ORLANDO, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded a contract to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to design the reconstruction and widening of a nine-mile segment of I-4 in Seminole County.

The project, which extends from one mile east of SR 434 to east of US 17/92, involves reconstruction and widening of I-4 from the existing six-lane divided interstate to a 10-lane divided interstate. The concept design proposes the addition of two new barrier-separated express lanes in each direction, for a total of 10 lanes. The scope also includes reconstruction of several interchanges and arterial roads at those interchanges in order to relieve the traffic that backs up all the way to the interchanges.

The project is part of FDOT’s I-4 Ultimate and Beyond the Ultimate widening projects that the agency expects will transform the region by connecting communities, improving the economy and enhancing livability in the Orlando metropolitan area.

Under its contract, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff will be the prime designer responsible for overall project management; design of the roadway, drainage and structures; ITS and traffic design; public involvement; utility coordination; and express lane design. The firm will advance the design to approximately 50 percent completion in order to obtain all necessary permits and establish right–of-way requirements.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,500 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wspgroup.com/usa; pbworld.com/usa.