I-95 Jupiter interchange
About the Project
This stand-alone project was designed for the FDOT in 2015 and is another project designed in accordance with the FDOT’s “Bold Vision” design approach. The project was designed not only as is a major gateway to the Town of Jupiter and Palm Beach County, but also as a gateway into tropical, South Florida.Located between the borders of Martin and Palm Beach county, this is where the infrequency of winter freezes allows the use of more tropical palm species. Therefore, this site made logical sense to show off many of the native and exotic palm species and flowering trees that are known to South Florida. A diverse palette of plants was used and the landscape was designed in bold and informal arrangements. with a variety of sizes that created a strong entry statement for motorists entering tropical South Florida.
Segmented block terrace walls are featured at the quadrants of both I-95 bridges over Indiantown Road to increase the aesthetics at these highly visible locations and to prevent erosion and allow for easier maintenance and rainfall capture.
Cotleur & Hearing also prepared selective clearing and grubbing palms that required the contractor to remove the extensive, invasive, exotic vegetation that was invading the native, mature vegetation that exists within the infield areas and along the ponds. In some areas, native vegetation was thinned and trimmed to allow views into the ponds that were previously not visible with the dense overgrowth that existed.
Cotleur & Hearing was involved throughout construction and approved of and assisted the contractor with locating all the plant materials and reviewed the layout of all plants on-site. The landscape architects also provided monthly inspections for the duration of the two year establishment period. The project design included a temporary irrigation system that was more efficient than hand watering with a water truck.
- Client: Florida Department of Transportation
- Location: Jupiter, Florida
- Services Provided: Transportation Landscape and Hardscape Design
- Project Cost: $2.4 Million
- Completion Date: 2016