SOURCE: Parsons


November 22, 2010 14:45 ET

Several Parsons Road and Bridge Projects Take Top Honors

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - Parsons is pleased to announce that several of its projects have been recognized by Roads & Bridges magazine. The projects were highlighted at Roads and Bridges Live 2010 in Chicago, Illinois, from October 12-14.

Parsons' kcICON Design-Build project in Missouri was named best road project. The Missouri Department of Transportation awarded the $232 million project to Paseo Corridor Constructors with Parsons as its designer. The project includes the design and construction of a landmark bridge (The Christopher S. Bond Bridge -- ranking No. 5 on Roads & Bridges' Top Bridges List) over the Missouri River and the reconstruction of approximately 4.7 miles of Interstate-29/35 in Kansas City and North Kansas City, Missouri. The project was recognized for its unique vertical construction due to constrained right-of-way and has been noted as one of the most successful projects in Missouri's history.

Other Parsons projects on Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Road Projects of 2010 list include:

  • Parsons' construction of the No. 2 road, the U.S. Sand Creek Byway in Sandpoint, Idaho, involved deep excavation and various soil stabilization methods due to unstable soils on the site. Parsons is the prime contractor on this project.
  • Ranked No. 7, the $16.7 million Elwha River Bridge Replacement in Clallam County, Washington, has been recognized for the use of cast-in-place, balanced cantilever construction to minimize its impact in an environmentally sensitive area. Parsons was the prime contractor on this project.
  • The No. 9 Pioneer Crossing project in American Fork, Utah, for which Parsons serves as lead designer to a joint venture, holds the record for the longest and heaviest concrete girder spans moved in the United States using self-propelled modular transporters. When completed, it will also include the second diverging diamond interchange in the United States.
  • At No. 10, the $115 million Beck Street design-build project in Salt Lake City, Utah, involves the replacement of three bridges using 197-foot girders, the longest in the United States. Parsons is currently serving as lead designer on this project.

"We are pleased that several of our projects have been named in Roads & Bridges magazine's Top 10 Road and Bridge Projects of 2010 list," said Tom Barron, Parsons Group President. "These projects exemplify our commitment to quality, safety, and innovation."

Parsons has engineered more than 10,000 miles of roads in more than 40 countries on 6 continents, and the firm's design and engineering of bridges and tunnels has received worldwide acclaim.

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program and construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional, and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit