Road Improvements - Farms of New Kent

New Kent County, Virginia

Project Overview

The Farms of New Kent is a development comprising of residential, recreational and commercial land uses. The project covered approximately 4,500 acres and included a Rees Jones Championship Golf Course, clubhouse, winery, county inn and spa, bed and breakfast, an equestrian center, 300 estate properties are scheduled as well as 100 cottages, a village of a neo-traditional design featuring shops, boutiques, a farmer’s market and a variety of residential elements, including 450 residential homes and 1,450 age restricted homes. This development required a significant upgrade of State Route 106 from the Interstate to State Route 249.

Strategy and Services

Resource services included:

  • Design studies
  • Surveying
  • Design plans and specifications
  • Permitting
  • Construction administration

Resource provided design for all the road improvements serving the project. These services included design studies, surveying, design plans and specifications, permitting, and construction administration.  The road improvements included 9,465 linear feet of existing state roadway improvements on the project that included roundabouts at the I-64 interchange ramps at Route 106, four lanes dividing for Route 106 from I-64 to Route 249, and construction of a roundabout at Routes 106 and 249.   An innovative approach with roundabouts was used for the interchange of Route 106 and I-64. Rather than a clover leaf design, a diamond interchange with roundabouts was determined to be an effective, safe, and efficient design and it would not require traffic signals and widening of existing roads to provide left turn storage lanes.

Traffic Impact Report
Resource prepared traffic impact reports and access recommendations for various plans for the development of the Farms of New Kent. The work included traffic counts, projected traffic growth, AM/PM/24-hour generation estimate, trip distribution and traffic analysis. From this information Resource prepared the final report with recommendations. Acceptance of the proposed plan required significant negotiations with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

Award winning Project

Resource was awarded the First Annual Transportation Engineering Award for the category of “Projects Smaller than $10 Million” by the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance for this project.