BISMARCK, N.D. – KLJ, an engineering firm with headquarters in Bismarck, N.D., was recently recognized for its “outstanding project design” work on an interchange project.

The company was recently awarded the 2019 Outstanding Project Design Award by North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers for work on the Sheyenne Street/Interstate 94 Interchange Reconstruction project in West Fargo.

The award recognizes an engineering firm in the state of North Dakota and is based on engineering design content of a project completed or under construction in the current year, according to a news release. Consideration is given to how a team employs innovative or state-of-the-art engineering practices that make the project unique.

According to the company, the five-mile corridor of Sheyenne Street required distinct design solutions that included capacity and safety enhancements, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, traffic calming measures and an innovative interchange solution.

The team developed a Modified Single Point Urban Interchange design to address the unique travel patterns of Sheyenne Street.

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Overall, the company said, this one-of-a-kind design resulted in 60% less traffic delay and reduced total crash potential, also by 60%.

As the prime consultant on the project, KLJ worked closely with the city of West Fargo and the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Construction of the project was completed in November 2019.