Jones Edmunds supported Delaware North Companies with design and construction professional services for widening Space Commerce Way, a new signalized intersection, and a new multi-lane access roadway north from the new intersection into the Visitor Complex south Parking Lot 7, where a new parking plaza was constructed to handle visitor parking. The traffic signal design includes a specialized hinged mast arm to allow for rotation of the mast arms to provide clearance for large payloads transported from commercial aerospace facilities along Space Commerce Way. Jones Edmunds played a key role in compiling requirements for hardware transport and implementing solutions.
The project included a NEPA-compliant Environmental Assessment and Traffic Study. The design included signalization, roadway construction, parking area improvements, stormwater management systems, wetland mitigation, and site lighting. Jones Edmunds facilitated FPL’s involvement in providing power supply, incorporated their design standards into the project, and coordinated easement development.
Jones Edmunds’ experience, understanding, and prioritization of NASA’s institutional processes and key stakeholders helped ensure compliance and proper approval from authorities involved. Jones Edmunds spearheaded stakeholder involvement for collaboration, problem-solving, and ongoing status updates. Stakeholders included NASA Environmental, Engineering, Master Planning, Fire, Surveying, Traffic, Blue Origin, FPL, Space Florida, St. Johns River Water Management District, and US Army Corps of Engineers. Jones Edmunds provided construction administration, engineering, and inspection support to Delaware North through construction completion. This included compliance with permit agency requirements, certifications, and record documents. Jones Edmunds is now providing ongoing wetland monitoring as required by the USACE permit.
The Harbor Palms residential neighborhood consists of 473 homes, and the infrastructure and utilities are estimated to be approximately 40 years old. The PVC water mains were privately constructed and maintained, but later the City took over maintenance responsibilities. The materials used to construct the utilities do not meet City utility design standards; the mains are inadequate in both size and material and are failing.
Many roadways and sidewalks are reaching the end of their useful lives, and some sections are exhibiting major distress from subsurface water damage. Also, the City wishes to evaluate extending reclaimed water services within the development and provide individual service connections to each home.
Jones Edmunds designed new water and reclaimed distribution piping with new individual service connections to replace the existing substandard piping. This included analyzing pressures and flows, upsizing mains to improve flows, upgrading water services within the rights-of-way, and analyzing and repositioning fire hydrants. The sanitary sewer clay pipes and storm sewer pipes were videoed and assessed to identify point repair locations. Sidewalks and roadways were assessed with the goal of abandoning the rear easement pipe and redirecting stormwater to the roadways.
The work included roadway plan production for the multiple roadway rehabilitation techniques. This included pavement evaluations, costing of rehabilitation alternatives, investigating high groundwater concerns, pavement design, and coordination with the client and their operations and maintenance staff. Sidewalks were rehabilitated and/or replaced and brought to ADA standards.
Jones Edmunds assisted St. Johns County in further developing its pavement management program (PMP). The County’s goals for this PMP were to build on the existing County pavement management components and to develop a program to improve the ability of County staff to routinely assess, prioritize, and track pavement management activities. The PMP will facilitate efficient allocation of County resources to maintain the County’s roadways and will be implemented and maintained by County staff. We developed an overall framework for the PMP; developed standard operating procedures (SOP) for typical analysis and reporting tasks using the County’s pavement management system; modeled maintenance and rehabilitation scenarios within MicroPAVER to develop a work plan for the annual County maintenance and rehabilitation activities; and coordinated and led workshops at the County to present the modeling results, work plan, and PMP.
Jones Edmunds also provided Construction Administration services for the County’s Pavement Management Program (PMP). For the PMP, the County uses its continuing services Contractors to perform drainage and roadway improvements throughout the County. Construction Administration duties included all phases of construction from planning, monitoring construction and schedule, cost estimating, and contractor pay requests.
Jones Edmunds understands pavement construction, maintenance techniques, and life-cycle costs, and how funds can best be allocated to meet those expectations. For us, it’s more than just about fixing a road – it’s about applying what’s best for the site-specific conditions and needs at the right time and the right way. It’s making sure our roads are safe and that the money for those roads is well-spent.Our transportation team creates solutions for projects of all sizes, levels of difficulty, and location. Meeting specific client needs, safety, level of service, and cost-effective construction are the primary focus areas of the Jones Edmunds transportation team. Our team can assist you with your transportation needs: