High vehicle accident rates led to the proposed widening and reconstruction of Old Jesup Road in Glynn County, Georgia. The number of rear end accidents indicated the need for additional lanes, and the frequency of angle accidents showed that drivers would be safer with the addition of a two-way center turn lane.
Thompson Engineering was hired for almost three miles of roadwork including the widening of the road from a 2-lane to a 5-lane with bike paths and sidewalks. Major challenges considered include several historic properties and a historic tidal canal. Thompson’s project tasks have included concept, database, environmental, preliminary plans, right-of-way plans and acquisition, final plans, erosion control plans, utility plans, traffic control plans and bridge plans for a new 120 foot, triple span bridge.
To date, 70% of project work is complete; state budget cuts have delayed project completion.