Florida Department of Transportation’s I-4 Ultimate P3 Improvement Project Earns Envision® Platinum Sustainable Infrastructure Rating
The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project in central Florida earned the prestigious Envision Platinum recognition from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) for its sustainability efforts of environmental, social and economic impact on the community and the 21-mile I-4 reconstruction project. This is the first project in Florida to receive recognition from ISI’s Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system.
“We are so excited to receive the Envision Platinum recognition for the efforts of the entire I-4 Ultimate Improvement team to protect the environment from water to wildlife to air quality, while creating a signature corridor for the entire region,” said I-4 Ultimate Construction Program Manager for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Loreen Bobo, P.E. “The Envision award shows that sustainability goals are achievable alongside other primary missions of our agency to enhance the economic prosperity and preserve the quality of our environment and communities.”
The I-4 Mobility Partners (I-4MP), the public-private partnership (P3) rebuilding Interstate 4 through Central Florida, earned the Envision Platinum award for its ongoing programs to minimize environmental impacts, including relocating protected wildlife, using efficient machinery, controlling stormwater runoff, planting non-invasive vegetation, and recycling 99 percent of the concrete and steel removed from roads and bridges. The project also facilitates the use of alternative transportation by integrating rail projects and improving pedestrian crossings and connections with bike trails.
The press release
contains more information including details about the three Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system categories the project scored highest in (Quality of Life, Leadership, and Natural World).
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