Town Center Boulevard

Town Center Boulevard

Century’s work at Town Center Boulevard is a part of a unique contract between a private developer and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The project entails the construction of a half-mile-long extension of Town Center Boulevard, from Route 32 to Route 175, crossing two stream tributaries and adjacent wetland areas of the Severn River watershed. With careful analysis of subsurface conditions, proactive stormwater management, and skilled structural design, we created a connecting roadway that makes the community better without damaging the natural environment around it.  

Satisfying Several Stakeholders

Century successfully managed the coordination of a larger-than-usual group of key stakeholders over the course of the project, working with the Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the developer, the bridge contractor, and several other companies and agencies.

Impactful Subsurface Evaluations

Geotechnical engineering services consisted of 24 test borings, laboratory testing, geotechnical evaluation and preparation of a geotechnical report for the proposed bridge, culvert and stormwater management facilities. When we found that the use of shallow foundations for support of the bridge abutment and piers would result in estimated settlements of two to four inches, we recommended non-displacement driven pile foundations instead. After analyzing the options for the bridge culvert foundations, we recommended that they be lowered and supported on a stiff clay layer, designed for an allowable bearing pressure of 4,000 pounds per square foot.

Environmentally Friendly Design

Despite the presence of several sensitive environmental features in the 130-acre wooded project site, the new roadway is minimally invasive and was designed with preservation in mind. Several stormwater management facilities along both sides of the new roadway greatly reduce the project’s potential negative impact. Even when the originally-planned 150-foot bridge was shortened just prior to construction, Century’s redesign avoided any additional impact to the surrounding wetland.

Project Facts
Owner

Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works/The Halle Companies

Location

Odenton, MD

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Project Facts
Owner

Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works/The Halle Companies

Location

Odenton, MD

Markets

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