Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) was recently honored by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region, receiving the Honor Award for Transportation-Roadways for its work on the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Complete Streets Initiative project. The award was presented by the DBIA Florida Region during its 2017 DBIA Florida Region Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

 

The Complete Streets Initiative was designed to enhance bike and pedestrian safety and connectivity, adding miles of new bicycle lanes, sidewalks and multi-use pathways to Lee County roads. The project was funded through a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to the county from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

 

As part of the project, O-A-K completed the construction of multi-use pedestrian paths, paved shoulders, sidewalks and two pedestrian bridges along Daniels Parkway from JetBlue Park to Six Mile Cypress Parkway; multi-use paths on Colonial Boulevard from Winkler Avenue to Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard and along the north and south entrance roads at Florida Gulf Coast University; paved shoulders along Six Mile Cypress Parkway from Daniels Parkway to Metro Parkway and along Corkscrew Road from Corkscrew Woodlands Boulevard to Ben Hill Griffin Parkway; and sidewalks on four roads in San Carlos Park.

 

The O-A-K team on the project included Mikey Newsome and Scott Reynolds as job site superintendents, Andrew Sass as assistant superintendent, Frank Mullins as project manager, Brian Filipek as assistant project manager, Matthew Zwack as general superintendent/chief safety officer, Shan Gaar as chief estimator and Dave Dale as principal in charge.

 

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build, and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. O-A-K’s Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about O-A-K at www.owen-ames-kimball.com.