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MDOT WINS 14 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FOR OUTSTANDING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

(Hanover, MD) – At its 25th annual training conference last night in Baltimore, the Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) Consortium leadership last night recognized the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) for delivering outstanding transportation projects. The MdQI Consortium, which includes private sector industry associations and public-sector transportation agencies, gave 14 of 21 MdQI Awards of Excellence to MDOT transportation professionals for planning studies, programs and construction projects completed in 2017.  Additionally, two private sector firms received awards for their work on MDOT projects.

“These awards show MDOT professionals and our private sector partners are working hard for all Marylanders to deliver the best transportation network in the world,” said MDOT Secretary Pete K. Rahn.

MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) received two awards for its project to provide a connector between Concourses C and D and a new security checkpoint at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.  MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) received two awards for its project to replace the deck (riding surface) on the MD 546 Bridge over I-68 in Garrett County.

“The Maryland Quality Initiative, for 25 years, has served as the forum to bring state and private industry together with a shared vision of improving the quality of Maryland’s transportation system," said Dan Cheng, Co-Chair of the MdQI Steering Committee. “The Awards of Excellence recognizes the quality, collaboration and innovation of our transportation partners each year.”

MDOT is comprised of five business units and one Authority:  The Secretary’s Office, MDOT SHA, MDOT Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA), Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), MDOT MAA and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA). This unique set-up provides MDOT leaders the ability to develop a coordinated and balanced approach to transportation.

MdQI is dedicated to continuous quality improvement in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Maryland’s transportation system. MdQI was founded by state and private sector representatives in 1993. The group has expanded its mission and activities to include MDOT transportation business units, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), local government transportation agencies, and industry associations.

For more information on MDOT and the transportation business units, follow MDOT on Twitter @MDOTNews or visit www.mdot.maryland.gov.  For more information on MdQI, visit www.mdqi.org.

MdQI awards list below (courtesy: MdQI)
 
Planning Award
Tie – Two winners:
US 219 from I-68 to Meyersdale PA - PEL/NEPA Planning Study
Agency:  MDOT State Highway Administration
Project: Four-lane divided highway construction
Location: Project Limits: US 219 from I-68 Interchange to Meyersdale, PA
Study Cost: $2,300,000
County/City: Garrett County
Firms: McCormick Taylor, Inc. - Baltimore, MD
       Dewberry - Owings Mills, MD

BaltimoreLink Planning and Program Management

Agency: MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
Location: Baltimore City and Metropolitan Area
Program Cost: $135,000,000
County/City: Baltimore City and Metropolitan Area
Firm: WSP USA Inc. - Baltimore, MD           
Priority Construction Co. for MDOT MAA Project: Concourse E Extension - Site Work
at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Agency: MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration
Construction Cost: $19,000,000
County/City: Anne Arundel County
Firm: Priority Construction Co. - Baltimore, MD

Subcontractor Award

Baldwin Line Construction Co. for MDOT SHA Project: New Market Community Safety Enhancement on MD 144
Agency: MDOT State Highway Administration
Project: Urban reconstruction
Location: MD 144 from West of Royal Oak Drive to Bye Alley
Construction Cost: $7,000,000
County/City: Frederick County
Firm: Baldwin Line Construction Co. - Elkridge, MD

Green/Sustainability/Environmental Award

Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Agency: MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration
Location: BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Program Cost:$3,300,000
County/City: Anne Arundel County
Firms: Airport Design Consultants - Ellicott City, MD
       AECOM - Hunt Valley, MD
       Michael Baker International - Linthicum Heights, MD
       WSP USA Inc. - Baltimore, MD       
       Whiting-Turner - Baltimore, MD

Partnering: Construction - Gold Award

I-695 Widening from MD 41 to MD 147

Agency: MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration
Project: Interchange reconstruction/replacement of the old Harford Road Bridge,
and Auxiliary lane lengthening.
Location: Project Limits: I-695 from MD 41 to MD 147
Bid Cost: $23,718,420
County/City: Baltimore County
Firms: JMT - Hunt Valley, MD
       The Six-M Company - Delta, PA

Partnering: Construction - Silver Award

MD 180/MD 351 from Crestwood Boulevard to Structure No. 10149

Project: Turn lane construction, widening and access imporvements
Agency: MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration
Location: Project Limits: MD 180/MD 351 from Crestwood Boulevard to US 15
Bid Cost: $4,437,643
County/City: Frederick County
Firms: Pleasants Paving – Frederick, MD

Partnering: Construction - Bronze Award

Concourse D/E Connector and Security Checkpoint
  
Agency: Maryland Aviation Administration
Location: BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Bid Cost: $104,000,000
County: Anne Arundel County
Firms: Whiting-Turner - Baltimore, MD
       AECOM - Hunt Valley, MD

Partnering: Non-Construction Award

Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel Replacement - NEPA Study

Agency: MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
Location: AMTRAK Pennsylvania Station to West Baltimore MARC Station along AMTRAK Northeast Corridor/MARC Penn Line
Study Cost: N/A
County/City: Baltimore City
Firms: HNTB - Arlington, VA
       RK&K - Baltimore, MD
       Parsons - Baltimore, MD
       WSP USA Inc. - Baltimore, MD

Baltimore City DOT Award – Project Under $5 Million

Cherry Hill Light Rail Station Area Enhancements
Agency: Baltimore City DOT
Bid Cost: $1,400,000
County/City: Baltimore City
Firms: McCormick Taylor - Baltimore, MD
       Civil Construction, LLC – Hyattsville, MD

County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) Award Project Under $5 Million

Replacement of Cedarville Road Bridge over Mattawoman Creek
Agency: CEAM Prince Georges County
Bid Cost:$2,300,000
County/City: Prince Georges County
Firms: Wilson T. Ballard Company - Owings Mills, MD
       JMT - Hunt Valley, MD
       Rustler Construction, Inc. - Rosaryville, MD

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Award – Project Under $5 Million 
      
MDTA On-Call Signs, Sign Lights, and Sign Structures

Agency: MDTA
Location: All Transportation Authority Facilities (Toll Roads)
Bid Cost: $2,200,000
County/City: Statewide
Firms: Collison Inc. -  Chester County, PA
       The Marksmen Co. - Baltimore, MD

MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration Award – Project Under $5 Million

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport - Terminal Exterior Graphics

Agency: MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration
Location: BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Bid Cost: $400,000
County/City: Anne Arundel County
Firms: Airport Design Consultants - Ellicott City, MD
       JMT - Hunt Valley, MD
       Parsons Infrastructure- Baltimore, MD
       Baltimore Contractors- Glen Burnie, MD

MDOT Maryland Transit Administration Award – Project Under $5 Million

BaltimoreLink: West Baltimore Bus Transfer Facility

Agency: MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
Bid Cost: $4,700,000
County/City: Baltimore City
Firms: WSP USA Inc. - Baltimore, MD
       AECOM - Hunt Valley, MD
       Southern Improvement Company, Inc. – Hunt Valley, MD

MdQI Maryland State Highway Administration Award - Project Under $5 Million

Deck Replacement on MD 546 Bridge over I-68

Agency: MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration
Project: Bridge deck replacement
Bid Cost: $3,300,000
County/City: Garrett County
Firms: Wallace Montgomery - Cockeysville, MD
       East Coast Bridge – Nitro, WV

MdQI County Engineers Association of Maryland Award – Project Over $5 Million

Ellicott City Flood: Initial Response and Recovery

Agency: CEAM / Howard County
Bid Cost: $12,000,000
County/City: Howard County
Firms: KCI Technologies - Sparks, MD
       Wallace Montgomery - Cockeysville, MD
       McCormick Taylor - Baltimore, MD
       Allan Myers – Fallston, MD
       HTI - Finksburg, MD

Concourse D/E Connector and Security Checkpoint at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Agency: MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration
Location: BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Bid Cost: $104,000,000
County: Anne Arundel County
Firms: Airport Design Consultants, Inc. - Ellicott City, MD
       AECOM - Hunt Valley, MD
       WSP - Baltimore, MD
       Whiting-Turner- Baltimore, MD

MdQI MDOT Maryland Transit Administration Award – Project Over $5 Million

Baltimore MDOT MTA Main Shop and A/C Shop

Agency: MDOT Maryland Transit Administration
Location: Baltimore City
Bid Cost: $33,000,000
County: Baltimore City
Firms:  Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP - Baltimore, MD
        W.M. Schlosser Company- Hyattsville, MD

MdQI MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration Award – Project Over $5 Million

US 301 at MD 304 Improvements
Agency: MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration
Project: Interchange construction
Bid Cost: $30,000,000
County: Queen Anne’s County
Firms:  Wallace Montgomery - Cockeysville, MD
        David A. Bramble, Inc. - Chestertown, MD

MdQI Project of the Year – Project Under $5 Million

Deck Replacement on MD 546 Bridge over I-68

Agency: MDOT Maryland State Highway Administration
Project: Bridge deck replacement
Bid Cost: $3,300,000
County: Garrett County
Firms: Wallace Montgomery - Cockeysville, MD
       East Coast Bridge - Nitro, WV

MdQI Project of the Year – Project Over $5 Million

Ellicott City Flood: Initial Response and Recovery
                         
Agency: CEAM / Howard County
Bid Cost: $12,000,000
County/City: Howard County
Firms: KCI Technologies - Sparks, MD
       Wallace Montgomery - Cockeysville, MD
       McCormick Taylor - Baltimore, MD
       Allan Myers – Fallston, MD
       HTI - Finksburg, MD

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