November 17, 2016
Eller Drive and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Overpass Project Wins People’s Choice Award in 2016 America’s Transportation Awards Competition
T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the Eller Drive and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Overpass project for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has won the People’s Choice Award in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards Competition. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the competition recognizes the greatest transportation projects accomplished each year by state Departments of Transportation. The People’s Choice Award is given to the project with the highest number of online votes. The Eller Drive and ICTF Overpass project in Broward County, Florida, earned 65,000 of the more than 220,000 online votes cast.
Working for FDOT District 4, TYLI served as the Prime Consultant for the design phase of the Eller Drive and ICTF Overpass project, which provides a direct connection from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Port Everglades, one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. The $42.5 million transportation project improves safety and traffic flow through upgraded intersections, a new overpass that allows a busy railroad line to function without impacting vehicular traffic, and other major improvements.
TYLI’s design encompassed 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. The firm also oversaw intensive coordination with numerous project stakeholders, including FDOT, the airport, the port, the Cities of Hollywood and Dania Beach, Broward County, and Florida Power & Light, as well as project teams on other adjacent infrastructure projects.
As the owner of the winning project, FDOT was presented with a $10,000 cash prize to be used to support a charity or transportation-related scholarship program of the agency's choosing.