For Immediate Release
June 2, 2023


ICYMI: Wekiva Parkway, I-4 Ultimate, Blackwater River Bridge Replacement Among Top Seven FDOT Projects Recognized by the
American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Seven Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) projects were selected for Outstanding Project Awards at the 2023 American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC Florida) Transportation Conference held from May 31 – June 1, 2023, in Orlando, FL. Annually, the ACEC Florida recognizes the outstanding achievements of its members in carrying out Florida transportation studies and projects. 

“Congratulations to Florida engineering firms and Florida Department of Transportation Districts for their outstanding achievement in the design and construction of Florida roads, bridges, intersections, expressways and highways,” said Allen Douglas, Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida. “Your innovation in transportation excellence will help ensure residents and visitors can safely travel to their destination.” 

FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. added: “This diverse selection of projects recognized by the ACEC-FL showcases the multitude of ways FDOT is meeting the needs of the communities we serve. The Department is honored to receive these recognitions from the ACEC-FL. The project teams selected are more than deserving of these accolades, and FDOT will continue to deliver high quality results for the people of Florida.”

ACEC Florida Outstanding Project Award winners include:

Outstanding Major Project:
Wekiva Parkway Section 6

  • FDOT District 5
  • Design Consultant – WGI, Inc.
  • CEI Consultant – RS&H, Inc.

Outstanding Design-Build 
I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project

  • FDOT District 5
  • Design Consultant – HDR/Jacobs Design Joint Venture
  • CEI Consultant – HNTB

Outstanding Roadway Project:
SR 390 from Baldwin Road to Jenks Avenue Capacity Project

  • FDOT District 3
  • Design Consultant – DRMP, Inc.
  • CEI Consultant – RS&H, Inc.

Outstanding Bridge Project: SR 15 (US 17) 4-Laning over Dunns Creek

  • FDOT District 2
  • Design Consultant – Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
  • CEI Consultant – England-Thims & Miller, Inc.

Outstanding PD&E/Planning Project:
Venetian Causeway Bridges PD&E Study

  • FDOT District 6
  • Design Consultant – EAC Consulting, Inc.

Outstanding Environmental Project - (2)
SR 4 Bridge Replacement over Blackwater River

  • FDOT District 3
  • Design Consultant – Florida Bridge and Transportation, Inc.
  • CEI Consultant – Eisman & Russo

Outstanding Special Project
West Cervantes Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements

  • FDOT District 3
  • Design Consultant – HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • CEI Consultant – Mehta & Associates, Inc.

Nominations were submitted from projects in FDOT’s seven districts, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the Central Office. The awards committee is comprised of ACEC Florida and FDOT representatives.

ABOUT ACEC-FL: The American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida is the voice of engineering in the Sunshine State. ACEC Florida brings together more than 300 leading engineering companies, representing more than 20,000 employees, who are working to bring the extraordinary to the everyday lives of Floridians. Visit us at www.acecfl.org


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The Florida Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities. The department is committed to building a transportation system that not only fits the current needs of Florida’s residents and visitors but also enhances mobility throughout the state to accommodate its consistent and rapid growth. The unique nature of the Sunshine State and its year-round warm climate provides numerous opportunities to achieve the department’s mission through multiple transportation modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceports, transit, and the ever-expanding deployment of bicycle & pedestrian facilities.