* PROJECTS MANAGED AND/OR DESIGNED BY PRINCIPLES WHILE AT PREVIOUS FIRMS
AMD Engineering was responsible for providing design of nine miles of Partial Interchange Lighting LED highway lighting for both the general purpose and express lanes along I-66 Prince William County and Fairfax County, VA. Lighting analysis was performed in accordance with the VDOT Traffic Engineering Design Manual and ANSI/IESNA RP-8 Requirements and utilized AGi32 software for lighting analysis. The I-66 Express Lanes project is the first project in the state to incorporate VDOT’s new IIM-TE-390 lighting design criteria which eliminates the use of continuous highway lighting and replaces it with Partial Interchange Lighting. Of the three engineering firms working on the Lighting analysis for Partial Interchange Lighting of 22.5 miles of the project, AMD Engineering is the first to submit plans utilizing the new IIM-TE-390 criteria.
AMD Engineering is well versed in the latest changes with the RP-8-18 technical updates and was requested to lead the charge on how to best implement the new requirements of IIM-TE-390 that add new challenging constraints across the entire 22.5 mile project. AMD Engineering worked closely with VDOT personnel from the local district as well as central office to gain concurrence and approval of the proposed lighting design while meeting or obtaining waivers due to additional constraints added by the new IIM.
In May 2019, VDOT released IIM-TE-390 which established a new direction for the warranting and installation of lighting systems on VDOT Roads. VDOT determined that installing and maintaining continuous highway lighting was no longer cost effective and therefore wanted to develop criteria in which only Partial Interchange Lighting would be installed. Mr. Newberger was approached by the I-66 Express Concessionaire to lead a team of engineers across three engineering firms to develop a study determining the appropriate level of lighting for the project as well as to establish standard limits for partial interchange lighting along all 22.5 miles of the project. Mr. Newberger also worked with VDOT personnel from the local district as well as central office to gain concurrence and approval of the study. This study was the first of its kind in Virginia and has been discussed as the basis for further VDOT implementation throughout the state.
Prior to the implementation of VDOT IIM-TE-390, Mr. Newberger was responsible for providing design for nine miles of continuous LED highway lighting for both the general purpose and express lanes along I-66 Prince William County and Fairfax County, VA. Mr. Newberger analyzed multiple lighting pole configurations including outside only, median only, alternating outside/median, and high mast lighting configurations. Mr. Newberger developed a lighting trespass report to verify that backlight outside the ROW was minimized and, in many cases, reduced when compared to the existing HPS system.
Mr. Newberger was responsible for providing lighting design for two new Park-and-Rides located in Prince William County Virginia. Mr. Newberger provided lighting analysis in accordance with state and local standards including the VDOT Traffic Engineering Design Manual, IESNA RP-8, IESNA RP-20 (Lighting for Parking Facilities) and the Prince William County Design and Construction Manual (DCSM) and utilized AGi32 software for lighting analysis.
Mr. Newberger over saw the development of two new Park-and-Ride facilities in Prince William County, VA. The larger of the two lots was a 36-acre Park and Ride (PNR) lot located in Gainesville at the intersection of US29 and University Boulevard and will be one of the largest PNR in Virginia, containing 2046 spaced by 2025. The second lot is a 20-acre PNR located in Manassas off Balls Ford Road and Notes Drive. Total the combined capacity of the PNR lots will provide over 3000 parking spaces by 2025, including additional spaces for commuter busses, kiss and ride areas, carpooling, vanpooling, local shuttles, as well as pedestrian and bicycle accommodations. Design elements included: Site/Civil Design, Autoturn Analysis, Grading, Preliminary Retaining Wall design, Utility design, Erosion and Sediment Control design, Drainage design, Lighting, Signing, and ITS and Landscape Architecture coordination.
Mrs. Newberger oversaw the design and management of the Stormwater management component of the ride sharing and transit stations for transforming I66 into the Express Lanes. The overall Stormwater Management program was in support of two new lots proposed in a multi-phased design that will have direct access to the express lanes. The first constructed of the new lots utilized three Retention Level III Retention ponds and one Extended Detention (ED) Pond under grandfathered regulations. Design included preliminary analysis to retrofit the ED pond for the 2040 expansion utilizing current stormwater regulations to provide compliance for the additional 420 spaces. The second of the constructed lots required two Level III Retention ponds.
The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project consists of the design and construction of improvements to the existing I-64 corridor between Settlers Landing in Hampton and I-564 in Norfolk. The project’s primary purpose is to increase capacity throughout the 10-mile corridor and it includes a new, bridge-tunnel complex approximately 3.5 miles long (1.9 miles for the tunnel/approaches) which runs generally parallel to the existing Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. In doing so, two of the existing Portal Islands will be expanded and reconstructed in order to expand the existing 2 lane corridor to provide 4 lanes in each direction to include High Occupancy Lanes with twin bored tunnels connecting to each Island.
AMD Engineering is responsible for performing the Lighting analysis for the Island Roads, Island Parking Areas, Island Inspection booths, and Island Support Buildings Exterior Perimeter and Entryways for both driver and pedestrian safety in accordance with the Projects Technical Requirements, VDOT Traffic Engineering Design Manual and ANSI/IESNA RP-8 Requirements.
The VDOT I-64 Express Lanes Segment 1 project includes the conversion of 8.4 miles of existing HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes on I-64 between the I-564 interchange and the I-264 interchange to express lanes. Mr. Newberger served as a subconsultant for the Toll System and Services contract which includes design, integration, installation, testing, operation and maintenance of the toll system associated Segment 1. Mr. Newberger’s role on the project included serving as the electrical engineer of record for all tolling equipment including all wiring and conduit diagrams to supply power to and communication between the various tolling equipment. In addition, Mr. Newberger also provided maintenance of traffic plans for all on-site installation, testing, tuning and maintenance of the toll system.
Mr. Newberger served as a subconsultant for this project which included design and construction of a new one-mile, two-lane tunnel under Thimble Shoal Channel. The new tunnel will carry two lanes of traffic southbound and the existing tunnel will carry two lanes of traffic northbound. Mr. Newberger oversaw the development of traffic signal and maintenance of traffic plans. Signal work included design plans, electrical plans, specification and calculations for the traffic and lane use management signals, controller installations, cabinets and all necessary equipment for the required functionality and controller signal electrification and communications including pathway and wiring requirements. Maintenance of traffic tasks including preparation of MOT and construction staging schemes for each work area, traffic schemes for temporary work zones, coordination with the JV team on the preparation of the Traffic Management Plan, and coordination with the approach structures design team for staging in the approach roadways.
Mr. Newberger oversaw roadway design services for the Humphreys Engineering Center (HEC) access road in Alexandria, VA. This Federal project included designing an egress thoroughfare connecting HEC roadways to Jeff Todd Way as an alternative to the main entrance. The scope of services consisted of roadway layout and grading design, hydraulic design, road profiles and cross sections, traffic control plans, roadway lighting, utility relocations, and pavement marking and signage plans. Environmental impacts including wetlands, streams and unsuitable soils are some of the constraints that have been processed throughout the design phase.
Mrs. Newberger provided stormwater management design services for the design of Humphreys Engineering Center (HEC) access road and Maintenance and Supply Building in Alexandria, VA to comply with both Virginia DEQ and Federal EISA 438 Requirements. This Federal project included designing an egress thoroughfare connecting HEC roadways to Jeff Todd Way as an alternative to the main entrance requiring coordination with VDOT, local municipalities and DEQ. The access road design involved roadway layout and grading design, hydraulic design, road profiles and cross sections, traffic control plans, utility relocations, and pavement marking and signage plans. Construction documents for the site development of a 47,300+ square foot maintenance building on approximately 12+ acres of land involved design of associated driveways, grading, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water mains, service connections and utility corridors. Stormwater management plans evaluated engineered swales, filters, wetlands, ponds, manufactured devices and underground measures. Basis of Design Narrative were provided in accordance with requirements 5.6 of the UFC 1-300-09N Navy and Marine Corp Design Procedures. Environmental impacts including wetlands, streams, floodplain management and unsuitable soils are some of the constraints that have been processed throughout the design phase.
This Design-Build project consisted of constructing over 2 million square-foot, mixed-use development over I-395 while maintaining traffic underneath. Design challenges included creating a new ramp “portal” within Massachusetts Avenue to replace the existing 3rd Street on-ramp and maintaining traffic during peak hours on I-395 while constructing the platform above. Mr. Newberger managed the design of 35 traffic signal design/modification plans; signing and pavement marking (surface street and highway); maintenance of traffic (multiple phases per stage of construction); temporary lighting (surface street and highway); and ITS plans (truck over-height detector, lane use signals, changeable message board, communications).
Mr. Newberger oversaw the review of all traffic-related design for the I-495 Express Lanes in Fairfax, VA, on behalf of VDOT. Oversight included review of signal installation and modification, temporary traffic signal, signing and pavement marking, intelligent traffic systems, and maintenance of traffic plans.
Mr. Newberger reviewed the maintenance of traffic (MOT) plan for sections of the Dulles Metrorail Extension for VDOT. The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project was a new 23-mile, $5 billion rail line extending service from the existing Orange Line at the East Falls Church Station in Arlington County to Route 722/Ryan Road in Loudoun County, one of the most traffic-congested suburbs of Washington, D.C. Construction caused significant changes in traffic patterns on Routes 7 and 123, the section for which Mr. Newberger reviewed the MOT plan. He also reviewed construction staging, phasing, and temporary traffic control plans, including traffic detours and coordination of lane closures.
Mr. Newberger provided technical guidance for the design team on issues ranging from traffic signal design, signing and pavement marking, ITS/communications, and maintenance of traffic during the ready-for-estimate stage of the I-95 Express Lanes project for VDOT. The overall project scope involves converting the existing reversible high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) on I-95 and I-395 to high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes from Stafford, VA, to the edge of Alexandria, VA, a 45-mile segment of I-95. Mr. Newberger prepared an independent estimate of ITS, lighting, signing, traffic signal, and striping on I-95 through Fairfax, Prince William, and Stafford counties, VA, for use by the Federal Highway Administration. He assisted with the development of technical requirements and scope of work for the I-395 HOT lanes and the development of an existing conditions and feasibility report for the redevelopment of the northern end of the I-395 HOV corridor, which included the assessment of gates, cameras, detectors, signage, power, communications, and all other ITS infrastructure.
Working closely with Arlington County staff, Mr. Newberger prepared the 2013 version of the Traffic Signal and Streetlight Specifications Manual for Arlington County, VA. As part of this effort, Mr. Newberger incorporated changes and updates to the existing traffic signal and lighting standards, as well as developed new standard drawings including a Relume Retrofit LED Streetlight System.
Mr. Newberger oversaw the design of traffic engineering design plans throughout Fairfax County as part of an engineering services on-call. Designs include Traffic Signal, Maintenance of Traffic, Traffic Management, and Signing and Pavement Marking plans. Representative projects include:
Mr. Newberger managed the development of traffic design plans in support of the conversion of New Jersey Avenue from one-way to two-way roadway traffic between N Street and 2nd Street, NW, in Washington, D.C., for DDOT. In addition, the project will replace full depth pavement along New York Avenue from First Street to 4th Street and improve safety throughout the corridor. This project provides particular challenges do to the intersection of New York Avenue with New Jersey Avenue being amongst the highest crash locations within Washington, D.C.
Mr. Newberger managed the design of on-street bicycle facilities for the City of Alexandria. Bicycle facilities included sharrows, bike lanes, and hybrid designs in conformance with AASHTO, MUTCD, and the NACTO. In an effort to keep costs down, standard note, marking, and sign sheets where developed and utilized for each design.
Mr. Newberger managed the design of bicycle signing and pavement marking plans for multiple bicycle lane and cycle-track projects in the District of Columbia in support of their Bicycle Master Plan.