SR 71 & I-10 Interchange

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SR 71 & I-10 Interchange

Client: FDOT District 3
Location: Jackson County, FL
Service: Transportation & Mobility

Contact Staff: James P. Sullivan, P.E.
 

Under a continuing miscellaneous landscape architecture services contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 3, Genesis was responsible for landscape design and construction assistance for enhancing several interchanges along the I-10 corridor. As part of this effort, the department selected the State Road 71 intersection for enhancement, which is also included within the Departments Intelligent Transportation System.

Reforestation was chosen as the design theme to mesh with the rural setting and effectively incorporate the existing vegetation. The design team chose a versatile plant palate to encourage wildlife habitat and ecological stability. The design team used a mix of flowering and fruiting understory trees for fringe plantings to enhance the forest edge provides visual stimulation for passing motorists and a source of food for local fauna. The mass plantings for reforestation are intended to provide a complex environment with ecological benefits. Pines, oaks, magnolias, cedars, and saw palmetto benefit from this mix and will progress beautifully into the future.

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SR 71 & I-10 Interchange


Jackson County, FL

Client:

FDOT District 3

Location:

Jackson County, FL

Contact Staff:

James P. Sullivan, P.E.

SR 71 & I-10 Interchange

Under a continuing miscellaneous landscape architecture services contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 3, Genesis was responsible for landscape design and construction assistance for enhancing several interchanges along the I-10 corridor. As part of this effort, the department selected the State Road 71 intersection for enhancement, which is also included within the Departments Intelligent Transportation System.

Reforestation was chosen as the design theme to mesh with the rural setting and effectively incorporate the existing vegetation. The design team chose a versatile plant palate to encourage wildlife habitat and ecological stability. The design team used a mix of flowering and fruiting understory trees for fringe plantings to enhance the forest edge provides visual stimulation for passing motorists and a source of food for local fauna. The mass plantings for reforestation are intended to provide a complex environment with ecological benefits. Pines, oaks, magnolias, cedars, and saw palmetto benefit from this mix and will progress beautifully into the future.