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Brockington and Associates has the expertise and experience to make your highway project a success. Since our founding in 1986, we have conducted hundreds of projects for local tax initiatives and state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

I-85 project

I-85 Extension Corridor Survey

Brockington conducted an intensive survey of a proposed 125-mile extension of Interstate 85 through Alabama. A GIS model and reconnaissance were used to evaluate alternate corridors for cultural resources. Detailed studies were undertaken along the chosen alternative to assess the potential effects on the environment, including over 100 Archaic through twentieth century resources identified during the study.  More »

Engineering Expertise

We work closely with highway engineers, including DOT staff and consulting engineers from contracted firms. Our team of experienced managers rearranges our project workload. We have the capacity to meet even the tightest engineering schedules. We have experienced on-staff archaeologists, historians, and GIS specialists who develop field strategies and present recommendations in order to limit re-engineering.

Our permit planning expertise allows us to streamline National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) needs with those of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), saving time and money. We work closely with large teams of environmental and planning specialists to produce Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) documentation while satisfying the Section 106 needs of State Historic Preservation Officers and other agencies. And, our groundbreaking work in predictive modeling provides quantitative data to help evaluate alternatives for corridors, often without costly field work.

Safety First

Transportation corridors studies are often dangerous, but Brockington staff pride themselves in their careful attention and cautious action. In addition to our overall company safety plan, field work is conducted in accordance with a project-specific safety plan outlined in concert with the client and relevant governing agencies— and signed by all members of the field crew. Field personnel are sometimes required to take additional safety courses for unique project hazards. For example, in order to survey the site of a proposed Intermodal facility, several archaeologists and historians were recently certified in Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Roadway Worker Protection regulations, as well certified as contractors through the e-railsafe verification system.

Following all relevant safety procedures, transportation corridor crews are given daily safety briefings before and after field work. Safety regulations agreed upon by all parties include the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn at all times and may include the use of hard-hats, Class II reflective orange safety vests, steel toed boots, work gloves, and safety glasses.

Creative Mitigation

Our experience in many states with all types of transportation projects continually introduces us to new minimization and mitigation measures to present to SHPOs and FHWA Division officials. Through our History Workshop division, we produce award-winning exhibits and educational programs to satisfy non-traditional mitigation requirements—and to create public goodwill for the Department. New ideas for creative mitigation can allow various parties to reach consensus, facilitating NEPA and Section 106 agreement and moving projects forward. In addition, our extensive understanding of tribal consultation gives us credibility at the meeting table and enables clients to reach their goals. Our tribal consultation efforts with prominent cases for DOTs have allowed us to strengthen our working relationships with FHWA offices, the office of the Keeper of the National Register, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

For information on our transportation projects, please contact Mr. David Baluha at