To create a sustainable future and achieve the goals outlined in its Master Plan and Most Livable City Plan, the City of Gulf Breeze needed creative, cost-effective solutions to implement multi-modal improvements within the existing right-of-way of the City’s primary collector ‘loop’ roadway. Specifically, Gulf Breeze wanted to build nearly four miles of a 10-ft-wide multi-use pathway to accommodate various forms of wheeled and non-wheeled transportation along the loop and its connecting residential streets.
As the civil/site engineer, McKim & Creed provided planning, design, cost estimating, permitting and bidding/award services. The team designed an ADA-compliant pathway within the existing constrained right-of-way, sidewalk and line of sight safety improvements at all side street connections to the loop, and new bike lanes along both sides of the loop. McKim & Creed also developed plans for a pile-supported wooden boardwalk that crosses low-lying wetlands adjacent to the primary project area as well as pavement rehabilitation measures for a portion of the loop travel lanes. The team also partnered with the City on public outreach efforts that included a map workshop, in-field awareness walk and GIS-based project website.
This project was awarded a 2024 Engineering Excellence Honor Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL).