Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) acquired GEM Engineering, Inc. (GEM), whose office will now become the Louisville, Ky., location of ECS Southeast, LLP and a member of the ECS Group of Companies.
Smart Cities Council, the sector’s largest coalition, announced the winners of its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants. Birmingham, Ala.; Cary, N.C.; Las Vegas; Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.; and the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive mentoring as well as tailored products and services to accelerate their smart city initiatives.
Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, provided the Indiana DOT (INDOT) a temporary detour bridge that is being used on US Route 41 over the Cheatam Slough in Evansville, Ind. The use of the rental bridge is expected to decrease the project timeline by an entire year, allowing for cost savings and far less inconvenience to the public.
Parsons announced that the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing project in Indiana — which includes the new Lewis and Clark Bridge — was named Best Project in the Highways/Bridges category of ENR Midwest’s 2017 awards competition.
Parsons announced that the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing — now named the Lewis and Clark Bridge — opened to traffic on Sunday, Dec. 18 to connect SR 265 in Indiana with the Gene Snyder Freeway in Kentucky. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 2,500-foot-long cable-stayed bridge was held the same day and marked the substantial completion of the $2.3 billion Louisville Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project.
After an extensive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) selected Parsons to lead the environmental review and complete the preliminary design for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project.