Lexington Bridge Project Wins Engineering Award

Lexington, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named TranSystems as a winner of its 2020 Silver Engineering Excellence Award for their design-build replacement of Route 2 over I-95 in Lexington.

The 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards were recently announced and will be celebrated at the 2021 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. The awards celebrate innovation, ingenuity, and excellence in engineering achievement.

TranSystems was the lead designer for the design-build replacement of the bridges carrying Route 2 over I-95, and drainage and safety improvements along two miles of I-95. This interchange serves 67,000 vehicles daily and abuts the Cambridge water supply, therefore mitigation of traffic and environmental impacts was a major requirement.

The bridge design accelerated construction with precast, modular, concrete abutments, the first use of this technique by MassDOT, avoiding more invasive deep foundations and facilitating work through the winter. TranSystems’ design also improved the Route 2 lane configuration to improve traffic flow for the thousands who travel this interchange daily.