MBP’s Dominion Boulevard Improvement Project Selected as the APWA Mid-Atlantic Transportation Project of the Year

The City of Chesapeake Department of Public Works was presented this morning with the 2017 American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Project of the Year Award for the Dominion Boulevard Improvement Project. The award was given in the Transportation, more that $75 million category at the APWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference and Equipment Show in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The City of Chesapeake, Virginia, is the sole owner of this $345 million major corridor improvement project, which is also the largest locally administered project in Virginia’s history. The project consisted of replacing an existing two-lane draw span steel bridge with two parallel, two-lane, 95-foot high-rise fixed span bridges over the Elizabeth River and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The project also included widening the existing Dominion Boulevard from two lanes to four lanes along a 3.8-mile corridor, and installation of a state-of-the-art open road tolling system.

MBP provided turnkey construction management and inspection services on behalf of the City to include web-based project controls, on-site inspections, environmental compliance, shop fabrication inspections, material testing, public relations, budget management, CPM scheduling, and project closeout.

Project Statistics:

  • Approximately 10 miles of utilities have been relocated
  • 400,000 cubic yards of excavation
  • 1.2 million cubic yards of embankment fill
  • 5.8 million linear feet of wick drains
  • 65,000 cubic yards of cast-in-place concrete
  • 2000+ pre-cast concrete piles (157,500 linear feet – over 30 miles)
  • 66,400 linear feet of pre-cast concrete beams (over 13 miles)
  • 245,000 square feet of mechanically stabilized earth walls (retaining walls)
  • 36,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipe
  • 8 million pounds of reinforcing steel

“It was a privilege to support the City of Chesapeake with the delivery of this major, regional improvement project. We were able to meet the key goals of completing the project under budget and opening the entire corridor 111 days ahead of schedule,” states MBP’s Senior Vice President, Michael Prezioso, PE, CCM.

For more information on this project, click here.

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