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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HONORED AT ANNUAL MARYLAND QUALITY INITIATIVE (MDQI) CONFERENCE IN BALTIMORE

MDOT Projects Win 16 MdQI Awards of Excellence for Projects and Planning Studies Completed in 2018; MD 404 Widening Project, BWI Marshall Cargo Facility Expansion Receive Multiple Honors  

(February 7, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has received new honors for delivering outstanding transportation projects throughout the state. Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn and MDOT Business Unit executives last week proudly accepted 16 of 21 Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) Awards of Excellence presented for transportation-related planning studies and transportation projects completed in 2018.

The MdQI consortium of public sector transportation agencies and private sector industry associations hosted the annual awards presentation January 31 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

“We have some of the most talented people in the country right here in Maryland and these projects demonstrate the innovative ways they are changing our transportation network for the better,” said Secretary Rahn.

Projects earning accolades included: MDOT State Highway Administration’s (MDOT SHA) $110.7 million project to widen MD 404 between US 50 and East Holly Road in Talbot, Queen Anne and Caroline counties won three awards, including the MdQI Project of the Year. The MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration’s (MDOT MAA) $10.5 million project to expand cargo operations at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Anne Arundel County also won three awards (list of categories and winners attached).

“These awards underscore our agency’s commitment to delivering excellence in our work as well as our relationships with our partners and customers,” MDOT SHA Administrator Greg Slater said. “We are honored that the MdQI awards panel recognized the talent, hard work and dedication of the men and women in our agency.”     

A panel of experts representing public and private sectors of the transportation industry evaluated the 2018 Award of Excellence nominations. Criteria included: design, specification compliance, traffic maintenance, cooperation, contract administration, materials compliance, production equipment, erosion and sediment control, project management, adherence to schedules, subcontracting and overall project quality.

This year, awards were presented in the following categories: Planning (project development); Green/Sustainability/Environmental; Partnering (private /public sector teams); MBE/WBE Award; Subcontractor Award; Modal Awards for State and County agencies; Project of the Year Under $5 Million; Project of the Year Over $5 Million.           

MDOT is comprised of five business units and one Authority:  the Secretary’s Office, State Highway Administration, Maryland Transit Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Aviation Administration and the Maryland Transportation Authority. This unique approach provides the state’s leadership with the ability to develop a coordinated and balanced approach to transportation. MDOT’s mission is to be a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent, and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities.

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

The MdQI consortium includes: MDOT, the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA),

American Council of Engineering Companies - Maryland (ACEC), Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT), County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM), USDOT Federal Highway Administration - Maryland Division (FHWA), Maryland Asphalt Association (MAA), the Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association (MRMCA), and the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association.

For more information on MDOT and the transportation business units, follow us on Twitter @mdotnews or visit our website, www.mdot.maryland.gov

For more information on MdQI, visit the website www.mdqi.org.

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MdQI Annual Awards of Excellence for 2018
Awards Presented at the Annual Conference in Baltimore on January 31, 2019

Planning Award
 
Regional Training Facility – BWI Marshall Airport
Agency:   MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA)
Project:   Multi-use Training Campus
Location:   BWI Marshall Airport
Cost:    $200,000
County/City:   Anne Arundel County
Firms:   AECOM - Hunt Valley, MD
 
MBE/WBE Award
 
Substructure and Superstructure Repairs to Various Bridges on I-95
Agency:   MDOT Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)
Project:   Repairs to structures
Location:   21 bridges along I-95 in Harford County from Mile Markers 68.3 to 90.3
Cost:    $3,850,000
County/City:   Harford County
Firms:   SAP Contracting Corporation - Falls Church, VA

Subcontractor Award
 
Midfield Cargo Apron Improvements
Agency:   MDOT MAA
Project:   Expansion of cargo operations to accommodate a new cargo tenant
Location:   BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Cost:    $10,540,000
County/City:   Anne Arundel County
Firms:   Stella May Contracting, Inc. - Edgewood, MD
 
Green/Sustainability/Environmental Award
 
Rutland Road Fish Passage
Agency:   County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) / Anne Arundel County
Project:   Replacing culverts with a bridge structure
Location:   South of MD 450 / Rutland Road Intersection
Cost:    $1,850,000
County/City:   Anne Arundel County
Firms:   Whitman, Requardt & Associates – Baltimore, MD
            Wallace Montgomery – Cockeysville, MD
            Corinthian Contractors – Upper Marlboro, MD
 
Partnering Awards
 
Gold

 
US 50 from MD 70 to MD 2 / 450 including Median Barrier Replacement and Lane Reconfiguration on US 50 over the Severn River
Agency:   MDOT State Highway Administration (SHA)
Project:   Open four lanes on US 50 eastbound and three lanes on US 50 westbound
Location:   US 50 from MD 70 to MD 2 / 450
Cost:    $18,335,000
County/City:   Anne Arundel County
Firms:   Wilson T. Ballard Co., Inc. - Owings Mills, MD
            Fay, an i+icon USA Company - Glen Burnie, MD
 
Silver

 
Midfield Cargo Apron Improvements
Agency:   MDOT MAA
Project:   Expansion of cargo operations to accommodate a new cargo tenant
Location:   BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Cost:    $10,540,000
County/City:  Anne Arundel County
Firms:   ADCI – Ellicott City, MD
            Michael Baker International – Linthicum Heights, MD
            Parsons Transportation Group – Baltimore, MD
            P. Flanigan & Sons – Baltimore, MD

Bronze

 
Maryland Route 404 – US 50 to East Holly Road
Agency:   MDOT SHA
Project:   Road widening
Location:   Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Caroline Counties
Cost:    $110,760,000
County/City:   Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Caroline Counties

Firms:   Wallace Montgomery – Cockeysville, MD
            JMT – Hunt Valley, MD
            RK&K – Baltimore, MD
            Wagman Heavy Civil – York, PA
            KCI Technologies – Sparks, MD
            McCormick Taylor – Baltimore, MD
            David A. Bramble, Inc. – Chestertown, MD
            Allan Myers – Fallston, MD
            Century Engineering – Hunt Valley, MD

Modal Awards (Under $5 Million)

Agency: MDOT SHA
MD 355 Bridge over the Monocacy River Emergency Repairs
Project:   Emergency bridge repair
Location:  Bridge on MD 355 over the Monocacy River
Cost:    $691,000
County/City:   Frederick County
Firms:   GPI – Columbia, MD
            PDI Sheetz – Linthicum Heights, MD

Agency: BCDOT
Reconnecting West Baltimore/Fulton Avenue Bridge over US 40
Project:   Provide mixed-use path and bike loop
Location:   Fulton Ave. to N. Calhoun St. along W. Mulberry St. and W. Franklin St. in Baltimore City
Cost:    $4,190,000
County/City:   Baltimore City
Firms:   RK&K – Baltimore, MD
            M. Luis Construction – Silver Spring, MD

Agency: MDOT MTA
Emergency Repairs for Baltimore Light Rail
Project:   Emergency repairs to north and southbound tracks in Linthicum Heights, MD
Location:   Linthicum Heights, MD
Cost:    $2,640,000
County/City:   Anne Arundel County
Firms:   STV – Douglassville, PA
            Gannett Fleming – Baltimore, MD
            Brawner Builders – Hunt Valley, MD

Agency: MDOT MDTA
Substructure and Superstructure Repairs to Various Bridges on I-95
Project:   Repairs to bridges
Location:   21 bridges along I-95 in Harford County from MM 64.4 to MM 90.3
Cost:    $43,840,000
County/City:   Harford County
Firms:   SAP Contracting Corp. – Falls Church, VA
              Whitman, Requardt & Associates – Baltimore, MD
              STV – Douglassville, PA
              Martins Construction – Falls Church, VA

Agency: MDOT MAA
ATCT (FAA Tower) HVAC for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Project:   Replacing main HVAC system
Location:   BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Cost:    $412,000
County/City:   Anne Arundel County
Firms:   Hill International, Inc. – Philadelphia, PA
            Baltimore Contractors, Inc. – Glen Burnie, MD

Agency: County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) / Baltimore County
Tufton Roundabout
Project:   Construct roundabout to improve safety and congestion of traffic flow
Location:   Tufton Avenue/Greenspring Avenue/Worthington Avenue intersection
Cost:    $1.1 million
County/City:   Baltimore County
Firms:   McCormick Taylor – Baltimore, MD
            Kinsley Construction – York, PA

Modal Awards (Over $5 Million)

Agency:  MDOT SHA
MD 404 – US 50 to East Holly Road
Project:   Roadway widening
Location:   Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline counties
Cost:    $110,760,000
County/City:   Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline counties
Firms:   Wallace, Montgomery – Cockeysville, MD
               JMT – Hunt Valley, MD
               RK&K – Baltimore, MD
               Wagman Heavy Civil – York, PA
                KCI Technologies – Sparks, MD
                McCormick Taylor – Baltimore, MD
                David A. Bramble, Inc. – Chestertown, Allan Myers – Fallston, MD - Century Engineering – Hunt Valley, MD

Agency:  MDOT MPA
Dundalk Marine Terminal Berth 11-12 Upgrades
Project:   Upgrade and rehabilitation
Location:   Dundalk Marine Terminal - Dundalk, MD
Cost:    $7,575,000
County/City:   Baltimore County
Firms:   WBCM Construction Services – Baltimore, MD
            Marine Technologies, Inc. – Baltimore, MD

Agency: MDOT MDTA
Substructure and Superstructure Rehabilitation to Various Bridges on I-895 North of I-695 to Tunnel and I-895 Spur
Project:   Repair and rehabilitation of 16 structures
Location:   I-895 north of I-695 to tunnel and I-895 spur
Cost:    $6,720,000
County/City:   Baltimore City
Firms:   Stantec – Laurel, MD
            Martins Construction – Falls Church, VA

Agency: CEAM / Prince George’s County
Contee Road Realignment and Reconstruction
Project:  Realignment and reconstruction of roadway
Location:   Contee Road, PG County
Cost:    $13,180,000
County/City:   Prince George’s County
Firms:   McCormick Taylor- Baltimore, MD
               RK&K – Baltimore, MD
               Rustler Construction, Inc. – Rosaryville, MD

Agency: MDOT MAA
Midfield Cargo Apron Improvements
Project:   Expansion of cargo operations to accommodate a new cargo tenant
Location:   BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
Cost:    $10,540,000
County/City: Anne Arundel County
Firms:   ADCI – Ellicott City, MD
              Michael Baker International – Linthicum Heights, MD
              Parsons Transportation Group – Baltimore, MD
              P. Flanigan & Sons – Baltimore, MD
 
Agency: BCDOT
Saint Paul Place and Preston Gardens
Project:   Wall restoration
Location:  St. Paul Place from Saratoga Street to Orleans Street (US 40)
Cost:    $6,580,000
County/City:   Baltimore City
Firms:   JMT – Hunt Valley, MD
         Monumental Paving & Excavating, Inc. – Baltimore, MD

Project of the Year (Under $5 Million)
 
Agency: MDOT SHA
MD 355 Bridge over the Monocacy River Emergency Repairs
Project:   Emergency bridge repair
Location:   Bridge on MD 355 over the Monocacy River
Cost:    $691,000
County/City:   Frederick County
Firms:   GPI – Columbia, MD
            PDI Sheetz – Linthicum Heights, MD

Project of the Year (Over $5 Million)
 
Agency:  MDOT SHA
MD 404 – US 50 to East Holly Road
Project:   Roadway widening
Location:   Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Caroline counties
Cost:    $110,760,000
County/City:   Talbot, Queen Anne’s and Caroline Counties
Firms:   Wallace, Montgomery – Cockeysville, MD
              JMT – Hunt Valley, MD
               RK&K – Baltimore, MD
               Wagman Heavy Civil – York, PA
               KCI Technologies – Sparks, MD
               McCormick Taylor – Baltimore, MD
               David A. Bramble, Inc. – Chestertown, MD
               Allan Myers – Fallston, MD
               Century Engineering – Hunt Valley, MD
 
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