Pinellas Gateway Expressway CEI

Rendering of the Pinellas Gateway Expressway

Cardno provides FDOT with Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) services for the $350M Gateway Expressway project.

As a result of Cardno’s major transportation construction services experience, Cardno was chosen to provide Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI) services for the Gateway Expressway project.

Gateway Expressway is a significant transportation project in Pinellas County and a critical part of the Tampa Bay Area’s growing transportation network. It will provide a faster, safer, and more convenient travel experience for drivers.

The project adds two new 4-lane elevated tolled roadways and includes the construction of the Gateway Expressway, which will provide express connections from US 19 to I-275 and from the Bayside Bridge to I-275 as well as the widening of I-275 to create express tolled lanes. The project includes the construction of 27 bridges, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, concrete and asphalt paving, electronic toll gantries, lighting, signing and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) installations.

The Cardno team provided design review, procurement and RFP assistance during the selection of the Design-Build team. Throughout the five year project Cardno will provide construction administration; monitoring and inspection of the on-site construction operations; inspection and testing of materials and quality control.

Cardno also coordinates with all agencies and stakeholders on the project, including Pinellas County, St. Pete/Clearwater Airport, and the Cities of Largo, Pinellas Park and St Petersburg.