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SR 20 RESURFACING
REHABILITATION

RESTORATION

Gortemoller Engineering, Inc. served as the Prime Design Consultant providing engineering design services for the 15.0-mile resurfacing project of SR 20 from SR 77 to SR 75 (US 231) in Bay County, Florida. The design included roadway design and signing and pavement marking design. This project included multiple safety features including a park-n-ride facility, left turn lane construction, guardrail replacement and drainage improvements.

 

There was also a separate safety project included as a a "Goes With" project at Blue Springs Road. Blue Springs Road is a narrow road that has been paved by Bay County. Traffic Applications (Waze, Google Maps, Etc.) started directing traffic to use this road as a route to Panama City Beach. Based on this change in traffic pattern, as well as limited site distance, there was an increase in rear end crashes. A Study was prepared to evaluate the crashes as well as acceptable improvements. A left turn lane was determined to be the best alternative with a positive benefit/cost ratio. The Study was used to obtain safety funding and was ultimately implemented into the 15.7-mile resurfacing, rehabilitation, and restoration project. 

An existing Park-N-Ride on SR 77 was being removed as part of a widening project. GE was tasked with identifying an alternative location. Three locations were evaluated and a site next to NWFWMD's Pitt and Sylvan Springs was selected. This popular attraction creates a safety hazard with cars parking along both sides of the roadway. GE coordinated with the NWFWMD to provide a dual use parking facility that increases safety and parking for the popular canoe and kayak launch area. The study was used to implement the parking lot for the resurfacing project.   

SERVICES PROVIDED: 

Minor Highway Design 

Signing and Pavement Markings 

Left Turn Lane

Park-N-Ride 

CLIENT: 

Florida Department of Transportation

LOCATION: 

Bay County, Florida

CONSTRUCTION COST:

$10,953,000

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