Five Points Intersection Improvements

Location: Pace, FL
Client: Santa Rosa County
Cost: $1.8 Million
Completion Date: 2013
Services:
  • Transportation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Public Involvement
Market: Transportation/Civil/Survey
Five Points Intersection Improvements

Reconstruction of major urban intersection.  This project includes reconstruction of over three miles of urban roadways along Woodbine Road (CR 197A), Chumuckla Highway (CR 197), Quintette Road (CR 184) and Berryhill Road (CR 184A) and re-configuration of the existing five leg intersection into two separate signalized intersections.
 
The proposed improvements utilize multi-lane urban roadway sections with bike lanes and sidewalks. Due to the rolling topography in the project area, the design effort required extreme attention to detail in establishing both horizontal and vertical alignments in an effort to minimize right of way impacts. Pedestrian movements through this busy area were greatly enhanced through the addition of sidewalks and crosswalks as well as pedestrian refuge islands in the intersections. Drainage of the new urban sections were also affected by the hilly terrain and was closely scrutinized and adjusted to ensure that the roadway would remain safe during any rain event while also working with limited locations for stormwater management facilities.

In addition to the on-site drainage issues, evaluation of numerous large off-site basins had to be conducted to ensure that waterflow conditions on surrounding properties were at a minimum kept the same as before, but in many cases would be improved over pre-construction conditions. Stormwater management is accomplished with three stormwater ponds permitted by the Northwest Florida Water Manager District, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection.