PLANNING/PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & ENVIRONMENT (PD&E)

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At Metric Engineering, we believe economic and infrastructure development can exist side-by-side with conservation efforts. In fact, we have more than 30 years of experience to prove it.

From congested urban corridors to environmentally sensitive rural facilities, we help our clients balance technical issues, economics, ecological needs, and social considerations.


USING STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES AND A THOUGHTFUL, STRATEGIC APPROACH, METRIC ENGINEERING OFFERS PLANNING AND PD&E SERVICES THAT INCLUDE:
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  • Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, & EIS Documents
  • Air Quality & Noise Analysis & Reports
  • Wetland Delineation & Reports
  • Contamination Screening & Reports
  • Biological Species Identification & Reports
  • Permit Coordination
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  • Data Gathering, Analysis, & Reporting
  • GIS & Web-based Systems
  • Local, Regional, & Statewide Studies
  • Check Mark ENGINEERING ANALYSIS & DOCUMENTATION Check Mark PUBLIC COORDINATION & INVOLVEMENT SERVICES
     
  • Preliminary & Final Engineering Reports
  • Access Management Reports
  • Traffic Analysis & Data Collection
  • Corridor Analysis & Reports
  • Hydrologic & Drainage Reports
  • Interchange Modification & Justification Reports
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  • Agency Coordination
  • Neighborhood Coordination
  • Literature Development
  • Public Meeting & Workshop Development
  • Communications & Web Support
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    SR-836 PD&E STUDY FROM NW 17TH AVENUE INTERCHANGE TO MIDTOWN INTERCHANGE
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    SR-836 PD&E STUDY FROM NW 17TH AVENUE INTERCHANGE TO MIDTOWN INTERCHANGE
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION


    The project involves the potential realignment, capacity and geometric improvements to State Road 836 (SR-836), an elevated expressway that traverses approximately 1.4 miles within the City of Miami. More specific improvements potentially involved the provision of a minimum of six continuous mainline lanes and the provision of parallel collector distributor facilities.The project will be developed following the ETDM methodology.

    The project will be screened via the EST by the ETAT members and we will be in constant communication with them throughout the duration of the study to ensure we have a buildable and permitable project at the completion of the study.





    SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Public Involvement
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  • Preliminary Cost Estimates
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Safety Analysis
  • Impact Evaluation

  • Client CLIENT:
    FDOT - District 6
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    January 2007 – August 2011
    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    $350 million






    SR 87 PD&E STUDY
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    SR 87 PD&E STUDY
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION


    This is an EIS being conducted for a new corridor in Santa Rosa County.  The corridors being evaluated range between 9 to 12 miles in length.  The project will involve a new bridge crossing the Blackwater River one of Florida’s Outstanding Waterways.  The project will also involve very strategic placement in numerous wetland areas and strategic habitats.




    SERVICES PROVIDED


  • Engineering Analysis
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Public Involvement
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  • Preliminary Cost Estimates
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Safety Analysis
  • Impact Evaluation

  • Client CLIENT:
    FDOT - District 3
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    June 2009 – Ongoing
    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    TBD






    SR-874 RAMP CONNECTOR PD&E STUDY
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    SR-874 RAMP CONNECTOR PD&E STUDY
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    PD&E Study to evaluate a potential new ramp connection from SR 974 (Don Shula Expressway) to SW 136th Street at SW 137th Avenue. SR 874 currently ends at the interchange with SR 821/Florida’s Turnpike/HEFT.

    This new ramp connection would provide an additional expressway access and mobility to the area. The study will confirm the need and benefits to be provided by this connection. Identify potential corridors and alignments as well as potential environmental impacts. A public involvement program will take place to inform and provide an opportunity to receive input from the stakeholders and the neighboring community.



    SERVICES PROVIDED


  • Engineering Analysis
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Public Involvement
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  • Preliminary Cost Estimates
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Safety Analysis
  • Impact Evaluation

  • Client CLIENT:
    MDX
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    January 2010 – June 2012
    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    TBD






    US 27 / SR 25 / OKEECHOBEE ROAD PD&E STUDY
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    US 27 / SR 25 / OKEECHOBEE ROAD PD&E STUDY
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    The proposed project extends from SR 997/Krome Avenue (M.P. 0.357) south to NW 79th Avenue (M.P. 10.051), a distance of approximately 9.7 miles. Okeechobee Road serves as part of the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) and is also designated as a primary evacuation route of Miami-Dade County. This facility provides connections to other major principal arterials such as SR 997/Krome Avenue, I-75, SR 821/Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT), SR 826/PaImetto Expressway and I-95 via SR 112/Airport Expressway. Okeechobee Road is also identified as a major truck route and is vital to the movement of freight. This facility provides critical access to the Town of Medley, an important origin and destination for regional freight activity. Due to the large number of trucks that travel through this corridor (14% to 20%) the improvements need to give special consideration to the operation of heavy trucks. Improvements include provision of adequate acceleration and deceleration lanes at all of the intersections, correction of any insufficient turning radii, elevating the through lanes along Okeechobee Road over the intersections that carry the most traffic (i.e. NW 116 Way, NW 103 Street, NW 138 Street), improvements to the canal bridge crossings sidewalks along Frontage Road and roadway widening.


    SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Public Involvement
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  • Preliminary Cost Estimates
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Safety Analysis
  • Impact Evaluation

  • Client CLIENT:
    FDOT - District 6
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    May 2012-Ongoing
    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    TBD






    I-395 PD&E STUDY
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    I-395 PD&E STUDY FROM I-95/MIDTOWN INTERCHANGE TO BISCAYNE BAY (MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FLORIDA)
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    This PD&E Study entails the preparation of an EIS for a proposal to improve Interstate Route I-395 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The proposed improvement would involve the reconstruction of I-395 from I-95/Midtown Interchange to Biscayne Bay, a distance of 1.2 miles. Improvements to the corridor are considered necessary to provide for the existing and projected traffic demand. Alternatives under consideration include: 1) taking no action, 2) elevated reconstruction with ramps at Midtown Interchange, 3) elevated reconstruction with ramps at Miami Avenue, 4) a tunnel design and 5) an open-cut design (depressed expressway).


    SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Preliminary Cost Estimates
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  • Socio-Economic Analysis
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Public Involvement
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    Client CLIENT:
    FDOT - District 6
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    June 2006 - July 2010
    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    $500-$700 million






    TAMIAMI TRAIL PD&E STUDY & FINAL DESIGN
    TAMIAMI TRAIL PD&E STUDY & FINAL DESIGN
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    PD&E and Final Design study for a 2.5 mile segment of this primary east-west urban arterial roadway.Study required a comprehensive PD&E analysis to continue the six-laning from SW 127th Avenue to the western fringes of the urban development boundary at about SW 152nd Avenue. The project included a thorough access management study and documentation, public involvement, the production of a traffic technical memorandum, preliminary and final engineering reports, and master plans.


    SERVICES PROVIDED
  • Engineering & Environmental Documentation
  • Subarea/Corridor Planning
  • FLand Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Air & Noise Analysis
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Signal Timing
  • Roadway & Drainage Design
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  • Maintenance of Traffic
  • Signalization
  • Signing and Pavement Markings
  • Roadway Lighting
  • Right-of-Way Mapping
  • Structural Design of two Bridge Widenings
    & one Bridge Replacement
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    Client CLIENT:
    FDOT
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    January 1996-May 1998
    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    $9 million
    SR-710 PD&E STUDY
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    FROM THE OKEECHOBEE/MARTIN COUNTY LINE TO CR 609 (OKEECHOBEE/MARTIN COUNTIES)
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    The study will consider additional through lanes, special treatment and/or additional lanes at major intersections, and widening of the crossroads up to 1000 feet in each direction where necessary to provide intersection operation at an acceptable Level of Service. In addition a grade separated Highway/Rail crossing will be evaluated. This project will be developed following the ETDM methodology. Reports will include corridor report, traffic technical memorandum and preliminary engineering report. The study also entails a Transit Feasibility Study for the corridor.


    SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Public Involvement
  • Drainage
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  • Preliminary Cost Estimates
  • Socio-economic Analysis
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Benefit/Cost Analysis
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    Client CLIENT:
    FDOT - District 4
    Dates PROJECT DATES:

    October 2007 - July 2011

    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    $189 million
    ELLER DRIVE PD&E STUDY
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    45TH STREET FROM JOG ROAD TO HAVERHILL ROAD (PALM BEACH)
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Study for the grade-separation of Eller Drive, the primary access route into Port Everglades. The study required a comprehensive analysis and the development of alternatives for providing an overpass over an important FEC rail spur which would lead to a new 50 million dollar Intermodal Cargo Transfer Facility at Port Everglades. It also included improving the of circulation between Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. The Environmental Class of Action for this Study was a CatEx Type II.


    SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Preliminary Engineering
  • Traffic Modeling
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  • Environmental Analysis
  • Structural Design

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    Client CLIENT:
    FDOT - District 4
    Dates PROJECT DATES:

    April 2000 - May 2004

    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    $22 million
    LIMITED ACCESS CORRIDOR STUDY AND EVALUATION
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    LIMITED ACCESS CORRIDOR STUDY AND EVALUATION
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Project Description: PD&E study for a new 70 mile limited access facility from Panama City, Florida to the Alabama State line. The study encompasses over 500 square miles and the Phase I goal is the selection of a viable corridor that minimizes the environmental impacts to this sensitive area. It is comprehensive EIS Study which includes preliminary engineering analysis, traffic modeling, hurricane evacuation analysis, environmental analysis, GIS constraint mapping, structural design for 10 interchanges, the evaluation of the socio-economic impact to the surrounding economy and an extensive public involvement program that encompasses over 5 counties.


    SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Data Collection
  • Systems Planning
  • Feasibility Study
  • Air & Noise Analysis
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  • Traffic Engineering
  • Roadway Analysis
  • Drainage Analysis

  • Client CLIENT:
    FDOT - District 3
    Dates PROJECT DATES:

    March 2002

    Construction Cost CONST. COST:
    $100 million
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