McKim & Creed served as prime consultant and program manager for a 5-year, $5-million contract to provide surveying and mapping services for 31 miles as well as additional projects included within the I-275 Tampa Bay Next program.
The I-275 Corridor is part of Tampa Bay Next, the Florida Department of Transportation’s program to modernize Tampa Bay’s transportation infrastructure and a process for engaging the public through genuine two-way dialogue with community members. Within the majority of the program area, the addition of express lanes is being considered to provide additional capacity, relieve congestion and provide a more reliable travel time option for passenger and transit vehicles. Projects also incorporate additional elements such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities, aesthetic treatments, transit accommodations, and reconnecting local streets where possible. Designed to prepare for future regional growth, Tampa Bay Next includes projects that will enhance regional mobility in a significantly growing region.
McKim & Creed managed a team of nearly 200 workers (43,500 staff hours) from seven companies and completed a total of 20 task work orders. Where applicable, we incorporated advanced geomatics technologies, such as static terrestrial and mobile LiDAR, and remote sensing. We provided these services in-house and helped create a safer work environment for survey crews working along the busy interstate, minimized traffic disruptions, and allowed for task work orders to be efficiently completed in a timely manner.
The tasks completed allowed the majority of the scoped efforts to be completed in three years and slightly under budget. McKim & Creed was selected for a second 5-year contract for continuing services within the Tampa Bay Next program.