October 28, 2011
from The Sentinel
Carlisle, Pennsylvania’s road diet project has garnered kudos for its designer, Dewberry.
The Mid-Atlantic Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MASITE) announced that the project was named the 2011 MASITE Project of the Year for Small to Medium Scale Projects (under $5 million).
The project was designed by Dewberry’s local office in Carlisle.
According to Dewberry, the major project objectives included calming traffic and enhancing Carlisle’s small town feeling; reducing accidents; promoting walking and bicycling; maximizing downtown business success; improving parking access; and reducing truck traffic in the downtown area.
This was accomplished through lane reductions; major traffic signal upgrades, including the first full implementation of the InSync adaptive signal system in Pennsylvania; dedicated street space for bikes; curb extensions; ADA curb ramps; and pedestrian signals enhancements.
Established in 1956, Dewberry providing architecture, engineering, and management and consulting services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. The firm is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., and has more than 40 locations nationwide. To learn more, go to www.dewberry.com.