The $513.9-million Intercounty Connector (ICC), Contract C project in Maryland's Montgomery and Prince George's counties involved 3.8 miles of new six-lane roadway and 1.3 miles of improvements to U.S. Route 29.
In 2011, the Virginia Department of Transportation employed full-depth reclamation, cold central-plant recycling and cold in-place recycling to rebuild a 3.7-mile, two-lane section of southbound Interstate 81 near Staunton, Va.
The $92.2-million Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant Addition No. 7 helps protect water quality in the Chesapeake Bay by removing excess nutrients while allowing Howard County to meet its wastewater treatment demands through 2030.
Related Links: Engineering News Record Grand Performance on Best Projects An independent jury of design and construction professionals selected ENR's 2012 Best Projects in the MidAtlantic region. Entries were judged on five criteria: teamwork and overcoming challenges; safety; innovation and contribution; construction quality and craftsmanship; and function and aesthetic quality. The jury could select one Project of the Year and multiple Awards of Merit in each category. Jurors also picked a Best Overall Project from any category. Jurors abstained from voting on projects where there was a conflict of interest. This year, a jury of safety professionals also chose winners
Home to the Navy's Men's and Women's Rowing Teams, the newly renovated Hubbard Hall located at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis provides athletes with one-of-a-kind facilities to meet their training needs.
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Related Links: Engineering News Record More Pulse Items PlanningMarylandAnne Arundel County Public Schools is planning to replace Lothian Elementary School in Lothian. The project entails building a two-story, 85,340-sq-ft building. The target bid date is March 1, 2013, with construction expected to begin no later than June 2013 and be completed by June 2015. The project's value has been set at $27.4 million. Anne Arundel County Public Schools, 2644 Riva Rd., Annapolis, 21401. DR#09-00607654.Contracts/Bids/ProposalsPennsylvania
A new nightspot in Washington, D.C., is attracting a diverse set of customers thanks to the application of soundproofing measures to facilitate two different businesses with widely varying interior noise levels—a high-end restaurant and a nightclub.