Dupont Road Improvement Project Wins Merit Award

ACECIndianapolis, IN—The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana presented GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) with a 2020 Merit Award for the Dupont Road Improvement project, located in Fort Wayne, IN.

Highlights/Key Facts

About the Award

  • The award was presented to GAI on March 5, 2020, at the ACEC Indiana Engineering Excellence Awards luncheon at the Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel.
  • The annual ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards recognize engineering achievements by Indiana consulting engineering firms and highlight the important contributions engineering and education make to society.
  • GAI’s Scott Hornsby, PE, Vice President, and Michael Siffer, PE, PTOE, Transportation Technical Leader, accepted the award on behalf of the project team.

“GAI stepped up and exceeded expectations on the Dupont Road project; we’re a better community today as a result.”

Mayor Tom Henry, City of Fort Wayne, Indiana

About the Project

  • The nearly 2-mile Dupont Road project included the expansion of the roadway from two to four lanes, plus turn lanes, to access neighborhoods and businesses.
  • The project added sidewalks and trails connecting residents and businesses, new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps and crosswalks, new traffic and pedestrian signals, decorative lighting and landscaping, stormwater management updates including larger pipes, and new water mains to increase capacity.
  • A pedestrian/bicycle underpass that offers users continuous access to the popular Pufferbelly Trail—previously interrupted by the Dupont Road vehicle lanes without a safe crossing point—is a standout feature of the project.
  • The structure’s walls feature a landscaped, stepped design that adds an attractive visual element at the project area’s center point.

“GAI was honored to accept this Merit Award from ACEC Indiana for the Dupont Road Improvement project. We were thrilled to be involved with this project for the City of Fort Wayne and to see how the finished product benefits the local community.”

Michael Siffer, PE, PTOE, Transportation Technical Leader, GAI Consultants

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