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PennDOT Awards Jacobs Multi-Million Dollar Active Traffic Management Project

| June 14, 2017

Schuylkill Expressway) Corridor

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) was awarded a ten-year, multi-million dollar contract from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to design a long-range, comprehensive, multi-modal transportation management solution to improve travel along the Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) Corridor in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Jacobs will provide systems engineering and alternatives analysis, preliminary engineering, final design, right-of-way acquisition services and construction consultation to provide improvements on I-76 and supporting arterials between the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) and US Route 1 interchanges to enable active traffic management.

These improvements may include junction control, dynamic lane assignments, part-time shoulder use, ramp metering, multi-modal enhancements, connected vehicle applications, variable speed limit signs and queue detection/warning components.

“The importance of this corridor to the Philadelphia region cannot be overstated,” said PennDOT’s Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards. “It’s imperative that we take advantage of new technologies and partner with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and other key stakeholders and partners like Jacobs to offer citizens better options for travel between Philadelphia and the northwest suburbs.”

“The proposed upgrades to the Schuylkill Expressway represent the convergence of innovative technology and infrastructure that will directly improve the quality of life for the commuting public in the Philadelphia metropolitan region,” said Jacobs’ Buildings & Infrastructure President, Bob Pragada. “PennDOT has entrusted Jacobs to help create forward-focused, flexible yet practical travel solutions for this region, drawing on our broad transportation capabilities and experience from across the world.”

Category: General Update, Management

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