UF Radio Road / Museum Drive Roundabout
The campus of the University of Florida, a public land-grant research institution, is comprised of over 2,000 acres in Gainesville, Florida. Classified as a preeminent university, the campus hosts the state’s 3rd largest student population. A few notable landmarks include the Century Tower, Health Science Center, Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Smathers Library, Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Harn Museum, University Auditorium, Exactech Stephen C. O’Connell Center Arena, Reitz Union, and The Hub.
How JBPro Served This Project
We helped our client design transportation improvements in the southwest part of the UF main campus. These improvements consisted of new roundabouts, new roadways, additional turn lanes, stormwater, and utility infrastructure improvements.
We worked with the UF Project Manager and UF departments to prepare design modifications to the SW campus roadway infrastructure. Engineering design drawings were prepared for the design of the improvements and permitting with the State agencies was provided. We performed civil engineering design and permitting services and managed a design team that included landscape architects, electrical engineers, structural engineers, and cost estimators.
Designing within the confines of a large developed campus with minimal right-of-way availability, mature tree canopy, complex existing utilities, accelerated design schedules, and difficult construction sequencing, schedules, and budget was certainly challenging.
We utilized 3 full-time engineering teams devoted to the project design to accelerate the project schedule. We worked very closely with the UF project manager to meet his concerns and proactively address UF design objectives and permitting issues. Many coordination meetings with UF, JBPro, and our sub-consultant team were held at the early design stages to work out civil design objectives, utility issues, and permitting concerns to minimize the number of design submittals required and advance the schedule for a tight summer construction window.