Engineering firm wins award for Faunce Corner Road interchange

Oct 29, 2020

National engineering firm GPI has won an award for excellence in its work on reconstructing the Faunce Corner Road interchange with I-195 in Dartmouth.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts named the Babylon, NY-based company as a winner of their 2020 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award for the project, the council stated in an Oct. 28 press release.

MassDOT funded the $20 million reconstruction project, which took nearly a decade and involved widening the corridor and improving traffic flow in the congested area.

The project included designing the first traffic signal system in Massachusetts to use Adaptive Signal Control technology as well as redesigning the bridge and roadway and adding a shared use path, bicycle lanes, a new stormwater management system, and developing a four-stage construction plan to minimize disruption to the public.

According to the release, the 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards will be celebrated at the 2021 ACEC MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala.

“The Engineering Excellence Awards program recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value and ingenuity,” said Jenn Howe, President of ACEC MA and Principal and Vice President at Symmes Maini & McKee Associates.

“Entrants are rated by an independent panel of judges from the architectural community, the construction industry, academia, the media, and the public sector on the basis of uniqueness and originality; future value to the profession and perception by the public; social, economic and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of the client/owner’s need, including schedule and budget,” Howe explained. “We congratulate them and thank them for their contributions to improving the quality of our everyday lives.”

Founded in 1966, GPI is an employee-owned engineering firm that has Massachusetts offices in Southbridge and Wilmington.