Louis Berger was honored with the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers’ (ASHE) Project of the Year Award for its Route 33 Rocky Brook bridge project. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) selected Louis Berger to repair the severely damaged 100-year-old historic Route 33 bridge over Rocky Brook in Hightstown, N.J., following Hurricane Irene. Within two hours of NJDOT’s engagement, the firm conducted a detailed safety inspection of the bridge and surrounding road/drainage system. Louis Berger then presented NJDOT with a formal assessment and temporary traffic control plans, enabling the safe opening of the structure in 78 hours.
The Project of the Year Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Highway Engineers honors consulting engineering firms, contractors and transportation officials in their efforts to provide quality roadway facilities in New Jersey. The winning project must be a roadway-related construction project located within the State of New Jersey that has demonstrated the use of some unique or innovative features concerning design elements, design delivery process, scheduling, construction techniques, equipment and contracting methods to complete the project.