Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that the firm has been selected by Union County to provide engineering and planning services for two projects in Union County, N.C. The firm will develop an area plan for Union County and the town of Indian Trail. Additionally, GS&P will conduct a corridor study in the town of Marshville. Both projects support Union County’s goals of improving multimodal accommodations while enhancing economic development.
“We have assembled project teams that have extensive experience assisting communities in evaluating how different development patterns and transportation solutions may impact mobility, infrastructure, the environment and quality of life,” commented Joe Lesch, senior transportation planner, Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We believe that the most successful, livable and sustainable communities arise from the careful consideration of how these factors impact each other. We look forward to partnering with Union County to develop design solutions that address the needs of their growing communities.”
For the area plan, GS&P’s team of transportation engineers, transportation planners and landscape architects will develop design solution that considers transportation needs, land use and economic development for the area surrounding the Monroe Expressway and the Secrest Short Cut Road and Unionville-Indian Trail Road interchange. They will deliver the project in three phases – community outreach and existing conditions analysis, framework for plan options and recommendations, and the final area plan – in order to determine the solution that will best support the county’s current and future needs.
For the corridor study, the GS&P team will also develop design solutions that address present and future vehicular and pedestrian needs at intersections along U.S. 74 in the town of Marshville. The project team will collect data and conduct base mapping, engage the public and stakeholders, study access management, analyze signal timing data and consider land use goals before presenting the final report.
Gresham, Smith and Partners opened its Charlotte, N.C., office in 2015 and expanded its Transportation market to North Carolina in early 2016 to better serve local and regional transportation clients. The firm is currently leading a transportation planning study in Huntersville, N.C. GS&P’s Transportation professionals deliver comprehensive planning, design, environmental, architectural and construction phase services for highway, transit, aviation and rail facilities throughout the Southeast. The staff of engineers, planners and scientists capitalize on the firm’s diverse blend of markets and disciplines to offer a truly integrated and sustainable approach that considers all perspectives and offers practical, forward-thinking solutions.