2014 Silver Award Recipient 


County Road 57 / Bay Shore Road Reconstruction

Suffolk County Department of Public Works

Project involved the design of a $14 Million widening and reconstruction of 3.1 miles of an arterial highway from a two-lane facility to multi-lane facility at key intersections, including a continuous median left turn lane throughout the project, with shoulders and the full spectrum of NYSDOT Highway design services. Project included development of scoping alternatives, preparation of Expanded Project Proposal (EPP) and design services (Phases I-VI) including first order survey and mapping, environmental assessments, traffic analysis, signal design, pavement evaluation, development and evaluation of alignment alternatives, highway design and public participation.  Project also entailed significant drainage studies with upgrades to the positive drainage system and implementation of Best Management Practice (BMP) storm water treatment facilities including Infiltration Basins and a Sand Filter in an area adjacent to sensitive NYSDEC freshwater wetlands.  The project won an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

  • $14 million improvement of the 3.1 mile-long roadway

  • Reconfiguration of Parkway interchange to improve traffic flow and reduce accident rates

  • Construction of infiltration basins and a surface sand filter to improve the water quality of Sampawams Creek

  • Traffic signals were interconnected to minimize stops for through traffic and improve air quality