Benesch served as the public involvement contact, coordinator, and facilitator for FDOT’s US 92 Pedestrian Improvements Design-Build Project, which consisted of all design and construction for pedestrian improvements and related items along International Speedway Boulevard in the City of Daytona Beach. The project included replacement of existing sidewalks, a closed drainage system, and construction of a new pedestrian bridge. Benesch assisted FDOT by serving as the project spokesperson, coordinating with local government agencies, stakeholders, media, and the public. Other tasks consisted of preparing the Community Awareness Plan, mailing lists, documents distributed to the public, and media releases. Benesch was also in charge of coordinating meetings with major stakeholders, updating FDOT’s CFLRoads website with current lane closures and detours, and responding to public comments daily. Benesch also orchestrated the ribbon cutting ceremony which showcased the ADA accessibility and safety features for pedestrians.
This design build project was recognized by the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE) as the “Outstanding Project” of the year for its innovation in design, safety improvements, complexity and scheduling challenges. The project was also awarded the 2016 Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region Design-Build Honor Award for Transportation-Structures.