Slope Collapse Triggers Emergency Road Design

 

When unprecedented rainfall hit the upstate this summer, a slope failure at 51- year old upstate college nearly closed their Perimeter Road for the fall semester necessitating emergency road design.  SW+ was contacted by long-time client, Tri-County Technical College, to assess the slope failure and provide recommendations. Classes were scheduled to begin at the popular technical college in less than a month,  so developing a quick plan to provide a bypass road was critical.

Emergency Road DesignServices Necessary Due to Slope Failure

Slope failure along the entrance road caused by excessive summer rain.

SW+ reached out to Collins Hammett Construction to provide construction services for the emergency road design solution. Working together, SW+ and Collins Hammett were able to get the clearing and grading of the alternate road started within two days of completing the damage assessment.  In just three weeks, Collins Hammett and SW+ had successfully designed and constructed a bypass road around the failing slope on the college’s Pendleton Campus.  When classes began for the fall semester, this very important bypass road was vital to the traffic at the college.

SeamonWhiteside’s Greenville office is now developing construction drawings to remediate the slope failure and provide permanent stabilization to the affected area.

Tri-County Technical College has been providing secondary education since 1962. The college serves Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties in the upstate of South Carolina.

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