ACEC 2016 National Recognition Award Winner:
Firm Name: HNTB Corporation
Project Name: I-95 Express Lanes
Project Location: Arlington to Dumfries, Virginia
Client Name: Virginia Department of Transportation
The 14-mile I-95 Express Lanes project is the nation’s first retrofit of an existing reversible two-lane HOV system into a high-occupancy toll (HOT) roadway. The project team designed operational improvements to the existing six-mile HOV segment from Dumfries to the Prince William Parkway, along with an additional eight-mile extension into Stafford County.
Despite the numerous complexities inherent in such a multi-faceted project, the Express Lanes’ design was completed within 12 months and construction was completed in 29 months. The 95 Express Lanes were opened to the public two weeks ahead of schedule.
This project is one of 151 being recognized by ACEC from throughout the nation and the world as preeminent 2016 engineering achievements. All 2016 winners—including 16 Honor Awards, eight Grand Awards and the prestigious “Grand Conceptor Award” for the year’s most outstanding overall engineering achievement—will be celebrated at the upcoming Engineering Excellence Awards Dinner and Gala, a black-tie event to be held Tuesday, April 19, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2016 ACEC Annual Convention.