Banneker Ventures Completes Dale Drive Infrastructure Project, Largest Project Awarded to Small Business by Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Banneker announced today the substantial completion of the Dale Drive Infrastructure Project in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.   This $4,000,000 construction project was the largest construction project ever awarded to a small business by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Division of Transportation Engineering.   Banneker was awarded the project in 2012 by Montgomery County after a competitive bid process.

This high profile and highly complex project involved the construction of 1,900 linear feet of underground utilities, including sanitary sewer, storm and domestic water, construction of 2,600 linear feet of street, sidewalk, curb and gutters and 300 linear feet of retaining walls.   The project involved working on an active roadway, during limited working hours and installing new utilities for 49 County residents.

The project was completed in a partnership with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the United States, with a network of nearly 5,600 miles of fresh water pipeline and more than 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline serving 1.8 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, Maryland.

Banneker Ventures’ President, Omar A. Karim, remarked that “This is an historic day for Banneker.   With temperatures reaching 68 degrees on the last day of paving and with just 10 days before the New Year, being able to complete the surface paving for the project so that residents can have their street back before the holidays is a blessing.   The County engineers who worked with us on-site for more than a year, coupled with the residents who were impacted by the upgrades, were invaluable to ensuring the success of this project.   I look forward to walking down Dale Drive for years to come on a side walk that did not exist prior to this project and seeing mothers stroll their children safely down the street and children riding their bikes on the sidewalks for the first time in their lives.

Banneker Ventures is a full-service construction and facilities management company with offices in Maryland and Washington, DC.   An SBA certified 8(a) small business, Banneker provides value added services to government agencies, quasi-government agencies and commercial clients.