GS&P Wins "Project of the Year" Award from APWA's Kentucky Chapter

Widening, Reconstruction and Interchange Project Recognized for Improving Safety

October 23, 2017   |   Louisville,  Ky.   |   Awards

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) presented their “Project of the Year” award to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), ATS Construction and GS&P for the KY 237 widening, reconstruction and interchange design project in Boone County, Ky. GS&P served as the lead engineer, providing roadway design and related services for KYTC’s District 6. ATS Construction was the contractor. The award was presented at the Kentucky Chapter APWA Awards Luncheon in Burlington, Ky., on October 17.
 
“GS&P, along with KYTC and ATS, is honored to receive this important award for our work on KY 237 in Boone County,” commented Jim Brannon, P.E., state transportation leader for Kentucky at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Our team was focused on high-quality design and maximizing construction dollars, with the end goal of improving safety for the region’s driving public. We believe the result is functional and aesthetically pleasing, meeting the needs of this community now and as it continues to grow in the future.”
 
The project involved widening and reconstruction of an existing 5.2-mile, two-lane rural section into a five-lane urban roadway with bike and pedestrian access. It traverses rolling terrain through a mixture of heavily populated residential and partially commercial areas affecting approximately 180 parcels. GS&P also designed a single-point urban interchange (SPUI) to replace an existing intersection at KY 18. The team coordinated with property owners and utility providers to facilitate access management and minimize project impacts. They also provided extensive public engagement services throughout all design and construction phases.

The awards ceremony was held during the 2017 APWA State Conference in Burlington. The two-day event began with the Statewide Roadeo at the Boone County Fairgrounds and featured sessions on roadways management strategy designs, urban renewal strategies and work zone safety in urban settings, including intersection design, pedestrian safety, and ADA requirements for temporary sidewalks.

“Our team was focused on high-quality design and maximizing construction dollars, with the end goal of improving safety for the region’s driving public.”

Jim Brannon, P.E., GS&P state transportation leader
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