ICE Receives Two DBIA Awards for 2020 Best Transportation Project

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) – Southeast Region awarded Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering, PLLC the well-regarded 2020 BEST TRANSPORTATION PROJECT award on two major design-build projects: SCDOT’s I-77 Widening & Rehabilitation (MM 15– MM 27) in Richland County, SC and  GDOT’s SR 400 Widening in Forsyth County, GA.

“We are thrilled to share the good news that your projects were selected as one of our 2020 award winners. Your projects were both selected as winners of the Transportation Category. The evaluation committee members scored both projects equally and agreed they are both exemplary projects and worthy of award and recognition.”  Said Ashley Dale, DBIA Executive Director in an email received notifying the firm of the successful submission of award entry applications.

I-77 Widening & Rehabilitation Project (MM 15- MM 27) in Richland County, SC involved widening the interstate by adding one lane in the median in each direction for seven miles to include widening of 10 mainline bridges over roadways and streams and the rehabilitation of US 21. This section also included rehabilitation of an asphalt overlay with a concrete base and cross slope verification/correction. The work also included eight additional miles of pavement rehabilitation and cross slope verification/correction of southbound lanes. The pavement throughout the project consisted of asphalt overlay with a concrete base. ICE Serviced as the Lead Design Firm on the Design-Build team with Lead Contractor Archer Western Construction.

SR 400 Widening in Forsyth County, GA  consisted of widening the existing four-lane facility to a six-lane facility from McFarland Parkway to SR 369. The typical section consisted of both concrete and asphalt travel lanes, full-width shoulders, and a depressed median. As part of the project, the SR 400 bridges over Big Creek and Sawnee Creek (Lake Lanier) required widening. The bridge over Big Creek required the preparation of a hydraulic study as well as FEMA coordination. The design process was accelerated to allow for construction to begin on this critical project within five months of award. For its innovative approach accelerating the preconstruction phase of the Project, the Design-Build Team of CW Matthews and ICE received the 2016 GPTQ Preconstruction Grand Prize Award.