CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, was presented with the Engineering Excellence Award in the Construction Inspection Project Category at the 2009 Joint Transportation Forum sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of West Virginia (ACEC-WV), the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH), and the Federal Highway Administration – West Virginia Division (FHWA-WV Division). Baker received the award for its outstanding construction management and inspection services for the West Virginia Department of Transportation – Division of Highways on State Route 9 from County Route 9/3 to County Route 27.

The WV-9 corridor was primarily a two-lane roadway and is being upgraded into a four-lane limited access expressway. When finished, it will improve traffic flow for commuters to and from the Washington, D.C., area and upgrade this potential future evacuation corridor in West Virginia.