Urban Engineers (Urban) is pleased to announce the selection of the Marlton Circle Elimination Project as the Outstanding Engineering Achievement for 2012 by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE), Philadelphia Chapter.
This recognition came as part of PSPE’s Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards Program, which strives to recognize projects, regardless of engineering discipline, “which demonstrate engineering challenges and innovative solutions, communicate the importance of the engineering profession to society, and provide a clear and tangible benefit to the Greater Philadelphia Area and Delaware Valley Region.”
“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.
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.
To view the presentation given by Urban for the award, click here.