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Invitation to Innovation

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Invitation to Innovation

Recently, the Department embarked into a new bold era for innovative ideas, research and accelerated implementation. Success in this new era depends on the ability to innovate the products and services Florida's transportation system provides its users. The Florida Department of Transportation's desire for innovation will utilize newly developed technology or employ "outside the box" thinking to generate new and better value for every transportation dollar invested.

After researching and evaluating many innovative ideas, the Central Office has developed a list of concepts, products and services that may be the best solution to the project's needs or design challenges. Some items on the list are completely developed, and only need tailoring to your project. We encourage you to propose one or more of these innovations for project specific solutions with confidence of approval by the Districts. Other items are not fully detailed and will require coordination with and approval by the District's Design Office. Many of these innovations have been successfully implemented in other states and countries. Not all projects benefit from these innovations and the Department is not advocating the general use of new products or designs where an economical well proven solution exists and is the most appropriate solution for the situation.

Please consider these innovations as possible solutions to your project-specific needs. We invite you to review innovations listed in the links below. Additional innovations will be added as they are identified and developed. If you have any questions, details and contact information are included within the information for each innovation web site.


Structures Design Office

Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems

Curved Precast Spliced U-Girder Bridges

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Wall

Segmental Block Walls

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcing

Engineering CADD Office

Coming Soon

Roadway Design Office

Roundabouts - Proven Safety Countermeasure (PDF)

Diverging Diamond Interchange/Double Crossover Intersection (PDF)

FHWA - Modern Roundabouts YouTube Video

Multi-Lane Roundabouts YouTube Video


Surveying and Mapping Office

CADD/GIS Interoperability

Transportation Innovation Challenge

The Florida Department of Transportation continually strives to enhance all areas of our operations. We invite you to share your thoughts on ways we can challenge ourselves to be innovative, efficient and exceptional.

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