Route 7 Project Recognized with WTS Award
May 9, 2012
(Hartford, Conn.) Gannett Fleming, along with Parsons Transportation Group, Haley & Aldrich, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), was honored by the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) with the Innovative Transportation Solutions Award for the Reconstruction of U.S. Route 7 Project. 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 project, located in Ridgefield and Danbury, Conn., included widening of 3.6 miles of Route 7, from two lanes to four lanes, plus shoulders, and a pile-supported roadway and embankment. The reconstruction project also included a new bridge, a new box culvert, a box culvert modification, a permanent soil-nail wall, and 3.48 acres of created wetlands.
The Route 7 reconstruction improved mobility and safety for motorists traveling north and south 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.
The WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry.
From more information, please contact Charles R. Norrish, III, P.E. at 860.529.8700 or via email.