PROJECT: NCDOT TIP U-3301, NC 63 LEICESTER HWY - ASHEVILLE, NC
CLIENT: North Carolina Department of Transportation
This goal of this project is to widen a heavily traveled rural highway. A large portion of the highway will go from a 2-lane road to a 4-lane road with a turn-lane along with various intersection improvements. A shorter portion of the road will go from a 2-lane road to a 2-lane road with a turn-lane along with various intersection improvements. This project will also include a bridge replacement and a culvert replacement.
The services that the Tennoca and V&M team will be providing during this 5 year long project include: permits, design (Hydraulic, Roadway, Structure, Erosion/Sedimentation Control, Geotechnical / Foundation Design, Traffic Control, Pavement Marking, Signing, and Traffic Signal), management (design and construction), construction surveying, supplemental location and surveys, right-of-way staking and right-of-way acquisition, utility coordination, project management and construction (Grading, Drainage, Erosion/Sedimentation Control, Structures and Walls, Traffic Control, Utilities, Traffic Signals).
The major issues the team identified that can affect this project include Traffic Control (Management), Utility Coordination and Permitting. Traffic Control will be up the utmost concern to the team due to the high ADT along NC 63, the presence of three churches, a school, and fire department. All these issues make critical the need to keep traffic flow unimpeded which the Mattern & Craig traffic control design team is
working diligently to create design solutions for. Utility Coordination will be critical to the success of the project due to the presence of third-party underground Telecommunication Utilities and overhead Power and Telephone lines within the NCDOT right-of-way. These utilities will be given attention very early on in by the V&M design team to eliminate potential delays.