I-95 Widening and Rehab Cocoa Beach - Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The I-95 project widened 10 miles of I-95 four-lane interstate highway to six-lanes in Brevard County, Fla. Work included asphalt paving, concrete paving, improving median drainage, widening three bridges, constructing noise walls, modifying Intelligent Transportation Systems, and installing a median barrier wall.
Kiewit's solution provided cost and schedule benefits by widening the road inside and closing up the median with a concrete barrier wall. This approach increased safety and reduced maintenance costs while mitigating the impact on the wetlands. The closed median allowed designers to eliminate bridge reconstruction for the ramp lanes at the Fiske Boulevard interchange. Once completed, traffic will be redirected to the new roadway lanes, and the team will complete the final phase.
Kiewit self-produced the Portland concrete cement for approximately 375,000 square yards of 13-inch-thick concrete pavement. Crews installed 50,000 linear feet of median storm drainpipe and as 174,000 linear feet of permeable underdrain beneath the concrete pavement. The team excavated an excess of 585,000 cubic yards along with 435,000 square yards of stabilization and 280,000 square yards of optional base.