Urban Engineers (Urban) is pleased to announce the selection of the Route 73/70 Marlton Circle Elimination Project for a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition – the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”
The project became eligible for this recognition after winning the Honor Award from the ACEC/NJ regional EEA program, which “recognizes and celebrates engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of skill and ingenuity among firms.”
“Receiving praise and being recognized by our peers is a tremendous way to celebrate the successful outcome of a challenging project,” Urban’s New Jersey Office Manager and Vice President, Bill McGarrigel, PE, said.
ACEC will recognize this project and other national award winners on April 23, 2013 at its Gala awards program in Washington, D.C.
The Marlton Circle, often described as “one of the most dangerous intersections in New Jersey,” served as the foremost example of traffic circles remaining in place well beyond their usefulness. Burdened with one of the state’s highest accident rates and the need to process more than 85,000 cars daily, the Circle, located in the Marlton section of Evesham Township, Burlington County, became a symbol of driver frustration that increased as traffic volumes grew due to expansive regional growth. Determined to move forward and address this problem, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) selected Urban to:
NJDOT and Urban worked in partnership with the community throughout the project delivery process, from the development of the preferred alternative through the completion of construction. As stated by NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson in his June 24, 2011 press release, “The foundation for the success of this project was built upon a true spirit of collaboration with local stakeholders that started years before shovels hit the ground.” Through the collective efforts of those involved, the delivery of this complex project finished on schedule, satisfied NJDOT goals and objectives, and provided a sustainable outcome that will benefit the traveling public and surrounding community.