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Leon County: Design, Permitting and Construction Phase Services

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Key Project Information

  • $12M construction project
  • Landfill closure design, permitting, and construction management
  • Storm water design
  • Secondary usage for Parks & Rec

Locklear & Associates is the Engineer of Record for the design and permitting of the closure of the Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility in Tallahassee, Florida. The closure design consists of a 90-acre EPA Subtitle D landfill closure system as well as two separate 15-acre Class III cover systems.

The project includes a solid waste closure permit application with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), as well as facility-wide storm water permit from the Leon County Engineering Department. Locklear & Associates will also provide construction phase services including a full-time construction engineering inspector and contract administration.With an estimated construction cost of nearly $12,000,000, this will be the largest single construction project the County has undertaken in over a decade.

Locklear & Associates has worked with the County Manager’s Office, the County Procurement Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility Closure Office, and the County Attorney’s Office in preparing the bid documents. This effort has included a robust two-phase bidding process wherein bidders must meet specific qualification requirements.

The closure also represents a significant opportunity for the County to enhance the adjacent Apalachee Regional Park. Locklear & Associates has worked with the County Solid Waste Department and the County Parks & Recreation Department to hold public workshops designed to get stakeholder input for future secondary use of the closed landfill facility. Locklear & Associates incorporated potential secondary use concepts into the closure design and is working with the FDEP to ensure permit compliance.


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