We are honored to announce that Whitney Bailey Cox & Mangani, LLC (WBCM) received the 2021 MdQI MDOT MPA Modal Award (Under $5m) Award of Excellence for Improvements to the Dundalk Marine Terminal (DMT) Privately-Owned Vehicle (POV) Gate on March 26, 2022.

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Port Administration recognized the need to replace the existing Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) entrance/exit gate at Dundalk Marine Terminal (DMT) to accommodate the personnel required to operate the gate around the clock. The security booth was enlarged and new security access equipment was installed to allow the POV gate to accommodate increased traffic.

Design for the new gate included the demolition and removal of the existing guard booth, booth foundation pad, medians and curbs, in-ground loop detection, gate arms, bituminous pavement, and security access equipment. Items removed during demolition were replaced with new, high-tech equipment, including license plate readers and HID access control readers. New installations used stronger, higher-quality materials that meet current standards for longevity.

Challenges included the removal of contaminated soils, working around buried obstructions, and maintaining gate access throughout all phases of the project.