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Recognition for the Cherry Island Project

ASCE Features Video Highlights of Cherry Island Expansion Project at OPAL Gala

A highlight video of Geosyntec’s award-nominated Cherry Island Landfill Vertical Expansion Project in Wilmington, Delaware, has been posted to the website for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The Cherry Island expansion project began construction in 2006 and was completed this past year. It was among the finalists for the 2012 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award from ASCE. A brief video of each finalist project was shown March 22 during the ASCE’s annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders Awards (OPAL) Gala in Washington, D.C.

The project for the Delaware Solid Waste Authority is notable for a number of innovative design and construction techniques, but the most visible is its mechanically stabilized earthen (MSE) berm that was built to stand 70-feet high and almost two miles long. It consists of two million cubic yards of fill that settled almost 14 feet and is one of the highest and most massive reinforced structures constructed over soft soils in the United States.

For more information on the Cherry Island expansion project, contact David Espinoza, 410-910-7644 or