FDOT D-4 Design Services for Resurfacing, Restoration and Rehabilitation of SR-704/Okeechobee Boulevard

This project called for the resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation of SR-704 Okeechobee Boulevard from Tamarind Avenue to West of Lakeview Avenue. The scope includes milling and resurfacing, upgrades to pedestrian signals, sidewalk curb ramps with detectable warnings to comply with ADA, lighting retrofits at intersections, replacing impacted pull boxes and TMS cabinet and loops.

Scope of Services

The Merchant Strategy (“TMS”) was hired as a subconsultant to Captec Engineering to provide public involvement by communicating with all interested parties, groups and government organizations regarding the development of the project. Sharon J. Merchant, as Public Involvement Manager, will develop the CAP, oversee all public outreach efforts and provided QAQC. Public Outreach Specialist, Cheryl Scott, will develop collateral materials and Public Outreach Specialist Junior, Caylin Ficarra, will develop and maintain the stakeholder database.

Public Involvement Activity: Community Awareness Plan

TMS will prepare a CAP Level 2 for review and approval by the client to notify the public of the proposed construction and anticipated impacts. The CAP addresses timeframes and a schedule for design and construction with tentative dates for each public involvement activity throughout the duration of the project. The CAP outlines the benefits of the project and will be updated periodically throughout the duration of the project.

Public Involvement Activity: Notification Letters and Flyers

TMS will develop meeting notifications for one public meeting and up to two agency meetings.

Public Involvement Activity: Stakeholder Database

TMS will identify all property owners, tenants, places of worship and businesses within 300 feet of the project corridor to assemble a mailing stakeholder database. This will be continually updated throughout the life of the project.

Public Involvement Activity: Meeting Attendance

TMS will staff one public meeting and provide a summary of meeting notes and attendee comments. TMS will staff up to three agency meetings. We will summarize meeting notes and attendee comments.