Project Description

The project involved replacing a structurally deficient bridge that spanned Big Laurel Creek on SR 1395 (Walnut Creek Road) in rural Madison County. The project is also adjacent to the T-intersection of Walnut Creek Road and SR 1318 (Big Laurel Road) and Big Laurel Baptist Church and its other facilities. Project plans were developed replacing the existing structure at the existing location and designing an on-site detour to maintain traffic at the project site. Big Laurel Creek is FEMA regulated and is an environmentally sensitive water resource that is classified as trout waters. The design plans were developed with respect to the project commitments concerning avoiding and minimizing impacts to the creek and the Big Laurel Baptist Church facilities.

Summit was responsible for the roadway, hydraulic analysis and design, erosion control and structure designs, traffic management, signing and pavement marking plans, and overall design project management. The project management duties involved direct coordination with NCDOT’s Division 13 staff on conducting the Field Scoping Meeting, Public Involvement Meeting with the Church, and Field Plan Review.

Project Details

Project Size

0.15+ Miles

Project Location

Madison County, NC

Project Type


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