Suncoast Parkway Emergency Flood Repairs
Suncoast Parkway was beginning to have flooding issues starting with shoulder flooding in 2004 and a complete road closure in 2012. Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise needed a firm to provide a solution leading to the Suncoast Parkway Emergency Flood Repairs project.
DRMP provided professional engineering services for preparation of a drainage report documenting analysis and stormwater modeling to evaluate long-term solutions for roadway flooding. Responsibilities also included preparing construction plans to expand ponds to eliminate flooding at the northern end of the existing Suncoast Parkway. The construction plans included work to expand an existing pond just south of US 98, stockpiling of dirt and environmental work for gopher tortoises and permitting.
DRMP’s solutions gave motorists a safer roadway to drive on during and after heavy rainfalls. The highway no longer has the risk of closing from a lack of efficient stormwater drainage.