Gresham Smith Projects Honored with ACEC Kentucky Awards

Kentucky Transportation Projects Celebrated for Engineering Excellence

Two Gresham Smith-designed projects were honored with awards at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Kentucky’s 2023 Engineering Excellence Award ceremony. The firm took home one Grand Award for the Complete Streets, Roads, and Highways Manual and one Honor Award for the KY 237 Widening and Reconstruction project. The project teams accepted their awards at ACEC Kentucky’s awards banquet on March 2nd at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

“Gresham Smith is proud to win two major awards from ACEC Kentucky,” said Rodney Chester, chairman and CEO, Gresham Smith. “These award-winning projects are a testament to our team’s commitment to delivering impactful and innovative solutions that support the communities we live in. It’s an honor to be recognized by our industry peers for these accomplishments.”

About the Complete Streets, Roads, and Highways Manual

The Complete Streets, Roads, and Highways Manual provides planning and engineering practitioners, transportation agencies and local communities with development strategies for Complete Streets throughout the Kentucky transportation network. Authored by Gresham Smith for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Division of Planning, the Manual builds upon the most current and emerging national best practices for safe, enjoyable and equitable transportation for all users.

About the KY 237 Widening and Reconstruction project

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet called on Gresham Smith to transform a 5.2-mile stretch of KY 237, a curvy, two-lane roadway, into a multi-modal corridor that reduces congestion, reconnects neighborhoods and safely accommodates alternative modes of transportation. Incorporating a multi-lane roundabout, a single-point urban interchange and multi-use paths, our design team delivered a modern roadway that meets the needs of the growing Boone County community.

The Kentucky ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes the preeminent engineering achievements in the Commonwealth and showcases the innovation, technical expertise and value that Kentucky’s engineering firms provide their clients. At the 2021 awards ceremony, the Gresham Smith-designed Kentucky Route 9 in Campbell County received the Grand Conceptor Award from ACEC Kentucky.