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In addition to TPD being recognized for its workplace practices, TPD’s quality engineering services have also been recognized by the following industry organizations:

Recent Years:

Montgomery Awards
2016 Excellence in Planning and Design

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
East Norriton Township, Montgomery County, PA

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery project image

The Einstein Medical Center Montgomery is a new regional medical center in East Norriton Township, Montgomery County, PA and is part of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network. The center consists of a 380,000 s.f., 190-bed hospital with 1,000 employees as well as a 75,000 s.f. medical office building. For this project, TPD provided the Traffic Impact Study for the site and several conceptual roadway improvement plans to minimize the impacts of the roadway improvements.

Project Description: Einstein Medical Center Montgomery





Montgomery Awards
2016 Excellence in Planning and Design

The Courts at Spring Mill Station
Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA

The courts at spring mill station project photo

The Courts at Spring Mill Station is a 7.8-acre, 4-story Transit-Oriented Development, including 385 apartments, parking, and recreational activities. It is located just steps from SEPTA’s Spring Mill Station and the Schuylkill River Trail, offering convenient travel for those who live and work nearby. For the project, TPD provided transportation planning, roadway design, and project management services.





Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA)
2016 Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award

Church Road Bridge (County Bridge #282) Replacement Project
Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, PA

Church Road Bridge (County Bridge #282) Replacement Project Image

The Church Road Bridge (County Bridge #282) over Valley Creek connects Yellow Springs Road to Swedesford Road and acts as a connection to multiple major state roadways, including the PA Turnpike, Route 29, and US 202. Additionally, it connects various residential communities, a church, and multiple business parks. Rurally located, it is adjacent to a historic open space which included trees protected by the Open Lands Conservancy. For this project, TPD provided engineering design services.

Project Description: Church Road Bridge (County Bridge #282) Replacement Project





Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD), Susquehanna Chapter
2015/2016 Outstanding New or Reconstructed Short Span Bridge
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Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal
2015 Best Engineering Project Winner

S.R. 0581, Sec. 067 over 10th Street Design-Build Accelerated Superstructure Replacement
Lemoyne Borough, Cumberland County, PA

S.R. 0581, Sec. 067 over 10th street Design-Build accelerated superstructure replacement project image

The structurally deficient Route 581 Bridge over 10th Street was completely replaced in just four weekends. For this project, TPD worked with contractor J.D. Eckman, Inc. to deliver the project via design-build. The original three-span superstructure was built in 1985 and is a mainline interstate highway bridge.

The heavily-traveled state route filters motorists into and out of Harrisburg and carries approximately 86,000 vehicles per day. Due to its high importance, TPD knew our team had to come up with a solution that would dramatically reduce impacts to the surrounding areas, while continuing to allow traffic to pass to and from the State’s capitol. An accelerated design-build replacement was the only solution we knew would fit the bill. Per Leslie Richards, PennDOT Secretary, this solution ended up “saving motorists roughly a year and a half of full-time traffic disruptions.”

TPD’s structural design services included the design of precast steel beam/concrete deck sections constructed off-site, just a short distance away. These sections were transported and erected into place, and completed with accelerated closure pours and latex modified concrete overlay finishing. Traffic control design included development of directional interstate weekend closures, including detour signage, in-depth community outreach, and development of an incident management plan. This complex accelerated bridge replacement was completed over various weekends in June/July 2015.

Project Description: S.R. 0581, Sec. 067 over 10th Street Design-Build Accelerated Superstructure Replacement





Communities in Motion, a GVF TMA Foundation
2015 Park, Recreation, or Open Space Category Award Winner

Roadway Improvements on Valley Road
Abington Township, Montgomery County, PA

Roadway Improvements on Valley Road project image

Valley Road provides a link between two important transportation corridors in Eastern Montgomery County – Old York Road and Welsh Road, as well as links between commercial and residential centers and SEPTA’s regional rail service. Prior to the completion of the project, Valley Road provided a three-lane cross-section, including a two-way center turn lane. By performing a “lane diet,” the number of existing lanes were maintained but narrowed in width to provide 5-foot wide bicycle lanes on each side of the roadway. These new lanes now provide safer conditions for bicycle travel and set the stage for future connections and enhancements throughout the Township. While the lane itself is only two (2) miles long, it provides several lessons and has sparked interest in an expanded network. The Abington Township Bicycle Master Plan now proposes more than 47 miles of on-road and off-road bicycle routes through the Township.





Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
2015 Lehigh Valley Transportation Project Winner

Main Street Bridge over S.R. 0033
Palmer Township, Northampton County, PA

Main Street Bridge over S.R. 0033 project image

The Route 33 Charles Chrin Interchange Project involved construction of a new full-diamond highway interchange, bridge overpass and associated improvements at the existing crossing of PA Rt. 33 and Main Street in the northern end of Palmer Township. The interchange is at the center of an 800-acre site that will be developed as a mixed-use development containing industrial, distribution, office and retail components, known as the Chrin Commerce Centre. The project is a model example of a public-private partnership, representing cooperation and collaboration between a private developer and various levels of government through all stages of the project, from planning to funding to construction. TPD provided construction management and inspection services for this project.

Project Description: Main Street Bridge over S.R. 0033





Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal:
Favorite Engineering Project of 2014

PPL Center Sports Arena
City of Allentown, Lehigh County, PA

PPL Center Sports Arena project image

The Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal recognized the PPL Center Sports Arena as their "Favorite Engineering Project of 2014". TPD provided transportation planning services for the project, which has contributed to the further revitalization of downtown Allentown.

Project Description: PPL Center Sports Arena









Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers Philadelphia Chapter:
2014 Notable Engineering Achievement Award

Route 29 Roadway Improvement Project (SR 0029, Section AL2)
Charlestown Township, Chester County, PA

Route 29 Roadway Improvement aerial photo

The Philadelphia Chapter of PSPE named TPD’s Route 29 Roadway Improvement Project the Notable Engineering Achievement Award winner in their 2014 awards competition. The corridor serves as the major connector route between various corporate centers, surrounding residential communities and Route 202 as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Route 29 Slip Ramp to the south. As a result, Route 29 carries approximately 15,000 vehicles per day. Due to these high volumes and directional splits, the associated signalized intersections were experiencing significant traffic delays during both the AM and PM Peak Hours. TPD provided transportation engineering services for this approximately two-mile roadway design project which alleviated traffic delays by widening the roadway for additional through lanes and turning lanes, while improving the operation of the traffic signal equipment.

Project Description: Route 29 Improvement Project (S.R. 0029, Section AL2)


Past Years:

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Grand Jury Award

Limekiln Pike over Little Neshaminy Creek Bridge Rehabilitation, Montgomery & Horsham Townships, Montgomery County, PA

The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award

Route 422 and Associated Improvements near Exeter Commons project, Exeter Township of Berks County, PA

Association of Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) Outstanding New Short Span(s) Bridge Award

Washington Township Boulevard Bridge crossing the East Branch of Antietam Creek, Washington Township, Franklin County, PA

Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award

Route 29 Roadway Improvements project, Collegeville Borough, Montgomery County, PA

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Road and Bridge Safety Award

Route 82 Roundabout, East Marlborough Township, Chester County, PA

Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) Notable Engineering Achievement Award

Route 82 Roundabout, East Marlborough Township, Chester County, PA

Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award

Pottstown Pedestrian Underpass, Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County, PA

American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Project of the Year Award

Pottstown Pedestrian Underpass, Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County, PA