KCA is thrilled that its work on Sanibel Causeway in the wake of Hurricane Ian has been recognized. FDOT was recently presented with the 2023 America’s Transportation Award for Quality of Life/Community Development Medium Project Group for the SASHTO (Southern) Region, a project which FDOT undertook in collaboration with KCA. This award highlights the speedy completion of the Hurricane Ian Sanibel Island Emergency Access project, restoring access to the island within just 15 days of Hurricane Ian damaging much of the area.
The $100 million Design-Build (D/B) project required urgent repairs to the Sanibel Causeway, the link between the mainland and Sanibel Island. Hurricane Ian rendered the causeway impassable by road, severely complicating recovery efforts in the area, and leaving residents without essential amenities and services.
The Superior-de Moya JV was chosen as the primary contractor, partnering with KCA as the lead designer. The team was onsite within 24 hours of the hurricane’s passing, inspecting damage and proposing temporary repairs within a 15-day timespan, while recommending permanent repairs which would protect the causeway from future storms.
FDOT secured three awards in total at the 2023 AASHTO America’s Transportation Awards. FDOT’s Southwest Florida District excelled particularly in the ‘Quality of Life and Community Development’ category for its work on the Sanibel Island emergency access repairs.
Congratulations to FDOT and KCA for this prestigious honor!