Fairfax, Va. — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, received three National Recognition Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) during the 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards gala. The three projects were the U.S. Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass and Superstorm Sandy Waterways Debris Removal projects, both in New Jersey, along with Virginia’s I-95/I-495 Telegraph Road Interchange and Mainline Reconstruction project.
Dewberry was involved with the $236 million I-95/I-495 Telegraph Road Interchange and Mainline Reconstruction project for the past 13 years. The project, the largest single design-bid-build construction contract ever awarded by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), represents the final chapter of the $2.5 billion Woodrow Wilson Bridge Improvement project.
The U.S. Route 206 Bypass, also known as the Peter J. Biondi Bypass, in Hillsborough, New Jersey, alleviated traffic in an area with high accident rates, poor traffic flow, limited roadway width, numerous traffic signals, and frequent access points. The bypass diverts traffic around a central business district, thereby aiding the area’s transition to a town center.
The Superstorm Sandy Waterways Debris Removal project was the largest waterway debris removal in U.S. history. Dewberry planned and managed a state-level, regionally organized program to remove waterway debris from sensitive environments. In total, the firm helped remove 194 vessels and vehicles; four homes; 6,019 submerged targets; more than 100,000 cubic yards of debris; and more than 360,000 cubic yards of sediment from the state’s waterways.