Congratulations to the SRF project teams who won awards at last week’s ACEC Minnesota Excellence in Engineering Award Gala. The communities in which we live and work would not thrive without the work done by these talented engineering and design professionals. Thank you to each team member that made these projects a success!
SRF’s award-winning projects include (click on images below to learn more about each project):
City of Chaska TH 212/CSAH 44 Interchange – Grand Award
SRF provided planning and engineering services for the “critical connection to the community” through the TH 212/CSAH 44 interchange and CSAH 44 connection to downtown Chaska. This crucial project constructed three roundabouts, a ramp and loop connection to TH 212, two miles of reconstruction on CSAH 44, a new pedestrian bridge over TH 212, regional stormwater ponding, and ADA accessible multi-use trails. The City of Chaska’s design goals included integrating safety into the design, meeting high water quality standards, providing the necessary vehicular throughput, and providing trail amenities. For many years, the City of Chaska, Carver County, and SRF collaborated to improve the community by providing safe, efficient transportation systems and community amenities and realize their goals for the TH 212/CSAH 44 Interchange project.
City of Duluth Superior Street Reconstruction (in partnership with LHB) – Grand Award
As part of a consultant team, SRF led the streetscape/urban design and public involvement for the reconstruction of Duluth’s main street, Superior Street. Superior is the primary retail/commercial spine in downtown Duluth. Extensive public involvement was undertaken to arrive upon a preliminary design scheme that reinforces Superior as a signature street. The resulting design provides safe and convenient movement for pedestrians, transit, and vehicles while including bicycle facilities. Generous bump outs promote civic space for festivals, business events, outdoor dining, and leisure. The selection of materials reinforce a distinct identify reflective of Duluth, its history, and its values. Maintenance and operations needs such as snow removal and seasonal activities are integral to the design solution.
MnDOT Highway 52 Connected and Automated Vehicle Study – Honor Award
The Highway 52 CAV study facilitated conversations with regional transportation stakeholders to understand how CAV applications can benefit travelers and communities between the Twin Cities and Rochester. As part of this process, MnDOT engaged a team of transportation professionals involved in traffic safety and regional planning to help CAV experts understand the challenges along Highway 52. The project team then worked with key MnDOT staff, national CAV leaders, and industry representatives to develop potential CAV applications for the Highway 52 corridor. These applications will help solve winter weather driving challenges and work zone safety concerns and advance safety, equity, accessibility, mobility, and sustainability on Highway 52.