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Eller Drive and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Overpass

Broward County, Florida

Market Sector

Surface Transportation

Type

Roadway Design

Services Provided

Design

Region

Americas

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TYLI served as the Prime Consultant for the design phase of the Eller Drive and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Overpass project in Broward County, Florida. The project provides a direct connection from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Port Everglades. A new bridge overpass over the Florida East Coast Railway also allows the railroad to function without negative impact on vehicular traffic.

TYLI’s design for the half-mile corridor included four bridges, 18 mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, 240,000 cubic yards of embankment, two miles of drainage pipe, over 100 drainage structures, a mile of water main and force main replacements, concrete pavement roadways, and new railroad tracks in multiple, intricate phases of traffic control. Other improvements included ramp construction, roadway realignment, signals and interconnects, signing and pavement markings, lighting, landscaping, and irrigation systems.

Project Highlights:

  • All elements were constructed in a narrow travelway used daily by cruise and airport traffic, cargo and fuel trucks, and local business customers.
  • TYLI oversaw extensive coordination with multiple right-of-way owners.
  • The TYLI team coordinated with project teams on adjacent infrastructure projects, modifying traffic control phases to minimize impacts on all projects in the area.
  • The project transformed a congested industrial roadway to a wider, safer, more accessible, and visually aesthetic travelway.
Awards
America’s Transportation Award, People’s Choice Award, 2016
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Outstanding Major Project Award, 2016
Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE)
America's Transportation Award, Quality of Life/Community Development, 2016
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)