SR 570 (Polk Parkway) Design-Build
Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise needed a firm to provide design solutions including drainage in support of SR 570 (Polk Parkway) Design-Build.
DRMP was responsible for the drainage design solutions for this 3-mile design-build project to support the transportation engineering design. The project converted SR 570 (Polk Parkway) from an existing 2-lane, two-way operation to a 4-lane divided section, including a new partial clover interchange at Pace Road to serve the new Florida Polytechnic University campus. Project limits were from I-4 to the Pace Road Interchange. DRMP provided the drainage design and stormwater permitting efforts for the conveyance systems, three wet detention facilities at the interchange and dry retention swales along the roadway.
The added wet detention ponds provide a pool in which runoff storm water will be directed. Acquired permits keep pollutants that may be harmful to water quality away from retention ponds. All drainage solutions use the most up-to-date technologies to keep standing water on the roadway to a minimum.