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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.

Recent News

Edith G. Peters, PE, PTOE joins DAVENPORT to Direct its Charlotte Office! 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.



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.


    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!



    Edith Peters, PE, PTOE joins the DAVENPORT Team to head the Charlotte Office


    DAVENPORT is pleased to announce that Edith G. Peters, PE, PTOE has joined DAVENPORT as Director of the Charlotte Regional Office. Ms. Peters has over nine years of experience in the industry, providing traffic engineering, transportation planning, and transportation design on numerous projects throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.


    For more on Edith you can visit the Our Team page. We look forward to her presence in the firm and to the many opportunities that await.



    DAVENPORT grows its staff and opens a new office in Northern Virginia


    With the increasing growth and demand of our firm within the commonwealth of Virginia, DAVENPORT commits to opening a new office in Sterling, VA. This new location will now serve a whole new set of clients within the rapidly growing Northern region and even open up the firm’s potential for work within the District. DAVENPORT’s presence will now be more evenly distributed throughout Virginia and will further uphold our commitment to provide local professional expertise on local projects.


    The new office will be directed and managed by David Newberger, PE, PTOE. Mr. Newberger brings extensive transportation engineering experience throughout Virginia including traffic signal design, signing and pavement marking, maintenance of traffic, lighting design and ITS. Mr. Newberger’s past experience includes serving as traffic engineering design lead for the Virginia MegaProjects I-495 and I-95 Express Lanes, and Project/Task Manager for on-call contracts with Arlington and Fairfax Counties.


    We are excited to welcome David to the DAVENPORT team and look forward to the many opportunities that this partnership and our expanded footprint will render.




    DAVENPORT grows its staff yet again and opens a new office in South Carolina!


    DAVENPORT is thrilled to announce its addition of transportation engineering experts Christy Staudt, PE and Jeff Ingham, PE, PTOE. Christy will be based out of the firm’s Asheville office and will bring to the firm over 19 years of experience in the field of transportation engineering specializing in bicycle and pedestrian studies. We are excited that her specialized experience in Bicycle and Pedestrian modes adds greater depth for our firm as we continue to provide these services for our clients.


    Jeff Ingham, PE, PTOE comes to DAVENPORT with over 22 years of experience in transportation planning and design for clients in both the public and private sectors. Jeff will be heading DAVENPORT’s first office in the State of South Carolina. Located in the Charleston Region, the new office will extend the firm’s footprint and serve our clients in the Southeast at an even greater capacity.


    We are very excited to have the two of them on board and look forward to the potential that this opens up for our firm. For more info on Christy and Jeff you can read more about them here.