Florida Department of Transportation

State Road 48

Bushnell, FL

Benesch prepared construction plans, specifications and cost estimates for the reconstruction of a portion of SR 48 which begins just east of I-75 and continues for 1.80 miles through the City of Bushnell in Sumter County. This project involved major reconstruction of a two-lane rural roadway to a five-lane divided urban facility with concrete curbs and gutters, bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides.

The project included a closed drainage system and construction of three new stormwater treatment facilities. Stormwater runoff was collected and treated in three basins, each with a new stormwater management pond within each basin. Floodplain compensation areas were coordinated with Southwest Florida Water Management District’s new floodplain requirements.

The design was completed in 2009 and is currently under construction. During the Right of Way acquisition phase, completed in the summer of 2012, the Benesch Team provided ongoing right of way support as well as expert witness services. A plans update phase began in 2013 which included driveway modifications based on right of way agreements and utility relocation/certification required for construction.

This project involved traffic signal modifications of CR 609, West Street and CR 475 (Main Street)

Project highlights

  • Roadway Design
  • Drainage Design
  • Signing & Pavement Marking
  • Signalization
  • Maintenance of Traffic
  • Permitting
  • Public Involvement
  • Cost Estimating