The Town of Lee hired Fuss & O’Neill to design geometric roadway and drainage improvements for approximately 1.7 miles of Tyringham Road. As a vital commuter roadway, Tyringham Road serves traffic to the Town of Tyringham (to the south) and the Massachusetts Turnpike (to the north). The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) funded and administered this project.
Engineers across disciplines collaborated to design complex corridor improvements to this important Berkshire County roadway. Elements of the project included:
- Full depth pavement reclamation/widening from 22-feet to 26-feet
- Design of over 1,000 cubic yards of gabion retaining walls (some up to 14-feet in height) for slope and embankment stabilization
- Design of over 2,000 linear feet of new drainage system including roadside drop inlets, 48-inch culvert crossings, and subdrains
- NOI/ENF/ACOE permitting processes, which involved extensive permitting and wetland resource replication
- MassDOT design review and right-of-way coordination