ACEC Missouri Presents HR Green with Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the Shackelford Road Improvements project
HR Green, Inc. (HR Green) was presented with the American Council of Engineering Companies Missouri (ACEC/MO) Honor Award for their work to make Shackelford Road a safer and more efficient corridor.
HR Green received this award at the recent ACEC/MO’s 2020 Winter Meeting and Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Chesterfield, Missouri. The recognition was part of the ACEC Missouri’s Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Project Competition. The goal of the award is for ACEC/MO to recognize the quality engineering design that member firms produced.
Shackelford Road between Charbonier Road and Humes Road in northern St. Louis County was a dangerous roadway. More than 120 crashes occurred per year on this corridor, a rate that well exceeded the County’s “high priority” safety category. This segment encompasses numerous areas of high pedestrian usage, including multiple schools, churches, and a post office.
St. Louis County selected HR Green, Inc. to make Shackelford Road a safer and more efficient corridor. The team accomplished this goal, while protecting the community’s vital natural resources. In addition to safety and mobility improvements confirmed by dramatic drops in crashes, the project also:
- Increased access to educational, commercial and public transit facilities for persons of all ages and abilities
- Produced a net reduction in runoff, protecting nearby stream banks and channels downstream
- Enhanced water quality through construction of a wetland and other stormwater management features, which also include interpretive panels to inform the public about water issues in their community
The completion of this project embodied the firm’s mission statement of building communities and improving lives.