Joe Montalto, Jr., P.E. has almost a 40 year history with the design of transportation projects throughout Florida. He has designed and permitted many types of transportation projects including resurfacing and reconstruction of all types of roadways from two-lane to interstate highways. He has also prepared the design for multiple “rails to trails” and shared use path projects.
Joe has prepared these projects for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), City of Gainesville, City of Orlando, Alachua and Orange Counties.
Some of the projects Joe is currently or has designed and permitted include:
- SW 7th Avenue – “On-street” angle parking, roadway reconstruction, sidewalk construction and stormwater management improvements and permitting, in the University Heights neighborhood for the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The project used an innovative approach to storm water treatment employing the first use of pervious concrete for the parking areas in lieu of conventional methodology. It was the first use of this product permitted by the SJRWMD in the City of Gainesville.
- Depot Avenue PD&E Segment 4 and Segment 3 Streetscape Plans – This project involved a portion of a 3.3 mile roadway project connecting SW 13th Street (US 441) and Williston Road (SR 331). The project involved the creation of a “boulevard” section with landscaped medians, roundabouts, streetscape, decorative lighting, sidewalks and bikeways connecting Southwest and Southeast Gainesville.
- State Road 26/26A – Reconstruction of University and SW 2nd Avenue in Gainesville, Florida. The project consisted of resurfacing SR 26 and the reconstruction/resurfacing of SR 26A. The reconstruction portion from SW 34th Street to SW 38th Street involved the design of an extensive subsurface drainage system, a bridge crossing and a retention/detention pond at the confluence of SR 26/SR 26A. An extensive public involvement program was required due to the project proximity to one of Gainesville’s older established neighborhoods and the University of Florida.
- SE 7th Avenue Roundabout – This project presented many design challenges in that the roundabout had to be constructed within the existing right-of-way. The most challenging aspect of the project was the design of the approach geometry to provided adequate vehicular deflection at each of the approaches. Streetscape and Landscape elements were also included within the project scope. A complete set of roadway plans were produced for the project including Grading, MOT, Signing and Marking, and Quantity Sheets.
- Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail/Trail– This was a fun design consisting of a 12’ wide paved shared use path with a parallel equestrian trail. Also included in the project were two trailheads with vehicular and equestrian trailer parking and a visitor’s center designed with a railroad theme. The trail has minimal grade changes and traverses through Pine Flatwoods, uplands, and wetland areas. A railroad bridge crossing of McGirts Creek was restored and large culverts were added to several other minor streams.