’s project scope included construction inspection /management for the road embankment and related activities, and coordination with multiple local and federal stakeholders.