Timmons Group to Design National Museum of the Marine Corps Heritage Center Parkway Extension and Route 1 Entrance Improvements

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When complete, the new two-lane, quarter mile section of roadway will serve as a two-lane rural connector with a right-turn lane exiting onto Route 1. This new stretch of roadway will also provide an overlook at the roadway’s crest for panoramic views of the museum and its grounds.

Timmons Group is very excited for the opportunity to serve such a remarkable organization as the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and for the chance to be a part of a truly unique venue that honors the United States Marine Corps.

Timmons Group, an ENR 500 Design Firm and a leader in civil engineering and professional consulting services, was recently contracted by Fentress Architects to provide services for the design of the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) Heritage Center Parkway Extension and Route 1 Entrance Improvements.

Fentress Architects designed the NMMC, which was to be the centerpiece of the Marine Corps Heritage Center. Now with recent plans of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation to continue expansion of the museum, as well as its plan to construct a new a new state-of-the-art hotel and conference center and the museum’s plans for a new artifact and restoration building, it is expected traffic will increase significantly, therefore requiring the extension of Heritage Center Parkway to a second point of access with Route 1.

“Timmons Group is very excited for the opportunity to serve such a remarkable organization as the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and for the chance to be a part of a truly unique venue that honors the United States Marine Corps,” said Brian Copeland, PE, Timmons Group’s Project Manager on this project. “We are also very privileged to work again with Fentress Architects, an international design firm that specializes in sustainable and iconic public architecture.”

Timmons Group has begun the design work on this project and it is anticipated the construction will begin in early 2012. When complete, the new two-lane, quarter mile section of roadway will serve as a two-lane rural connector with a right-turn lane exiting onto Route 1. This new stretch of roadway will also provide an overlook at the roadway’s crest for panoramic views of the museum and its grounds.

Timmons Group is also performing a comprehensive traffic impact analysis. This study will assess the effects this new development’s traffic will have on the transportation network in the community.

About Timmons Group
Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized for nearly twenty years as one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country. The firm provides civil engineering, environmental, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Timmons Group has regional offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.timmons.com.

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