Interchange project wins ACEC of Arkansas award
An interchange project that delivered a smoother method of transportation in and out of a new commercial development was honored with an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas recently.
The Highway 286 widening and interchange project provided back-to-back roundabouts to a one-mile stretch near I-40 in Conway, Arkansas, while also providing a widened highway, a realigned ramp and side road, and pedestrian accommodations. The project won an EEA in the Transportation category at the ACEC of Arkansas EEA Gala earlier this month.
“Reducing congestion and increasing safety are our top priorities when we’re working on an interchange project,” said Garver Roadway Team Leader John Cantabery. “What was once a highly congested intersection susceptible to delays, now sees traffic flow smoothly and safely even at peak times.”
To accommodate up to 55,000 daily motorists, Garver created what are believed to be the first back-to-back, triple lane roundabouts in the United States, which have significantly improved the operational performance and safety of the interchange. Garver also developed flexible pavement alternatives for all roads affected, and created overhead lane assignment signs and pavement markings to allow easy recognition for travelers.
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