Design Innovation


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) continually strives to enhance all areas of its operations. In support of these efforts, the department recently moved into a bold new era for innovative ideas, research and accelerated implementation. Success will depend on our ability to carefully evaluate or implement the products and services provided to the users of Florida's transportation system. Our goal is to utilize newly developed technology or employ creative thinking to generate greater value for every transportation dollar invested.


After researching and evaluating many innovative ideas, the Central Office has developed a list of concepts, products and services that may be the best solution to the project's needs or design challenges. Some items on the list are completely developed, and only need tailoring to your project. We encourage you to propose one or more of these innovations for project specific solutions with confidence of approval by the Districts. Other items are not fully detailed and will require coordination with and approval by the District's Design Office. Many of these innovations have been successfully implemented in other states and countries. Not all projects benefit from these innovations and the Department is not advocating the general use of new products or designs where an economical well proven solution exists and is the most appropriate solution for the situation.

FDOT Transportation Innovation Challenge

The Department invites you to share your thoughts on ways we can challenge ourselves to be innovative, efficient and exceptional at our Invitation to Innovation website


We also invite you to review our Design Office Innovations listed in the links below. Additional innovations will be added as they are identified and developed. If you have any questions, details and contact information are included within the information for each innovation web site.

Structures Design Office

Contact: Steven Nolan - Senior Structures Design Engineer - Phone: (850) 414-4272

Curved Precast Spliced U-Girder Bridges

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcing

FRP Members and Structures

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Wall

Segmental Block Walls

Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Roadway Design Office

Roundabouts - Proven Safety Countermeasure (PDF) "Coming Soon"

Diverging Diamond Interchange/Double Crossover Intersection (PDF)

FHWA - Modern Roundabouts YouTube Video

Multi-Lane Roundabouts YouTube Video