FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 12, 2014
Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Hanson wins awards from ACEC of Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Illinois recently recognized Hanson Professional Services Inc. during the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards.
Hanson is the recipient of an Honor Award for a roundabout project in Rockford, Ill. The city wanted to provide a safe, efficient means of travel through the intersection of Main and Auburn streets. The intersection improvement also needed to have the least negative impact on nearby properties and be conducive to business development and revitalization. The city selected Hanson to provide design services for the first dual-lane roundabout in Rockford and on a state highway in Illinois.
Hanson also received a Merit Award for the Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Springfield Rail Improvements Project in Springfield, Ill. The city selected Hanson to provide a preliminary design report and prepare the Tier 2 EIS to study needed improvements on the rail corridor and how the city could best accommodate an expected increase in higher-speed trains. The EIS also addressed the challenges of safety, traffic congestion and train noise. Completed in 22 months, the EIS received a Record of Decision from the Federal Railroad Administration.
ACEC is a professional organization of 51 state and regional councils with members from more than 5,000 engineering firms across the U.S. The annual Engineering Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding achievements from member firms. ACEC Illinois Honor Award winners are eligible for the national competition.
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone: (217) 788-2450 or fax: (217) 788-2503.