Special Projects Team

Core Responsibilities
The motto of the Special Projects Team is “Highest Quality Work, Protect Every Dollar.” The team performs:
  • Base map preparation
  • Capital project budgeting
  • Construction cost estimation
  • Construction inspection services
  • Contract administration
  • Project management
  • Site and utility design
  • Stormwater management
  • Surveying
  • Value engineering for a variety of city projects
Project Management
The Special Projects Team managed the city's first federal stimulus infrastructure project, the City-Wide Rehabilitation and Conservation Districts New Concrete Curb, Entrances, and Sidewalk Project; and the city’s first PPEA design-build project, Campbell Garage.

Revenue Sharing Projects
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Revenue Sharing projects include VDOT’s first Safe Routes to School Project, which improved pedestrian access between neighborhoods and schools in the Washington Park area. Another notable VDOT Revenue Sharing Project was the Aviation Drive-Towne Square Boulevard Intersection Reconfiguration, which reconfigured and signalized one of the city’s most congested interchanges. This intersection project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Surveying & Design
The team has also handled surveying and design for smaller projects such as Valley Metro Bus Shelters, Public Art, and improvements at the Mill Mountain Zoo. In addition, they design, manage, and inspect infrastructure projects such as the Bullitt Avenue Streetscape, 6th Street Streetscape in front of the newly renovated Cotton Mill apartments, the Rehabilitation of Franklin Road Bridge, and the various phases of the Reserve Avenue Streetscape.

Capital Building Projects
The Special Projects team has teamed with the Facilities Section as the civil engineer on capital building projects:
  • Market Building Renovations
  • Gainsboro Library Expansion
  • Jackson Park Library Expansion
  • Melrose Fire Station No. 5
They have planned, designed, and managed various improvements at the city’s Public Works Service Center, including a metal equipment building, drainage improvements, and they are currently designing a large-scale rainwater harvesting system. They have also performed cost estimating for Carilion’s Roanoke River District.