Five years after starting work on the first availability payment P3 in the U.S., Dragados USA and Florida DOT opened their reversible express lanes on I-595 on schedule to the day, March 26, at a design-build cost of $1.22 billion. That number includes $7.6 million in owner changes, no contractor changes and no contractor claims.
“We delivered it on the same day we said we would five years earlier,” says FDOTs I-595 project manager Paul Lampley. “It really shows this model will work. Florida DOT is very proud of this project.”