OHL USA, Inc. continues to win new work in the USA market. The company has recently been awarded a $368 million Design-Build project in Florida for the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW), following approval by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.
The goal of the project is to convert the South Corridor (South Dade Transitway) into a Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT). The South Corridor Rapid Transit is one of six rapid transit corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit Plan (SMART). It is the first in the series to move forward towards the construction phase.
The overall project comprises of several components, including the South Corridor BRT Stations Construction and a Park and Ride Garage. The project goes along 20 miles of exclusive transit right‐of‐way between the SW 344th Street station and Dadeland South adjacent to US‐1, Old Dixie Highway and Flagler Avenue, and connects five municipalities in South Florida.
Major scopes of work include:
- 14 BRT stations fully convertible to Heavy Rail Transit (HRT).
- Rehabilitation of existing stations (16 locations, 32 shelters).
- Two terminal stations (Dadeland South and SW344th Street Station).
- Transitway corridor improvements along 20 miles of exclusive transit right‐of‐way.
- Two (2) FDOT safety improvement projects.
- SW 168th Street Park‐and‐Ride/Garage.
- DTPW Construction Project: Roadway Improvements to SW 264th Street.
The project will deliver 14 iconic stations, improve travel time for customers, create a dedicated right-of-way, institute pre-paid fare for quicker boarding, and enhance safety. Its other benefits include:
- Low maintenance, and sustainable materials, long‐term performance.
- Safe, efficient and effective access control.
- Include wayfinding and facility technologies.
- Constructed entirely within the County’s or FDOT’s (Florida Department of Transportation) right‐of‐ way.
- Maintain existing transit operations.
- Provisions for Art in Public Places (AIPP) features.
- Design future conversion from BRT to at‐grade heavy rail transit (HRT).
OHL USA’s subsidiary company, OHL Building, Inc., will participate in the project by constructing the SW 168th Street Park and Ride Garage, as well as providing architectural coordination services for the fit-outs of the stations.
In 2020, OHL USA and its subsidiaries have been successful in winning significant new work across the United States. With the South Corridor project, OHL USA has won over $1 billion in new work as of September 2020. Other key projects include: a contract for roadway and bridge widening and reconstruction of the Tri-State Tollway in Illinois for $151.6 million; a Design Build contract for the construction of the Elmont Station on Long Island, NY, for $65 million; as well as several roadway projects for Caltrans in Southern California, where OHL is currently performing in a joint venture its largest project in the USA – the I-405 Improvement Project valued at $1.2 billion.
Infographics of the SW 112 Ave Street Station, South Dade Transitway, Miami (USA).