Route 79/I-195 Interchange Improvements

​​Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

Fall River and Somerset, MA

What is a roadway network if not a way for people to move about freely? That’s why MassDOT is working to improve access and safety for roadway users at the Route 79 and I-195 interchange. Thinking innovatively, the VHB team guided MassDOT through this complex construction project in several phases so that the road maintained a high-level of functionality throughout the improvement process.​

This project was awarded the ACEC of Massachusetts Grand Conceptor Award as part of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards, an engineering achievement that demonstrates the highest degree of merit and ingenuity. It also was awarded the 2017 APWA National Public Works Project of the Year for Transportation and most recently, ENR’s 2017 Best Projects.​ Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=77Thomas Jackmin, PE, ENV SP New England Regional



Alternative Delivery 

Bridge Design

Data/Document Management

Intersection Design & Engineering

Interchange Design & Engineering

Highway/Roadway Design & Engineering

Traffic Management & Operations 

Environmental Impact Analysis 

Stormwater Design & Engineering

Utilities Design 

Drainage​ Design



609Creating Connections: Partnering for Success The MassDOT Route 79 and I-195 Interchange Project has broken down barriers between downtown communities and their waterfront resources in Fall River, MA.

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