Uwharrie Environmental Landfill Expansion Project, Mount Gilead, NC
DAVENPORT was retained to perform a traffic assessment for the expansion of the landfill located in Mount Gilead, NC (Montgomery County). This facility is a municipal solid waste (MSW) facility and accepts waste from all over the region. The predominate delivery method for the waste is via heavy truck. The proposed expansion was projected to generate 110 more truck trips per day within five years of expansion approval.
Scope of Services
Landfill expansion approval is always a challenge in today’s environmental climate. DAVENPORT’s charge for this project was to perform an exhaustive review of the surrounding transportation facilities to ensure their adequacy for the proposed expansion. DAVENPORT’s work went far beyond intersection analysis. Roadway characteristics were also considered including pavement width and bridges. A full safety analysis of the surrounding roadways was also conducted to determine if there were any high crash locations that would be exacerbated with additional truck traffic. Finally, a review of the local school system’s operation and the location of their stops along the affected roadways was conducted to make sure student safety was considered and accounted for.
In the end, DAVENPORT’s report demonstrated that the transportation network could handle the projected expansion. The project was approved.