The US 13 and US 40 Pedestrian Safety Study prepared by Urban Engineers (Urban) for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has been honored as “2011 Platinum Project of the Year” by the Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE). The award presented by the Chapter recognizes and shows appreciation for the “outstanding work of ASHE members and individuals involved in the Delaware transportation industry.” Additionally, Urban received a Tribute Certificate from Delaware’s Office of the Governer, Jack Markell, which recognizes the entire project team for their efforts “to make Delaware a better place.”
The US 13 and US 40 Pedestrian Safety Study was a collaborative, multi-disciplinary effort to evaluate existing pedestrian accommodations for more than four miles of highways in New Castle County, Delaware (DE) – US 13 between DE 273 (Frenchtown Road) and Saienni Boulevard and US 40 between US 13 and Buckley Boulevard. The safety issues were originally identified by DelDOT’s Division of Planning. The study’s design and implementation were performed under DelDOT’s Traffic Section and involved ongoing coordination with Delaware Transit Corporation, state legislators, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Preliminary after studies of the project area indicate a reduction in pedestrian and bicycle-related crashes by approximately 50%.
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Urban’s Project Manager, Orla Pease, PE, PTOE, said. “We thank ASHE and the Office of the Governor for recognizing this project and the efforts of the entire project team to provide safer connections for pedestrians along US 13 and US 40 in Delaware.”