Balfour Beatty consortium selected to deliver Jacksonville Transport Authority’s Bay Street Innovation Corridor project
10 September 2021
Balfour Beatty’s Vision 2 Reality (V2R) Team; a consortium comprising of Superior Construction Company Southeast, Beep, Inc., WGI, Inc., Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. and Miller Electric, has been selected to deliver the Bay Street Innovation Corridor project on behalf of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.
The project, valued at approximately $44 million, marks the first phase of Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Ultimate Urban Circulator autonomous vehicle service – a new automated people mover system for Downtown Jacksonville and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Following the successful completion of the award-winning Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla in May 2020, Balfour Beatty will deliver its second project for Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Alongside its partners it will oversee 60% of the design of the Bay Street Innovation Corridor as well as leveraging integrated progressive design build methods.
John Harris, Senior Vice President of Balfour Beatty Construction said: “We are honoured to be selected by Jacksonville Transportation Authority to construct another successful project for the Jacksonville community.
“To be a part of the Ultimate Urban Circulator program is an opportunity of a lifetime, and we look forward to remaining a Relentless Ally to our client, our partners and the community as we work to provide and innovative and revolutionary transportation network for the future of Jacksonville.”
Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., Chief Executive Officer of Jacksonville Transportation Authority said: “This award represents a major milestone for the Ultimate Urban Circulator, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Downtown Jacksonville. We are confident the Balfour Beatty team and its partners will deliver a world-class project on behalf of the taxpayers of Jacksonville, placing our community at the forefront of innovation.”
Once complete, the three-phase Ultimate Urban Circulator will expand Jacksonville’s current skyway from two and a half miles to ten miles.
For more information on the Ultimate Urban Circulator program and the Bay Street Innovation Corridor project, click here.
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