This was the largest construction project in Tennessee’s history. The Knoxville project entailed roadway improvements to Hall of Fame Drive and I-40, including reconfiguration of James White Parkway, construction of new interchanges and exit ramps, and the widening of I-40 from four lanes to six lanes. The project contained 17 bridges, 48 retaining walls, 5 noise-barrier walls and grading, drainage and paving of Hall of Fame Drive and various side roads.
Wilson & Associates’ engineering and surveying duties were to lay out all bridges, walls, grading and drainage. Our firm also acted as the prime contractor’s representative in all erosion-prevention and sediment-control matters, including the contractor’s plan for staging EPSC operations, EPSC inspection services relative to water quality, erosion and sediment controls, and water-resource-related permit compliance for the project, as well as coordination of the contractor’s BMP installations to minimize environmental impacts. W&A worked with environmental community groups, the City of Knoxville and TDEC to meet the project’s environmental obligations. We serviced this project with five crews, along with two full-time data engineers and an EPSC supervisor, for five to six days a week for four years.