Although roundabouts are a common traffic solution to help improve busy intersections, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) brought in KCI to help guide a contractor unfamiliar with this type of project. As lead inspector, our team provided extensive roadway and construction expertise for the NC Highway 218/Mill Grove roundabout improvement project. In order to complete construction, the intersection had to be closed, and a detour was established.
With a tight deadline and the detours inconvenience to local residents, timely completion of the traffic circle was critical. Our strong relationship with the contractor, who had never built a roundabout before, and extensive knowledge of NCDOT regulations played a critical role in how smoothly the project went. Effective communication and cooperation between all stakeholders also helped to expedite the schedule and the project was completed 163 days ahead of schedule.