Monday, November 10, 2014

Major Thoroughfare in Florence, Alabama Re-opens





Officials gathered recently for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to re-open a major thoroughfare in the city of Florence, Alabama, which sits in the northwest corner of the state. A portion of the road was closed to traffic while the Hermitage Drive Bridge over Railroad Avenue underwent a $4 million replacement project.

“We’re excited about reopening this major corridor to our downtown,” Mayor Mickey Haddock said.

Garver provided engineering services that included environmental studies, field surveys, preparation of roadway and bridge plans, and right-of-way map and tract sketches for the project.

“This was a big project that included improvements to the existing Railroad Avenue, removal of the existing bridge, construction of the new bridge and reconstruction of the roadway approaches to the new bridge, just to name the biggest pieces,” said Project Manager Scott Leach. “Completing this project is a big deal for this city—it shows their commitment to providing their citizens with quality infrastructure.

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