The MD 146 Dulaney Valley Road Drainage Structure Replacement project recently won a Partnering Award from the Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) during their annual conference. This award recognizes the successful use of partnering practices on a transportation-related project in Maryland. Jeremy Betz, PE, was present to accept the award on behalf of KCI.
The project involved the replacement of three existing pipe culverts approximately one-half mile apart with 60” x 38” horizontal elliptical reinforced concrete pipes. KCI prepared a qualitative assessment of maintenance of traffic options for construction to be completed, including a description of potential detour routes, a summary of the general origins and destinations of traffic in the MD 146 corridor, anticipated redistribution of traffic associated with a road closure or lane restrictions, and impacts to businesses and school bus routes. Our team then developed a traffic control plan with staged construction using flaggers while maintaining one lane of traffic, and a plan for the full closure of MD 146 with the use of a detour. The new pipe structures were constructed in the same location over a series of weekends. KCI successfully partnered with the MDOT SHA Office of Structures, MDOT SHA District 4 and Contractor Concrete General.
In addition, Dana Knight, PE, was honored with the Pierce J. Flanigan, III Award at the event in recognition of his decades of dedication and significant contributions to the transportation industry in the state of Maryland.