Florida Construction News staff writer
SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a design and engineering contract to replace the Shepard Broad Causeway bridge in south Florida. The project includes replacing the aging structure with a bridge that meets current design standards and is consistent with United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations.
“Our longstanding expertise in the transportation sector enables us to tailor our capabilities thereby helping our clients develop safer, more reliable, customer focused solutions that solve today’s problems while also considering future demands,” said Ian L. Edwards, president and CEO, SNC-Lavalin.
Under the multi-year contract, SNC-Lavalin will serve as the prime consultant on the project, providing the feasibility and environmental study, development of both concept plan and full design packages and construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services. The team will focus on minimizing project delays and ensuring schedule efficiency.
“Our team has a comprehensive knowledge of Florida’s goals, policies and initiatives and are well positioned to deliver a new bridge and accessible causeway that is safe, sustainable and will serve the community’s needs for decades,” said George Nash, CEO, Atkins North America.
The Shepard Broad Causeway bridge spans from the beaches and mainland Miami-Dade County over the navigable Intracoastal Waterway.
SNC-Lavalin has completed Florida based projects including I-75 over the Caloosahatchee River, I-275 Howard Frankland Bridge over Tampa Bay, the Cortez Bridge over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector interchange.