Louis Berger received an Engineering Excellence Distinguished Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey for its wetlands mitigation assignment for the New Jersey Turnpike Interchanges 6-9 Widening Program. The firm’s duties included assisting the New Jersey Transportation Authority in identifying wetland mitigation opportunities and coordinating mitigation activities with regulatory agencies for the 36-mile-long widening program spanning two watersheds and 120 acres of wetlands. The widening program, which is expected to relieve chronic traffic congestion between Interchanges 6-9, required environmental permits in compliance with wetland mitigation obligations. LBG secured these permits and provided a complex mitigation design for four separate wetland sites, including three individual vernal pools, to offset construction impacts to critical habitats.
The ACEC annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of innovation, achievement and value.