The westernmost two miles of PGA Boulevard (SR 786) in Palm Beach Gardens crosses the Loxahatchee Slough, a pristine 12,000-acre wetland ecosystem. This segment of roadway flooded occasionally, which created unsafe driving conditions and roadway deterioration. The roadway was also interfering with the hydrologic connection between the wetlands on either side of it.
As lead designer, WGI developed the engineering plans to raise the road and restore the hydrology, and used several creative or innovative approaches to maximize the environmental benefits:
The project won a 2018 Design-Build Merit Award from the Design-Build Institute of America, Florida Region.
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