A road widening project incorporates connectivity and environmental sustainability, while improving the transportation corridor.
Design for 1.5 miles of Mallard Creek Road (SR 2467) will widen the road to a multilane facility, using reduced conflict intersections. The project will also enhance the connection of multiuse paths on either side of the road. The Moffatt & Nichol project team worked seamlessly with North Carolina Department of Transportation team members to consult with communities on project goals and objectives, which included social quality, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.
The design approach incorporated quantitative and qualitative field data, employed advanced modeling tools, and developed and applied policies. Project scientists prepared wetland and stream delineations, wetland functional assessments, threatened and endangered species surveys, natural community identification, and environmental documentation, and conducted a community impact assessment (CIA) for the proposed project. As part of the environmental document preparation, services included evaluating potential direct impacts to the human and natural environments, as well as preparing functional designs and corridor maps for all alternatives. Human environment considerations included a CIA/community characteristics and indirect and cumulative effects reports.