KCA was responsible for the permitting of the widening of an approximately 6-mile segment of SR 40 through the Ocala National Forest. The project consists of widening this segment of roadway from two to four lanes and the development of a stormwater management system to address water quality and quantity concerns. Specific tasks included the assessment of the project area for the presence of federal and state listed protected species, determination of wetland jurisdictional boundaries using federal and state guidelines, a quantitative assessment of existing wetland values and wetland values lost using UMAM, and development of construction guidelines for protection of existing on-site protected species. The design and development of construction notes and specifications for 13 wildlife crossings, ranging in size from 36-inch by 58-inch arch pipes to 400-foot-long bridge structures were included. Additional tasks include obtaining USACE 404 dredge and fill permit, Florida Department of Environmental Protection NPDES permit, and St. John’s River Water Management District Environmental Resource Permit.
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