Section 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike Interchanges 6 to 9 Widening Program was recognized with an Engineering Excellence Distinguished award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New Jersey.
The $2.3 billion Interchange 6 to 9 Widening Program added three outer lanes in each direction between Interchanges 6 and 8A, and one outer lane in each direction between Interchanges 8A and 9. For Section 4, Louis Berger assisted NJTA in reconstructing Interchange 7A under two separate contracts. The first entailed the construction of four bridges, while the second entailed construction of 2.3 miles of roadways, nine structures, three new toll lanes and the super-elevation of Route I-195. This program represents the largest widening effort in the 62-year history of the Authority and one of the largest infrastructure projects completed in the Western Hemisphere during the past several years.
The ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards celebrate the most outstanding project achievements in the field of engineering around the world. Projects are judged based on originality, innovation, value to the public and the engineering profession, complexity, social and economic considerations, sustainability, and exceeding client needs.