The Gannett Fleming Route 30 Landslide Remediation project recently received recognition from the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pittsburgh Section, and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA).
In early Spring 2018, a landslide crumbled part of Route 30, a key regional highway that carries more than 30,000 motorists daily, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The landslide sent tons of road debris and soil down a steep hill, damaging a home and two apartment buildings beyond repair.
Through collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Gannett Fleming worked around-the-clock to deliver a comprehensive landslide remediation design and bid package in just 10 days. The extraordinary design effort accelerated the start of the construction and ensured the new roadway opened as soon as possible. The typical turnaround for this type of project is two years, yet thanks to these efforts, PennDOT reopened the road within three months.
ESWP bestowed the Emergency Remediation Project of the Year honor for this project during their 135th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards banquet in Pittsburgh on Feb. 7. This award highlights the important contributions Gannett Fleming engineers made to the Pittsburgh community.
ASCE Pittsburgh Section awarded the 2018 Award of Merit for this project during the 2019 Engineers Week Awards banquet in Pittsburgh on Feb. 16. The resourcefulness in emergency planning and design, the awareness of the local community and their safety, and the collaborative efforts between Gannett Fleming and PennDOT, garnered this ASCE Pittsburgh Section award for the firm.
ACEC/PA presented the 2019 Diamond Award for Best Panel for this project during their 2019 Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 28. Winning this award advances this project for competition in the National ACEC 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards.