The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking a contractor to provide construction engineering and inspection services for SunTrax, a self-driving car testing facility being built on a 400-plus-acre site in Auburndale.
The automated vehicle testing facility will be used to test autonomous vehicles in simulated situations such as rain, fog and smoke.
Phase 2 is expected to take place in fall and is estimated to cost $100 million. The $42 million oval track for Phase 2 will have general purpose lanes and express lanes once it opens
Here are important dates for contractors wanting to work on Phase 2:
- Response deadline date: April 8
- Shortlist selection date: April 29
- Final selection meeting date: May 23
More information is available be found on FDOT’s procurement page, with a detailed scope of the project.
Meanwhile, work is underway on Phase 1. The 2.25-mile oval track designed for high-speed travel is set to complete this summer.