February 15, 2018
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC Virginia) selected AMT to receive an Honor Award at the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards for the U.S. Route 1 Improvements project in Fairfax County, VA.
AMT was the lead engineer and designer for a major realignment of a 3.68 mile stretch of U.S. Route 1 from Telegraph Road to Mount Vernon Memorial Highway in Fairfax County. The project involved keeping the road open for 40,000 vehicles a day; building twin two-span bridges over the Accotink Creek Flood Plain; utility relocation along the entire stretch of road; moving an historical building; relocation of 100 property residents during construction; installing several wildlife crossings; and installing more than 200 drainage structures. A parallel pedestrian and bicycle lane was built along the entire length of the realignment; new traffic signals were installed and a 32-foot median was created for future transit needs. Collaboration between federal, state and local agencies, residents, contractors and designers was key to achieving better traffic flow, safer infrastructure and an overall better quality of life.