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US-90 Project Earns Grand and People’s Choice Awards from ACEC of Mississippi

PASCAGOULA, MS — The Garver-led safety and construction design for US-90 was recently honored with both the Grand Award and the People’s Choice Award during the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Mississippi Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA).

The Mississippi Department of Transportation selected Garver to conduct a comprehensive traffic and safety evaluation of US-90, located in the urban area of Pascagoula, in order to construct a safer highway. After analyzing over 1,000 crash reports to understand the best course of action for the corridor, Garver implemented an innovative systematic access management approach that it branded as a “Hybrid Superstreet,” which improves traffic flow and decreases angle crashes.

“Although the goal of this project was to improve safety within the corridor, our designs also took into account mobility and future growth in the community,” said Garver Transportation Project Manager Wayne Black, PE. “Ultimately, that’s what we’re building toward: a community that is safer and better equipped for the future.”

In addition to US-90 being honored during the EEAs, the Mississippi Engineering Society honored Garver during its winter meeting. Steve Haynes, who delivered transportation infrastructure solutions for more than 40 years before retiring from Garver in 2020, was awarded the 2022 Distinguished Engineer Award, and Senior Transportation Project Manager David Seal, PE, won the 2022 Engineer of the Year Award. As a firm, Garver was also honored with the Private Practice Professional Development Award.

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