U.S. Route 7 Project wins WTS and ASCE Awards
Haley & Aldrich is a member of 2 award-winning project teams
Hartford, CT (May 7, 2012) -- Haley & Aldrich is a member of two award-winning project teams for work on the Reconstruction of U.S. Route 7 Project. Haley & Aldrich worked with our client, Parsons Transportation Group, and our project partners, Gannett Fleming and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT).
The first award is from the Connecticut Valley Chapter of Advancing Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS). Our project team received the Innovative Transportation Solutions Award. This award is bestowed upon an outstanding local project with transportation elements that have contributed to the success of the initiative that supports one or more key community values, has overcome obstacles to build its project or provide its services, and has made a difference in the lives of its users.
The second award is from the Connecticut Section of Civil Engineers (CSCE). Our project team received an Achievement in Civil Engineer (ACE) Award. The ACE Awards recognize innovation and advancement in the field of Civil Engineering; contribution to the well-being of people and communities; excellence in the management of design and/or construction; accomplishment of project objectives in the face of significant challenges; ingenuity in construction techniques, materials or applications; and client satisfaction.
Haley & Aldrich provided preliminary design, final design and construction phase geotechnical services for the reconstruction of about 5800 m (3.6 miles) of Route 7, from 2 lanes to 4 lanes plus shoulders, including a 315 m (1030 ft) long pile-supported roadway, a 96 m long pile-supported embankment, a new bridge, a new box culvert, a box culvert modification, a gravity retaining wall, major cuts in soil and rock, light weight fill, and overexcavation of peat.
The Route 7 reconstruction improved mobility and safety for motorist traveling north and south bound by reducing traffic congestion with the addition of two travel lanes in each direction. The project enhanced intersection geometrics, provided new traffic signals, and improved drainage. In addition, the Route 7 project minimized impacts to businesses, properties, parkland, and the natural environment encompassing the area.
About Haley & Aldrich
For over 50 years, Haley & Aldrich has been advising developers, major institutions and Fortune 100 clients on their geotechnical and environmental challenges. Established in 1957 with a focus on underground engineering and problem solving, today Haley & Aldrich has a resume of more than 25,000 engineering and environmental consulting projects and 20+ offices nationwide. Haley & Aldrich serves clients in the aerospace, automotive, education, health care, property development, manufacturing, mining, utility, and heavy infrastructure markets in the United States and abroad.
Vikki Ott, Communications Manager
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