Meade Avenue Relocation Recognized with Dauphin County Premier Project Award

Posted On On: January 26, 2016 Categories Filed Under: Member News

The Dauphin County Planning Commission honored the Meade Avenue Relocation project at its 4th Annual Premier Projects Award Ceremony on January 12, 2016.

HRG served as the civil engineer for this project, which involved reconstructing and upgrading one mile of University Drive and relocating Meade Avenue.  These improvements increased safety on the Penn State Harrisburg campus by providing an alternate route for truck traffic that had previously crossed through campus to access the Capital Business Center.

The project was one phase of a long-term transportation planning effort in which HRG worked with diverse stakeholders from the university, Lower Swatara Township, the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority, Jednota Estates and others to address conflicting traffic patterns that were limiting economic development in the area and endangering safety.

It was chosen for recognition in the Infrastructure category because it demonstrates the link between infrastructure and economic development while providing an example of how to achieve consensus among community groups with diverse and seemingly incompatible needs.

Chris Bauer, the project’s engineering manager, said, “We want to congratulate Lower Swatara Township for their leadership and initiative in bringing these groups together for the betterment of the community.  We are proud to be a part of the improvements this long-term planning is bringing to the region.”

 

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