PASADENA, CA (June 20, 2017) – Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to perform design services under a Planning and Design Limited Services Contract for the I-26/US 74/ NC 108 interchange improvements in Polk County, NC. The project will provide ramp connections between westbound I-26 to eastbound US 74 and westbound US 74 to eastbound I-26, as well as modernization of NC 108 from west of Old Highway 19 to the intersection of Walker Road in Columbus.
Direct connections between the two major routes will relieve congestion at the intersection, where interstate through-traffic is currently forced to exit the highway and travel through roundabouts on NC 108 before entering either US 74 or I-26.
“Parsons will provide turnkey delivery on an accelerated schedule, which will improve safety and mobility,” said Mike Johnson, Parsons Group President. “We are excited to work with NCDOT on this project.”
Parsons and its team members will be responsible for all final designs, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation, as well as participation in public involvement activities.
The improvements to the I-26/US 74 ramps are scheduled to open prior to the Federal Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games, which will be held in North Carolina in September 2018.Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.