Due to the broad success of I-95 Express Phase 1 Express Lanes Project, FDOT-District 4 proceeded with the implementation of Phase 2 shortly after the completion of Phase 1. The second phase of this innovative project was advanced with the help of ARRA Funding. The project includes the “HOT” conversion, plus 2 New Express Lanes from the Golden Glades Interchange to South of Broward Boulevard, which is approximately 15 miles. Phase 2 will tie into Phase 1 at the Golden Glades interchange and be operated with the same dynamically priced toll signs and ITS devices to be monitored from the Traffic Management Centers. As in Phase 1, the combination of multiple disciplines and experience needed for this type of project makes it a challenge for the project team. Phase 2 implements two newly tolled segments in both directions. To incorporate the new facility, gantries (17 truss and 61 cantilever signs) and toll hub buildings were also installed.
New Millennium was responsible for coordination efforts from months before the NTP to months after the project is completed. Responsibilities include coordination amongst numerous stakeholders and public agencies, management of the design submittal and review process, construction management, schedule analysis, materials testing and certification, project reports, ITS and Toll Systems testing, shop drawing and RFI reviews and certification of monthly payments to the Design-Build Firm. In summary, New Millennium will provide our Clients (FDOT & Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise) with comprehensive CEI services to result in the successful completion of a complex project on time and within budget. 95 Express is an innovative model that reduces congestion on many expressways traversing highly urbanized communities. The express lanes concept has been very successful and continues to receive high marks from the public. Furthermore, the first phase of 95 Express received several distinguished awards that have recognized it as a well-managed construction project. (AASHTO’s 2009 America’s Transportation Awards – People’s Choice Award Winner, FTBA’s Best in Construction for Design-Build 2010)