Construction recently wrapped up on a project to replace stormwater infrastructure and stabilize a historic railroad bank in the heart of downtown Aiken, South Carolina. Cranston Engineering’s civil design group provided a feasibility analysis and worked with the City, State Historic Preservation Office, SC Dept. of Transportation, and Aiken Railway to improve drainage along the antebellum rail line while maintaining the historic Aiken aesthetic through innovative use of a soil nail wall designed to match the natural clay embankment.
Pearce Atkins, Aiken’s Assistant City Engineer, said about the project, “The Aiken Railroad Drainage Project was complete on time, under budget, with a perfect safety record. Cranston Engineering Group was able to support the fast pace of construction by expedited approvals of changes and solid engineering support with cost savings input relative to constructability. I would highly recommend Cranston Engineering Group for future work. This team made my job as project manager look easy.”