DIXIE HIGHWAY FLYOVER
Broward/Palm Beach Counties, FL
This Design-Build project spanned 0.75 miles from south of Hillsboro Boulevard in Broward County to north of the Hillsboro Canal in Palm Beach County. It included the realignment of Dixie Highway, a four-lane divided urban arterial, to span the Hillsboro Canal, NE 2nd Avenue, Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), North River Avenue, NE 1st Avenue, and NE 2nd Street with a 1,900-foot curved steel box flyover bridge.
A pedestrian pathway structure and an off-ramp structure from Dixie Highway to NE 2nd Avenue were also constructed, and other improvements included new stormwater management facilities, utility relocations, decorative lighting, new signalization equipment at Hillsboro Boulevard, upgrades to two at-grade crossings of the FEC railroad track, and landscape enhancements.
This project was honored with the 2012 Class II Project of the Year Award from the Steel Erectors Association of America, the 2013 Grand Award from the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, the 2013 FICE/FDOT Project of the Year Award, the 2013 FTBA Best in Construction Award, 2013 Engineers’ Council Award, and the 2013 FICE Grand Conceptor Award.