(York, PA) Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. accepted the 2022 Design-Build Institute of America Mid-Atlantic Region
(DBIA-MAR) Honor Award for the Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway Interchange project during the awards ceremony on Thursday, November 10. The ceremony recognizes the best design-build projects in the region that demonstrate teamwork, effective schedule and cost performance, advanced and innovative project delivery, and design-build best practices.
The $60M Design-Build project for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) included the design and construction of a new interchange at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway, replacing an at-grade signalized intersection. Averaging 100,000 vehicles daily, the new interchange provides traffic congestion relief, improved safety and enhanced mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The Design-Build Team used an Alternate Technical Concept (ATC) for the single point urban interchange (SPUI). While most bridges for SPUI concept interchanges use steel girder superstructure, this project used an unconventional approach and designed a parallel, prestressed concrete framing system that increased the total bridge area, yet reduced both construction cost and schedule and improved long-term durability. This innovative design resulted in the widest bridge in Virginia without a longitudinal expansion joint.
Greg Andricos, president and coo of Wagman Heavy Civil comments, “Through collaboration with VDOT, Loudoun County and the Town of Leesburg, this project team and our partners safely delivered a high-quality interchange ahead of schedule. We commend them on their hard work and dedication to this project.”
The project also received the 2022 Engineering News Record (ENR) MidAtlantic Award of Merit, Highway/Bridge.
Wagman is a multi-faceted construction firm with major operations in heavy civil, general construction, and geotechnical construction services. Founded in 1902, Wagman is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. Wagman is a fourth generation, family-owned company with offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia and is headquartered in York, Pa. As a heavy civil contractor, Wagman is a nationally recognized leader within the industry. Wagman’s core competencies include: design-build, infrastructure, marine construction, modified concrete, grooving and grinding, and geotechnical construction services.
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