GS&P to Design ITS System Along Miami's Palmetto Expressway

Project Will Improve Safety, Traffic Flow Through Heavily Traveled Corridor

September 19, 2017   |   Tallahassee,  Fla.   |   Projects

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces the firm’s recent contract to provide Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) design services as a sub-consultant to Gannett Fleming, Inc. The project for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)’s District 6 stretches along a portion of the S.R. 826/Palmetto Expressway in Miami. It will include approximately 19 devices to be located within the corridor segment. The project aims to support safe, efficient traffic flow while helping to alleviate congestion along the heavily traveled expressway.

“Our team is honored to collaborate with Gannett Fleming and FDOT on this important project in Miami,” commented Christina Florez, P.E., senior transportation engineer at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We have partnered with Florida DOT for many years and our firm has delivered a tremendous number of ITS projects across the country, so we’re confident we have the experience necessary to design a system that will successfully improve traffic movement and safety along Palmetto Expressway. By introducing the latest systems and updating and replacing the district’s existing traffic technology, we hope to significantly improve quality-of-life for drivers and visitors to this densely populated region.”

GS&P will design ITS infrastructure including dynamic message signs (DMS) system, an arterial DMS system, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera system, a microwave vehicle detectors (MVDS) system, a ramp signaling system (RSS), power system and a communications system. The project was coordinated with the roadway widening and adjacent corridor projects.

GS&P has been responsible for the planning, design, operations and maintenance of freeway and arterial ITS for more than two decades. The firm’s work has encompassed the development of system architectures, deployment plans, transportation management centers, freeway management systems, arterial management systems and motorist information systems. Some notable ITS projects include a first-in-region Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) system in FDOT’s District 6, the 40-mile Pensacola I-10/I-110 Intelligent Transportation System, a Video Distribution Management System (VDMS) for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) in Kentucky, a  12.5-mile ITS system along Sugarloaf Parkway in Gwinnett County, a 17-mile, high-definition ITS system for the City of Johnson City, Tenn., and a comprehensive new video distribution system for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD).

“Our team is honored to collaborate with Gannett Fleming and FDOT on this important project in Miami. By introducing the latest systems and updating and replacing the district’s existing traffic technology, we hope to significantly improve quality-of-life for drivers and visitors to this densely populated region.”

Christina Florez, P.E., GS&P senior transportation engineer
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