The firm’s I-95/Route 630 Interchange Reconstruction and Widening project in Stafford County, Virginia, received the ACEC Pinnacle Award, which is the organization’s highest honor of engineering excellence. It is presented to the firm that has demonstrated innovation, commitment to improving the community, and dedication to the engineering profession’s principles. Dewberry served as the lead engineer on this design-build project providing transportation and engineering services, field surveying and environmental permitting services, as well as quality control inspection during construction. The project consisted of widening and realigning Route 630 (Courthouse Road) west of I-95 for approximately two miles, realigning nearly one mile of Courthouse Road/Hospital Center Boulevard east of I-95 to intersect with Route 1 at the existing Hospital Center Boulevard intersection, reconfiguring the interchange at I-95 to a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) and locating it approximately 800 feet south of the existing interchange, and the implementation of two new park-and-ride facilities with a capacity of nearly 1,100 parking spaces. Shared use path and sidewalk facilities were also incorporated along Courthouse Road.

“We are appreciative of ACEC’s recognition of this exciting project and are very honored to receive this award,” says Dewberry Vice President and Business Unit Manager Steve Kuntz, PE, DBIA. “It has been exciting to see the transformation along the Route 630 corridor, which these improvements accommodated, as well as the operational and safety benefits, which have made traveling easier for the public and surrounding communities.”

Additionally, the Elmont Water Storage Tank and Booster Pump Station project earned a merit award. Dewberry provided evaluation, design, and construction administration services for the development of the new one-million-gallon water storage tank and booster station.

“The project was identified by Hanover County as being important to support expansion in a new economic growth area,” says Dewberry Associate Vice President and Business Unit Manager Dan Villhauer, PE, LEED AP. “A new water storage tank and pump station allowed the county to provide reliable water service and fire protection to the entire area. The team worked closely with the county to plan, design, and construct a facility that included redundancy, flexibility, ease of operations, and room for expansion, which met the needs of the stakeholders.”