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Alternative Intersection Design
Environmental Remediation
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School Access & Safety
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Wetlands Delineation
Traffic & Pedestrian Signal Design
Downtown Traffic and Pedestrian Access
Downtown Traffic and Pedestrian Access

Featured Project - Livingston Street Complete Street Improvements

DAVENPORT is currently working with the City of Asheville to bring complete street concepts to the Livingston Street corridor, connecting the Mission St. Joseph's Hospital at Victoria Road to the Arts District on Depot Street. Click here to see the flythrough!

Featured Project - City of Jacksonville Downtown Circulation Study | Jacksonville, NC

DAVENPORT is conducting a comprehensive study of the downtown street network as part of an effort to determine the needed improvements and changes in downtown Jacksonville. Click here to read more.


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DAVENPORT employee, Tia Smith, spreads the passion of Engineering to hundreds of Middle and High School students. Click here to read more.


A Leading Engineering and Design Firm

DAVENPORT is a leading engineering, design, and consulting firm focused on providing transportation, environmental and specialty services to clients throughout the Southeast.


Founded in North Carolina in 2002, DAVENPORT has completed countless, notable projects. As a result, DAVENPORT is engaged by both government agencies and private sector clients to solve, mitigate and eliminate challenges related to traffic, parking, pedestrians, and roadways; and assist clients in dealing with environmental impact issues. These projects range from providing full service transportation engineering to Tanger Outlets in Mebane, NC to providing traffic signing & pavement marking plans for the 2.1 billion dollar VDOT Elizabeth River Tunnels project in Norfolk, VA (featured above) to supporting the environmental remediation efforts at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC.

Livingston Street Complete Street Improvements, Asheville, NC


DAVENPORT was selected to provide transportation engineering and design services for the complete street transformation of Livingston Street and a portion of Depot Street in Asheville. The City of Asheville desired to make the street safer and more comfortable for pedestrians, cyclists and transit users. The project has a unique set of challenges in that the work must be completed within an aggressive six month time frame and the improvements cannot involve any right-of-way acquisition. These conditions are to stay within the time line of the TIGER VI grant the City was awarded for both this project and several other transportation projects in the City. In addition to this tight time line and right-of-way constraints, DAVENPORT is working closely with the City of Asheville, stakeholders, and the community along the corridor to ensure the specific needs and concerns for the corridor are addressed.


Currently in progress, DAVENPORT's scope of work includes public involvement, traffic engineering, environmental services and NEPA Environmental Assessment, conceptual roadway design, full roadway design, sedimentation and erosion control design, and storm drainage design.


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CITY OF JACKSONVILLE DOWNTOWN CIRCULATION STUDY - JACKSONVILLE, NC

DAVENPORT is currently conducting a circulation study for the downtown area of Jacksonville, NC. This multi-model study includes considerations for all modes of transportation including vehicles, trucks, buses, bicycles and pedestrians. The goal of the study is to improve circulation, interconnectivity and the area's overall cohesiveness and vibrancy.



In order to facilitate a better flow and circulation of traffic in the downtown area and improve connectivity of the areas along Old Bridge Street to New Bridge Street, DAVENPORT is recommending to convert Court Street to two-way travel between Old Bridge and New Bridge Streets. This improvement will take advantage of recent Court Street improvements at the new Center for Public Safety, which involved the extension of Court Street to Marine Boulevard. Opening up Court Street to two-way travel between Old Bridge and New Bridge Streets will provide the opportunity for traffic to utilize Court Street to access this new signal at Marine Boulevard, and improve circulation and connectivity of the downtown network.



Two roundabouts are recommended along New Bridge Street which will replace existing traffic signals. The roundabouts are anticipated to improve operations and fit within the right-of-way with lane reduction concept plan changes on New Bridge Street. The roundabouts can also provide other benefits such as traffic calming and help promote a cohesive downtown.


Recommendations to create a vibrant, pedestrian / bicycle / transit friendly downtown could include the following (to name a few):


  • Extend Chaney Street Trail to New Bridge Street.
  • Sidewalk improvements (new sidewalks, wider sidewalks, etc.)
  • Bulb outs
  • High-visibility or decorative, stamped crosswalks
  • Sharrows
  • Enhanced bus stop / shelters, particularly at busy stops, and ADA accessible


  • DAVENPORT is working closely with key stakeholders including the Downtown Planning Committee. DAVENPORT is preparing 3-dimentional, street level photographic renderings to aid the City in educating residents on the proposed roadway changes.




    Other aspects of the study include an analysis of traffic and crash data; recommendations for bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation improvements; recommendations for enhanced streetscaping; and conceptual geometric design for roadway improvement alternatives.


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    DAVENPORT and SciWorks Team Up for Engineering Day


    It's always exciting to see the fun side of Engineering, but it is especially rewarding to share the passion of our profession with others. DAVENPORT was thrilled to partner with SciWorks to present "Engineering Day" to several middle school groups from nearby schools. We enjoyed our time teaching the science behind imploding aluminum cans, floating paper clips in aluminum foil, building the highest newspaper tower, keeping eggs from breaking under extreme forces, and many more hands-on activities. Thanks SciWorks for this fun opportunity!


     

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    DAVENPORT employee, Tia Smith, spreads the passion of Engineering to hundreds of Middle and High School students.


    DAVENPORT was very excited to have had the opportunity to share our work and passion with hundreds of growing minds in the month of April. Tia Smith, one of DAVENPORT’s very own, attended Career Days at both Konnoak and Morgan Elementary Schools.


    “I had the honor to speak to about 360 students and answer all of their questions about what it means to be an engineer, what it takes to get there and my daily functions on my current project”, Tia recounts. Ms. Smith brought with her several sets of plans and drawings for the students to look at along with a slideshow which depicted actual on-site structures at the facility where she is currently working. “I also brought a few items to pass around for the students to tinker with”, Tia reports, “items such as my level, hard hat, tape measure, safety vest, and my construction daily log book.” Some of the children would try on the equipment and others would just stand in awe when they heard about the explosives being used on-site to break up huge rocks that even the machines couldn’t move!


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    DAVENPORT welcomes 2 new employees!

    John E. Richards III, PE

    John Richards is a Project Engineer in DAVENPORT's Triangle Regional Office. John has 10 years of transportation experience from planning to construction. Since leaving NCDOT in 2014, Mr. Richards has worked as a consultant in North Carolina providing transportation engineering services for the NCDOT. John brings a variety of experience to the DAVENPORT team including over 8 years of experience working for NCDOT as a Summer Intern, Transportation Engineering Associate, and Project Planning Engineer and 2 years of design experience as a consultant. John is skilled in functional and preliminary design including alternative development, interchange design, corridor modeling, capacity analysis of interchanges and freeways, technical writing for project planning reports, impact analysis, facilitating team meetings, and managing large transportation projects. John is proficient in Microstation, Geopak, Corridor Modeling, ArcGIS, and MS Project®. John has attended training for Value Engineering, Corridor Modeling, Bentley's Geopak, IRWA's The Uniform Act Executive Summary, Merger Facilitation, and National Highway Institute's NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process among several others.


    Terry Harris, PE

    Terry Harris is a Project Engineer in DAVENPORT’s Triangle Regional Office. Terry has over 19 years of experience in transportation engineering. These years include roadway, structures, PDEA, and visualization. His most recent design experience includes various roadway projects for the last 10 years. These include freeway and interchange projects, urban & widening projects, and bridge replacement projects. All have included Corridor Modeling at some point in the process once it became an actively used tool for designs. He has been a team member that managed larger projects involving Merger team concurrence point meetings. He has worked across the State of NC from the western mountains to the east coast on various roadway projects. Terry is proficient in Microstation, Geopak, Corridor Modeling, Trns-Port PES, ArcGIS, Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lync), NCDOT and ASSHTO Standards and Policies.

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    DAVENPORT employee, Tia Smith, spreads the passion of Engineering to hundreds of Middle and High School students.

    DAVENPORT was very excited to have had the opportunity to share our work and passion with hundreds of growing minds in the month of April. Tia Smith, one of DAVENPORT’s very own, attended Career Days at both Konnoak and Morgan Elementary Schools.



    “I had the honor to speak to about 360 students and answer all of their questions about what it means to be an engineer, what it takes to get there and my daily functions on my current project”, Tia recounts. Ms. Smith brought with her several sets of plans and drawings for the students to look at along with a slideshow which depicted actual on-site structures at the facility where she is currently working. “I also brought a few items to pass around for the students to tinker with”, Tia reports, “items such as my level, hard hat, tape measure, safety vest, and my construction daily log book.” Some of the children would try on the equipment and others would just stand in awe when they heard about the explosives being used on-site to break up huge rocks that even the machines couldn’t move!



    The following week, Atkins High School hosted a STEM open house in which Tia also attended. She was able to interact with a few students interested in engineering and internships with DAVENPORT. Tia informed the students about her daily functions, schools in which they can obtain an engineering degree, the Fundamentals of Engineering exams, and the outlook of the engineering industry. And although there were several parents and teachers that were very appreciative of our attendance and our work outside of that particular event, the greatest moment comes when we see the excitement from the students. “The brightness of their faces were heart-warming” Tia recounts. “It was rewarding to inform them on how fun being an engineer really is!”


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    DAVENPORT partners with North Raleigh Ministries for a great hands-on volunteer opportunity!

     

    DAVENPORT partnered with North Raleigh Ministries for a day of volunteering and assistance in the operations of the ministry's daily program.North Raleigh Ministries' main focus is to provide "compassionate assitance to neighbors in crisis in a Christian environment". North Raleigh Ministries is comprised of three separate ministries: The Crisis Center, the Client's Choice Market, and a Thrift Shoppe. The Crisis Center is a place where those in the local community can go to recieve financial assistance for their utility bills or rent, and it is a way for those struggling temporarily to get back on their feet. The Client's Choice Market is a pantry filled with foods for neighbors to come for a selection of a variety of goods that will ensure their families are properly nourished.

     

    The ministry caters to many families in need, but those needs will vary for each family. As is often said, one man's trash may be another person's treasure, which is why they run and operate a Thrift Shoppe where anyone can purchase gently used goods and where all proceeds go directly to their two other ministries. DAVENPORT employees were put to work primarily serving in the Thrift Shoppe, organizing, sorting, and shelving goods to be sold for the day.


    North Raleigh Ministries is always looking for volunteers and welcomes anyone wanting to make a diference in the world and in their community in any way possible. If you cannot donate your time, the ministry also accepts donations of various kinds. Visit North Raleigh Minitries' website for a list of goods they will accept: http://www.northraleighministries.com/



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