Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that the Garden State Parkway (GSP) Interchange 163 improvements received a National Recognition Award at the 2019 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards competition in April. The project also earned the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) New Jersey Section 2019 Project of the Year <$100 Million award.
The $67 million GSP interchange 163 improvements were completed in 2018, and helped to reduce vehicular traffic queues from occurring in the high-speed left lanes by the relocation of existing left-side exits to more conventional right-side exits. These improvements helped to alleviate operational and safety issues along both the ramps, as well as both the northbound and southbound GSP mainline roadways.
Dewberry’s services included environmental studies; bridge assessments; signage design; maintenance and protection of traffic; highway, structural, geotechnical, and utility engineering; permitting; and stormwater management.
”We’re honored that the GSP Interchange 163 improvements received awards both nationally and locally. These improvements were important for creating a safer highway for the residents of Bergen County and the heavily traveled Route 17,” says Dewberry Senior Vice President Ali Vaezi, PE.
The ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards recognize engineering achievements that demonstrate a high degree of skill and ingenuity among firms.
ASCE’s awards are presented for outstanding civil engineering projects that were recently constructed in New Jersey.