The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) named Skelly and Loy as the 2020 Studies, Research and Consulting Projects winner for the completion of the Modernizing a Process: I-83 North York Widening Environmental Assessment Project, at the organization’s annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence gala at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square.
“Skelly and Loy’s participation enhanced the completion of this complex project,” said Leeann Sherman, executive director of ACEC/PA. “The collaboration between Skelly and Loy and other key stakeholders set a precedent for future state projects to grab the attention of the public audience.”
The Federal Highway Administration released a technical advisory in 1987, emphasizing that the goal of the NEPA process is to make better decisions, not more documentation. More than 30 years later, the I-83 North York Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) was published in August 2019. The EA is compact and crisp, supported by digital technical files. Visually appealing infographics, maps, photos and text boxes are sprinkled throughout the document, allowing the EA to easily convey complex content to a public audience. The I-83 North York Widening EA will set the standard for the future, both in PennDOT District 8-0 and statewide.