Wallace Montgomery (WM) is honored to receive the County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) Mid-Size Project of the Year Award for our work on the Dutchman’s Lane Improvements Project in Talbot County, MD. This award recognizes a county project budgeted between $1M-$5M that demonstrates responsiveness to the community’s needs, cost-effectiveness, and innovation in using the county’s staff and funds.
The Dutchman’s Lane project occurred in two stages: One stage entailed designing a culvert replacement as part of a broader roadway widening project for the Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program. The second, most recent stage, added sidewalk along the entirety of Dutchman’s Lane. This second stage also included adding SWM best management practices facilities that featured permeable sidewalk, grass swales, and a bio-retention facility. It also required roadway reconstruction and resurfacing, as well as making drainage improvements that incorporate new SWM filters that are being piloted by local agencies.
The culvert replacement project was separated from the roadway project since the final design and construction was funded through economic stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Stage two was constructed via funding from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program.
We worked extensively with the County and with local emergency responders to ensure that our design maintained access to an assisted living facility during the construction phase of the project.