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Town of Culpeper – Design Western Inner Connector

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. has recently been selected to design the new Western Inner Connector roadway for the Town of Culpeper. The new roadway will be designed as a four lane roadway with a roundabout midway through the project. We will also be upgrading an existing signalized intersection on the western end of the project. The eastern end begins by connecting to a new roundabout being designed by VDOT.

The project will be approximately ¾ mile in length once completed. The project will be a revenue sharing project between the Town of Culpeper and VDOT.

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Prince Edward County Alternate Rt. 628

New Alternate Route 628 has been designed and publicly bid for Prince Edward County, Va. The project is funding using the revenue sharing agreement program within VDOT. The project was estimated to cost $2.9 million in its early conceptual stages. The actual low bid for route 628 is just over $1.7 million.

In addition, H&P engineers coordinated the 628 plans with the Lynchburg District Office of VDOT to include the proposed improvements to state route 15 at its intersection with new route 628. This included upgrading the state route to include turn lanes that would match the future plans VDOT has for route 15. The low bid for the route 15 upgrades is just over $800,000.

In total, the estimate for the construction project of both 628 and route 15 was estimated to be around $3.4 million but the low bid was just over $2.6 million.

Prince Edward County is currently reviewing the project and funding stream.

Route 628 is approximately 1 mile in length with a planted median. The new roadway is intended to serve a new hotel and conference center in addition to other industrial sites owned by Prince Edward County, VA.

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Fieldale Bridge

Hurt & Proffitt provided construction stakeout on the new bridge in Henry County. The new $2.4 million bridge is located in the Fieldale community and connects to Appalachian-Koelher Road. It replaces the original bridge that was built in the 1930’s.

According to VDOT, about 4,500 cars are expected to use it each day. Henry County leaders hope more industrial businesses will settle into Fieldale since the bridge, which is a main thoroughfare, is now strong enough to handle heavy-duty trucks and cargo. The project was completed three months ahead of schedule. Work on the bridge began in April 2009. A truss from the old bridge is on permanent display at the nearby Fieldale ballpark.

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D-Street Bridge

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. was responsible for providing a detailed bridge situation plan for the “D Street” bridge in the fall of 2008. The 80-foot tall, hundred year old structure was scheduled for replacement as a result of having been closed to traffic after routine inspections revealed structural deficiencies. In order to reduce cost, use of the existing abutments, approach retaining walls, and approach roadways were considered for reuse. The field survey was included, locating existing bridge components in a manner suitable for design of a new bridge. Existing utilities under bridge and along approach roadways were designated and mapped in preparation of the future bridge. Detailed research of old City of Lynchburg records was performed in order to uncover data of the utility lines within project area. Courthouse research was completed and boundary lines were established in order to determine if additional right-of-way and/or easements would be required for the proposed construction. Baselines were established and referenced in the field to aid in the future construction process. The project was referenced to the Virginia State Plane Coordinate System allowing for all electronic data to be compatible with the City of Lynchburg active GIS.

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Colorado Street Bridge Over Roanoke River

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. was responsible for providing a detailed bridge situation plan for the Colorado Street bridge over the Roanoke River in Salem, Virginia.

The field survey included locating existing bridge components in a manner suitable for design of a new bridge. Existing utilities under the bridge and along approach roadways were designated and mapped in preparation of the future bridge. Cross Sections were taken upstream and downstream for across full width of the flood plain and floodway. This included several large buildings within the flood area. Extensive research was conducted to determine ownership of the property along and under the existing structure. Subdivision plats were prepared and readied for recording in order for City of Salem to acquire additional right-of-way required for construction of the new bridge. Baselines were established and referenced in the field to aid in the future construction process. The project was referenced to the Virginia State Plane Coordinate System by locating City of Salem control network monuments.

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Kings Drive

Kings Drive is an existing roadway located within the City of Lynchburg. The scope of the project consisted of the reconstruction of existing pavement to provide a wider typical section, the addition of curb and gutter to aid with drainage, the relocation and upsizing of the 4″ waterline to an 8″ waterline, and sidewalk and filterras to address water quality. In addition to these road improvements, a new traffic signal was introduced to address the additional traffic to be generated by Areva.

Hurt & Proffitt performed the topographic survey, right-of-way plat, construction stakeout, engineering, and environmental permitting.

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Courthouse Lane

Campbell County developed a 900 LF of roadway to serve expansion of Campbell County Courthouse Square. The project included design of roadway, relocation of existing sanitary sewer, new waterline, stormwater management, and water quality.

Hurt & Proffitt performed the wetland and stream delineation and permitting necessary for the road construction, as well as the survey and material testing.

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Route 60 – Warwick Boulevard

Hurt & Proffitt provided surveying services to this VDOT roadway project in the City of Newport News. The work included a control survey and construction layout for the installation of new street improvements, utility lines, and the establishment of actual right-of-way in order to place permanent VDOT-approved monuments.

Hurt & Proffitt provided all control surveys and construction layout.

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I-664 Rail Corridor

The I-664 Rail Corridor is being managed by the Virginia Port Authority and is getting assistance from Hurt & Proffitt to provide the construction surveying services to general contractor Branscome, Inc. Twenty total concrete beams were erected for the new US Route 17 bridge under construction in Suffolk, Virginia. The new bridge is part of the Commonwealth Railway Mainline Safety Relocation Project (CRMSRP). The bridge will elevate both vehicular and pedestrian traffic over the new rail line that is being installed as part of the CRMSRP.

The CRMSRP involves relocating approximately 4.5 miles of rail that is owned and operated by Commonwealth Railway into medians of Route 164 and I-664. The existing rail line currently runs through several urban neighborhoods in the cities of Portsmouth and Chesapeake and consists of 14 at-grade road crossings. The relocation of the rail out of these densely populated neighborhoods and into these highway medians will result in faster, safer, and more efficient transportation of cargo from the new APM/Maersk Terminal and the future Craney Island Marine Terminal. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009.

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Simon’s Run

Simon’s Run, a new road built by Compson Development, is now open to traffic. This thoroughfare creates a direct connection between the Wards Crossing West shopping center in the City of Lynchburg and nearby Leesville Road in Campbell County.

The two-lane Simons Run was developed as an alternate route into the shopping center in hopes of drawing cars away from the Vista Acres neighborhood. Officials hope it will prove a more attractive shortcut for drivers seeking to get from the Leesville area to Wards Ferry Road and beyond.

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. provided a number of services, including surveying, aerial mapping, site assessment, environmental and construction permitting, road design, construction administration, soil and materials testing, and pavement design.

“Hurt & Proffitt did an outstanding job for us. They responded quickly to any issues that arose and were willing to do whatever it took to keep the project on schedule. Their ability to effectively communicate and their dedication to excellent service was apparent,” said Brian Beaulieu, Construction Manager for Compson Development.

As a part of additional phases, Compson Development anticipates a state of the art movie theater to be added to the shopping center. Future plans also include an additional extension of Simons Run to Airport Road.

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