This project was initiated in order to provide a safer east-west rural highway link across York County and to improve safety throughout the corridor. The plans provided for the upgrade of SC Hwy 5 to a four-lane divided section with paved shoulders and ditches over a 9.5 mile stretch of roadway. CME provided environmental permitting and documentation, public involvement and education, design management, property acquisition, and construction administration services for this project.
Construction impacts to jurisdictional stream channels and wetlands were permitted using Nationwide Permit #14 through the US Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District.
Public Involvement and Education
CME provided support for a ground-breaking ceremony along the project in October, 2006.
CME began providing design management services for the project during the right of way acquisition phase, and continued these services throughout the construction phase of the project. We coordinated all design activities with the acquisition efforts, performed design reviews for the final construction documents, and addressed design-related issues during construction. Additional surveying and right of way staking efforts for the project were coordinated by CME. We also managed the NPDES permit application process including reviewing and submitting the application, responding to comments, and completing the process to obtain the permit.
Services included acquisition of right of way, permanent easements and temporary drainage easements on 77 tracts and relocation services on 14 tracts for the road widening project.
CME provided construction engineering and inspection services for this project. CME also prepared bid and contract award documents, coordinated utility relocation work and resolved construction issues with the design consultant as necessary during construction. The project included the construction of two, 257-foot-long bridges, three multi-barreled box culverts, 1.2 million cubic yards of earthwork, and installation of 1,600 linear feet of concrete storm drain pipe and 113 drainage structures.