The following project is among 162 engineering achievements from throughout the nation and the world being recognized by ACEC as the year’s finest examples of engineering excellence. Each will be honored at the upcoming 50th Anniversary, ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Dinner and Gala, a black-tie event on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
Jacobs Engineering Group of Morristown, N.J., has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for its role in the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project, between Stafford and Ship Bottom, N.J.
Jacobs supervised construction services for the new bridge to Long Beach Island, helping coordinate the project’s many technical and scheduling elements. As post-Superstorm Sandy construction contributed to increased traffic volume, the project team ensured that traffic patterns provided full access to the island throughout the project. Doubling work shifts on certain weekends helped the project team build a buffer of “flex time” in the event bad weather shut down construction activities.
In addition to providing for a second bridge for island communities, the project also provides numerous, economic, and sustainable development benefits within the region. Examples include improved response times for emergency vehicles, and reductions in emissions and noise pollution. Drivers are now able to navigate this stretch of Route 72 with confidence, driving efficiently and more safely than before.
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