We are the lead CEI firm for the 16-mile US 17 widening project from South of Belgrade to the US 17 New Bern Bypass in Division 2. We currently staff a Project Manager and 12 CEI technicians, which includes lead Tech IV inspectors over roadway and structures. The $143M project consists of over 4.8 million yards of borrow, 300,000 tons of asphalt, numerous utility relocations, 25 bridges and one culvert. In addition, there are two dual 1,200-foot structures over the White Oak and Trent Rivers, multiple bridges over wetlands, crossroads, and one wildlife crossing bridge. Gannett Fleming is our team member for this project.
As a route that is used by thousands of cars a day, the stretch of US 17 is often tight with beach and daily commuter traffic. The goal of the Maysville Bypass is to offer a high-speed alternative for travelers that will relieve the heavily congested downtown areas along the current route. This will leave the previous downtown areas more pedestrian friendly while also shaving time off commutes.
Western Wake Freeway broke new ground in a lot of ways for North Carolina. It is a pivotal segment of the ongoing 540 “Raleigh Loop” project that will eventually connect all of the suburbs around Raleigh together, and it was the first completely electronic toll road in North Carolina.