These projects included approximately 0.5-miles of 5-foot sidewalk to connect existing commercial districts and provide safer pedestrian and bicycle access to downtown Louisburg and the design of an approximately 3,400-foot pedestrian extension connecting to bike lanes at the Louisburg Bike/Pedestrian greenway.

The additional impervious area added by sidewalks in this project resulted in conflicts with ponding/standing water thresholds set forth by the NCDOT along SR 1229. With close coordination and ingenuity, SEPI worked with the Town and NCDOT to overcome these obstacles with a series of options including curb flumes and swales behind proposed sidewalks.

SEPI’s responsibilities for this portion of the projects included roadway/civil design, permitting, preparation of a Categorical Exclusion, traffic management plans, sidewalk and drainage design, stormwater and erosion control permitting, utility coordination, and construction cost estimates.

SEPI is currently providing construction management and contract administration services including project documentation; verification of project quantities and pay applications; materials sampling and testing; claims avoidance; traffic control monitoring; erosion control; and project closeout.