Dewberry’s GSP Interchange 163 Improvements Project Earns Multiple Engineering Awards

For Immediate Release
Fairfax, VA | 06.12.2019

Garden State Parkway Interchange 163 improvements project recognized by ACEC and ASCE New Jersey Section.

Dewberry 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. 

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  • GSP Interchange 163
  • Garden State Parkway
  • ACEC
  • ASCE
  • New Jersey
  • Northeast
  • civil engineering
  • transportation
  • traffic engineering
  • Bridges
  • environmental studies
  • structural engineering
  • Geotechnical
  • utility engineering
  • permitting
  • stormwater management
  • signage design

  • The improvements at interchange 163 involved two new mainline bridges spanning the heavily traveled Route 17. Photo courtesy of Dewberry.
    The improvements at interchange 163 involved two new mainline bridges spanning the heavily traveled Route 17. Photo courtesy of Dewberry.
  • Relocating the existing left-side exits to the right side helped reduce the traffic that was stopped in the high-speed left lane.  Photo courtesy of Dewberry.
    Relocating the existing left-side exits to the right side helped reduce the traffic that was stopped in the high-speed left lane. Photo courtesy of Dewberry.
  • Dewberry provided comprehensive engineering services for the environmental impact statement, preliminary and final design documents, and environmental permitting services.  Photo courtesy of Dewberry.
    Dewberry provided comprehensive engineering services for the environmental impact statement, preliminary and final design documents, and environmental permitting services. Photo courtesy of Dewberry.
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