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The Continued Impact of Award-Winning Design

Taking the industry by storm and earning not 1, not 2… but 6 awards, the Wekiva Section 6 corridor between Lake County and Seminole County, FL carried WGI’s transportation team to a victorious year!

Bypassing Interstate 4 and connecting Lake County to Seminole County, the Wekiva Parkway Section 6 project has garnered significant recognition since its completion, receiving six prestigious awards for its outstanding engineering, construction, and environmental conservation efforts. With a focus on safety, environmental stewardship, and wildlife-friendly bridge connectivity, this one-of-a-kind project has become the new benchmark for innovative infrastructure development.

Wekiva Parkway Section 6 includes a four-lane toll road, a parallel service road, a multi-use trail, electronic tolling gantries, and the remarkable Wekiva River Crossing. The centerpiece of this project comprises three segmental bridges spanning 6,000 feet, carrying both the Wekiva Parkway and a shared-use path.


The project also prioritizes environmental conservation with nine wildlife bridges facilitating safe animal passage between the Seminole State Forest and Rock Springs Run State Reserve, with a total of 18 bridges, including the iconic Wekiva River Crossing, seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings, and demonstrating a dedicated commitment to wildlife preservation.

Displaying ingenuity, the design-build team implemented thirteen alternative technical concepts, streamlining construction processes. This innovative approach minimizes traffic disruptions, reduces environmental impacts, and enhances overall safety.


The Wekiva Parkway Section 6 project has received six prestigious awards, underscoring its excellence in various categories:

 American Council of Engineering Companies – Florida: Engineering Excellence Transportation Honor Award recognizing exceptional contributions to the consulting engineering profession through a comprehensive evaluation of projects by a distinguished panel of experts in related fields. 

American Council of Engineering Companies – Florida: Outstanding Project Award, Outstanding Major Project recognizing Florida’s most outstanding engineering achievements. 

American Council of Engineering Companies – National: Engineering Excellence Award recognizing the most outstanding achievements in engineering that demonstrate exceptional innovation, complexity, and value to the public, environment, and overall engineering industry. The award honors projects that showcase the highest level of skill, ingenuity, and contributions to advancing the engineering profession throughout the nation.


Florida Transportation Builders Association: Construction Project of the Year, Design Build recognizing excellence in transportation construction projects in the state of Florida that have been executed using the design-build project delivery method highlighting projects that demonstrate outstanding collaboration, innovation, and efficiency throughout the design and construction phases.

 Design-Build Institute of America, Florida Chapter: Honor Award – Transportation Structures recognizing exemplary achievements in the realm of transportation structure design and construction using the design-build project delivery method. The honor is given to projects that demonstrate outstanding collaboration, innovation, efficiency, and overall excellence in the delivery of transportation-related structures.

 American Segmental Bridge Association: Bridge Award of Excellence recognizing outstanding achievements in segmental bridges’ design, construction, and innovation. This prestigious award is allocated to projects and professionals who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in advancing the field of segmental bridge construction.


Emphasizing safety, environmental responsibility, and wildlife connectivity, this transportation initiative establishes a groundbreaking new benchmark for innovative infrastructure development. The receipt of multiple awards highlights the project’s exceptional quality and emphasizes its vital role in influencing the region’s future landscape of transportation infrastructure.

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