Two Northern Virginia Projects Grab The Spotlight
September 14, 2012Location: Herndon, Virginia
On September 6, Prince William County held a ribbon-cutting
ceremony to celebrate a new, 553 space Telegraph Road park
& ride facility. This high profile project was
needed quickly due to parking space reductions at another
location. JMT's design helped accommodate hundreds of
additional Washington DC and northern Virginia commuters, including
bicyclists, seeking to share the road.
A sidebar to the project with its own sustainable benefits is
the collaboration between JMT, Prince William County, the Virginia
Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Transportation
Research Council (VTRC). JMT designed a "test bed" for LED
luminaires that will light the park & ride facility using
fixtures from six manufacturers. The intent of the evaluation
is to analyze LED fixtures and compare the color and photometrics
with those of standard 250W high pressure sodium fixtures as well
as to monitor how each performs over time. VTRC will conduct
the tests and analyze the results, while Prince William County is
funding the design and VDOT is administering the project.
Results will be applied to promote energy-saving lighting projects
about the project and see photos of
the ribbon-cutting ceremony via these links.
On September 13, the Virginia Transportation Construction
Alliance held its annual Transportation Engineering Awards
celebration. JMT's design of the Fairfax County
Parkway Phases I/II and IV received the VTCA's award for
VDOT projects greater than $10 million.
Fairfax County Parkway (FCP), a fast-tracked Design-Build
project, completed a vital link to I-95 and helped address the
traffic impact of the US Army relocating 8,500 jobs to the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Campus East at Fort Belvoir
North Area as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)
Program. The work included interchange designs, multi-purpose
trails along FCP, grading for a future Park-n-Ride, geotechnical
engineering, seven new bridges, one bridge widening, multiple
retaining walls, two noise walls, two box culvert extensions, and
widening of I-95 to accommodate a new exit lane for direct access
to the NGA.
The VTCA award is JMT's third engineering honor received for
Transportation Construction Alliance is an association of more
than 300 companies -- contractors, aggregate producers, engineers,
suppliers and service providers -- who design, build and maintain
Virginia's transportation network.