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section of the highway. As of early August,
the project had hit the 80 percent complete
mark. Work has begun on the middle lanes
and embankments are being built to raise
the profile of the highway. The mechanically
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done, Bunn says.
The Overland Bridge Replacement
Project represents a first for the state of
Florida. The concrete from the 15 bridge
structures and pavement being replaced was
crushed and screened so it could be reutiLeveraging Expertise and Capability
- Hea Bunn, enior project manager
lized for the base and subgrade of the new
Aside from expertise, Archer Western benhighway. Such concrete recycling was not
efits the project through its access to a large
previously allowed for federally funded FDOT projects, but Archer
workforce. Like many areas of the country, Florida is experiencing
Western tested the process and proved the benefits to the state.
a building boom. In addition, the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate Improve"We kind of initiated a recycling program for the state of Florida
ment Project through Orlando is soaking up a lot of the state's manthey didn't have before," Bunn says. As a bonus, breaking down the
power resources. Those factors are leading to a shortage of capable
concrete on site reduced the amount of truck traffic on local roads for
construction workers.
hauling debris away from the project area.
It's a challenge that Archer Western is overcoming through its
The company's innovative and efficient approach to the I-95 Overreputation and history in the region. The company has had numerland Bridge Replacement already has helped Archer Western land
ous projects in and around Jacksonville for the past two decades,
other projects. FDOT recently chose Archer Western to build the next
and local construction workers know Archer Western can provide
largest-ever design/build project in Jacksonville history, the north
stability and opportunity. "We've had a strong, loyal workforce here
interchange of I-295 and I-95.
in Jacksonville because we've had continuous FDOT work in the
Jacksonville area for 16 years now," Bunn says.
Because the Overland Bridge Replacement was conceptualized as
a design/build project, Archer Western was responsible for managing the design. The company hired Reynolds, Smith & Hills, an
infrastructure consulting from based in Jacksonville, to act as the
lead designers. Archer Western provided input by conducting constructability reviews, solving problems in the design and performing value-engineering.
Archer Western broke ground on the project in January 2013
and is expected to complete the rebuilt highway by summer 2017.
However, Bunn believes the company will finish ahead of schedule.
"We're hoping to be done early summer, late spring," he says.
Bunn credits that earlier-than-expected completion to Archer
Western's efficiency in construction and its ability to revise traffic
redirections to save time. The project plan originally called for construction to be spread between five phases to allow for the opening
and closing of lanes for daily traffic.
Archer Western found a better plan that allowed it to do more work
simultaneously and eliminate the fifth phase of construction. Instead
of moving southbound traffic to the old northbound lanes during
construction of the southbound lanes of I-95, the company made
changes to build more of the southbound direction of the highway
in earlier phases. That enabled it to reroute cars onto the southbound
collector lanes, leading to less disruption in traffic patterns.
Archer Western made the final traffic switch in the middle of
August, finalizing routing all northbound and southbound traffic
into the collector-distributor lanes, freeing up space to work on reconstructing both northbound and southbound I-95 in the middle
see how the final design would impact where
they could move their infrastructure.
Fortunately, the requirements for working
with the utilities were well outlined in the
request for proposals for the project, Bunn
says, which helped smooth the utility coordination. Archer Western held weekly meetings
with utility companies early on to walk them
through the status of the highway design and
determine schedules.

Archer Western
- I-95 Overland Bridge
Replacement Project

"We've had a trong, loyal
workforce here in Jacksonville
because we've had continuous
FDOT work in e Jacksonville area for 16 years now."

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