Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Three Oaks Selected for US 70 Improvement Project in Craven County

DURHAM, NC, August 6, 2014 – Three Oaks Engineering was selected this week by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to prepare environmental studies and preliminary designs for the proposed upgrade of US 70 from the Neuse River Bridge to Grantham Road in Craven County (STIP No. U-5713).

The project is designed to upgrade existing US 70 to a freeway and has consistently ranked high in NCDOT’s Strategic Mobility Formula because of its ability to address congestion and safety concerns, link communities, and support commerce and tourism.

"We are excited about the opportunity to work on a project that is so important to all of Eastern North Carolina, and especially the local communities along the corridor," said Three Oaks president Suzanne Unger Young, PE.

During the summer months, US 70 is frequently used by motorists headed to Crystal Coast beaches.  It also serves as a major hurricane evacuation route.  One recent study found that improving the US 70 corridor will create hundreds of new jobs and improve the region’s economy by more than one billion dollars.

About Three Oaks:  Founded in 2014, Three Oaks is a Durham-based, woman-owned firm that helps clients accomplish infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs.  With over 75 years of collective experience on a wide range of National Environmental Policy Act projects, coupled with a positive approach and commitment to each client, Three Oaks offers superior, cost-effective, and efficient services.

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