KLJ awarded 2019 Outstanding Project Design by NDSPE

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KLJ awarded 2019 Outstanding Project Design by NDSPE

KLJ was recently awarded the 2019 Outstanding Project Design Award by North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers (NDSPE) for work on the Sheyenne Street/I-94 Interchange Reconstruction project in West Fargo, ND. 

The award recognizes an engineering firm in the state of North Dakota and is based on engineering design content of a project completed or under construction in the current year. Consideration is given to how the project employs innovative or state of the art engineering practices making the project unique.

KLJ served as the prime consultant on the project, working closely with the City of West Fargo and the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The five-mile corridor of Sheyenne Street required some distinct design solutions which included capacity and safety enhancements, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, traffic calming measures and an innovative interchange solution. 

The team developed a Modified Single Point Urban Interchange (MSPUI) design to address the unique travel patterns of Sheyenne Street. Construction of the project was completed in November 2019 and resulted in 60 percent less traffic delay and reduced total crash potential by 60 percent. Overall, this one-of-a-kind design, improves traffic flow on this highly traveled corridor.