SSR AND CITY OF GERMANTOWN START HISTORIC ROAD PROJECT
April 07, 2011
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), an engineering design and facility consulting firm, is providing the construction engineering and inspection services for the city of Germantown’s Wolf River Boulevard. This $25 million project is part of the Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary green certification program. It will be the first silver certified road in Tennessee, and the first Audubon certified road in the United States.
Design features for this project include: four 12-foot traffic lanes, 12-foot shoulders with bike lanes, 14-foot medians with native plants, and two span bridges with bike and pedestrian crossings. The construction of this roadway will create a natural parkway for residents and visitors to walk, pedal and drive, while providing a sanctuary for plants and wildlife and filtering clean storm water. The Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary program focuses on combining areas of environmental protection, including wildlife conservation and water use efficiency, with human use.
The project broke ground at the end of March, and construction is scheduled to be completed by July 2013.
About Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. SSR is an employee-owned engineering design and facility consulting firm with 40-plus years of experience with facilities nationwide, including healthcare, education, science and technology, research, sports and entertainment, corrections, infrastructure, commercial and industrial clients. For more information about SSR, visit www.ssr-inc.com.