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ACEC/CT Awards Conn. Projects

Pump lineup at Lake Gaillard shoreline

Westfield, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Connecticut (ACEC/CT) named Tighe & Bond the Grand Award Winner during its recent 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony. Tighe & Bond received the award for The Great Hill Tunnel Pipeline Restoration project.

In late 2017, South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) detected a major leak in a critical transmission system known as the Great Hill Tunnel and Pipeline. Making the necessary Great Hill Tunnel system repairs required the creation of a temporary bypass system so water continued to flow from Lake Gaillard to the treatment facility. While the temporary bypass was in use, permanent repairs were made to the pipe and tunnel system.

Tighe & Bond’s role included engineering support and construction phase services associated with the Great Hill Tunnel Temporary Bypass System. The scope of work included assistance with the application for RWA’s Representative Policy Board (RPB) and its subsequent approval and assistance with oversight of the design and construction of the temporary bypass system.

Tighe & Bond was also honored alongside CDM Smith, Inc. with an Engineering Excellence Award for the redesign of Hebron Avenue with two modern roundabouts in the Town of Glastonbury, Conn. This project was in development by the town since 2014, and Tighe & Bond conducted a roundabout feasibility study for the Hebron Avenue corridor.

Tighe & Bond supported the town throughout the study phase making several presentations on the project benefits to the town council. Under the design phase, Tighe & Bond provided comprehensive roadway design services that focused on the House Street and Hebron Avenue modern roundabout. The design of the roundabouts has improved access and pedestrian mobility along the corridor and the town has experienced a significant drop in collisions at both roundabouts.