Boston – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named HDR as a winner of a 2018 Bronze Engineering Excellence Awards for work on the Thomas J. Butler Dedicated Freight Corridor and Memorial Park project in South Boston.
HDR of Boston was retained by the Massachusetts Port Authority to assist with the new park, which serves to solve the last-mile challenge for freight trucks accessing the port. The new haul road addresses long-term access needs and accommodates anticipated growth while the 4.2-acre memorial park will reduce noise and provide a visual buffer for adjacent residents.
By cleaning up the Coastal Oil brownfield on the project site and removing more than 1,000 trucks per day from a residential street, the project enhances the safety, future growth, and quality of life for residents; the on-budget, on-schedule project was heralded as a model for future development in South Boston.
The 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees Beth J. Larkin, PE, MBTA Assistant General Manager for Capital Delivery and Housamm (“Sam”) H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, MassPort Director of Capital Programs & Environmental Affairs.
“The awards honor this year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments in Massachusetts,” said ACEC/MA President Michael J. Scipione, PE President and CEO of Weston & Sampson Engineering, Inc. “They are excellent examples of how engineers create projects that improve our lives and communities. Professional engineers are dedicated to providing quality infrastructure, providing safe and reliable water and energy, and making our buildings safe and energy efficient. We congratulate our winners on their exceptional achievements.”