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Alpha Receives Silver Award at Engineering Excellence Award Competition

December 23rd, 2013

Alpha Associates, Incorporated of Morgantown, Martinsburg, and Charleston, West Virginia was recently awarded a Silver Award in the Transportation category at the 2013 West Virginia Engineering Excellence Award Competition which took place on October 28, 2013 in Charleston.

On Friday, December 13th, staff members of Alpha Associates were on hand in Shepherdstown to deliver the Silver Award to administrators at Shepherd University. All plans for the Underpass were developed in conjunction with West Virginia Department of Highways staff so as to meet or exceed all traffic safety standards. The project also required the coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, Shepherd University and our two project consultants--Comfort Design, located in Winchester, Virginia, and Triad Engineering, whose Corporate office is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The project features an underpass connecting the east and west sides of the campus and eliminating the pedestrian crossing on Route 480 itself by raising the roadway and creating a pedestrian walkway underneath.

The underpass was completed in two phases. Phase I included a Feasibility Study to determine the practicality of a separated pedestrian flow, circulation and approaches to the underpass structure and how the new structure would be incorporated into the existing sidewalks and circulation paths while maintaining the campus' historic look.

Phase II included Final Design and Construction Documents for the Underpass based on the preferred option from the Feasibility Study. Alpha's design services included the underpass structure, roadways, retaining walls, sidewalks, steps, railings, water and sewer line relocations, storm water management, detour and overhead utility relocation.

Alpha Associates, Incorporated continues to become a stronger Architectural and Engineering force in West Virginia. Serving West Virginia clients since 1969, Alpha is proud of its ability to provide the area with projects that significantly impact the lives of West Virginians.

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