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Ocean County Route 571 at Francis Mills

Improving traffic and safety

  • 15K


  • 3K

    Foot Realignment

  • 1

    Bridge Replacement

  • Ocean County, New Jersey

    Ocean County, New Jersey

Eliminating the severe roadway curvature of County Route 571 through careful and considerate design

At first glance, County Route 571 looked the same as any other roadway in any other town. But after a closer inspection of its complex geometry and curves, its location—nestled within a large wetlands area, nature preserve, and flood plain—and its functionally-obsolete bridge, it was clear to our team that improving this roadway would require a careful and thoughtful design.

Our improvements eliminated the severe roadway curvature, while realigning and widening the lanes and shoulders to improve motorist, pedestrian, and bicyclist safety. This enhancement, along with our successful acquisition of a design exception, saved a third of an acre of wetlands from potential impacts and preserved the integrity of this environmentally sensitive area. Additionally, our design and replacement of the County Route 571 Bridge eliminated the fear that the scour-critical structure would be damaged or lost in a storm.

Thanks to our good-old-fashioned engineering skills and our understanding that the County Route 571 corridor is the epicenter of the comings and goings of commuters, residents, and travelers alike, this otherwise ordinary project was regarded by the client and its users as noteworthy for its successes.

At a Glance

ACECNJ 45th Engineering Excellence Awards-Honor Award (Small Project)
Meet Our Team

Scott Bennett, Civil Engineer

Whether my projects involve day or night, design or inspection, field or office work—my goal is to ensure their overall integrity.

Marc Chaty, Senior Civil Engineer

Every problem has multiple solutions. We strive to find the “right” solution that fit the needs of each of our clients.

Stephen Fritzky, Associate

Transportation infrastructure work is the most fulfilling for me—I love seeing these projects progress from design to construction.

William Haggerty, Senior Civil Engineer

I find transportation work the most enjoyable—the jobs are never simple and always present design and permitting challenges for me to tackle.

Michael O’Donnell , Principal

Versatility is the key to successful management of projects, clients, and stakeholders.

Russell Saputo , Vice President, Roadways Sector Leader (US)

Having started my career early with highway design and field work, roadway design is my passion.
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Scott Bennett

Civil Engineer

Marc Chaty

Senior Civil Engineer

Stephen Fritzky


William Haggerty

Senior Civil Engineer

Michael O’Donnell


Russell Saputo

Vice President, Roadways Sector Leader (US)

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