GDOT District 5 Roadway Materials Testing Services

pic 1Long Engineering, Inc. is performing field materials testing and asphalt plant quality control work for a number of roadway projects in GDOT District 5.  District 5 is comprised of 24 counties in Southeast Georgia, encompassing the entire coastal region (including Savannah, Brunswick and the Golden Isles) and extends across to Waycross and up to McRae, Vidalia and Statesboro.  These projects include the US-84 widening between Manor and Homerville; the SR-40 Improvements in Kingsland; upgrades to the I-95 / SR-251 Interchange in Darien; and US-1 /SR-252 in Charlton.  Our services include field compaction testing of asphalt and graded aggregate base for grading operations and asphalt paving, soil cement coring, and pipe bedding compaction as well as quality control at several asphalt plants where our technicians run ignition tests and sample liquid asphalt.

Post Alexander


Brpost alexanderasfield & Gorrie recently received a “Build Georgia Award 2016” for Post Alexander, a 540,000 square foot, 26-story apartment building providing 340 rental units.  The project is located in Buckhead at Lenox Road and Phipps Boulevard and is in the second phase of Post Properties’ Post Alexander development.

Long Engineering, Inc. provided land surveying services, site design, permitting through the City of Atlanta and construction period services.

SR-169 News

Long Engineering, Inc. is performing the construction inspection work for Wayne County on their SR-169 railroad overpass and roadway improvements project.  The project includes a bridge over Norfolk-Southern RR, mechanically stabilized embankment walls, and approximately a mile of road work.  The project is designed to eliminate train-induced congestion on this important corridor, coming in and out of downtown Jesup, Georgia. The project has a schedule of two years for completion. Long Engineering, Inc. inspectors are inspecting all bridge and roadway work, traffic control and erosion control.


Roadway Materials Field Testing – Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia

Long Engineering, Inc. is providing roadway materials testing services for Georgia DOT on a number of projects in the Savannah and Chatham County area. Our technicians are performing field compaction tests for asphalt and graded aggregate base (GAB), as well as concrete coring for depth verification. The work is being done on projects under construction, including the King George Boulevard and Highway 204 intersection, the US-80 improvements from Thunderbolt and Tybee Island, and the Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. In addition, our technicians are responsible for monitoring several asphalt plants and doing QA/QC work to verify compliance with GDOT procedures. At the various plants, they perform ignition tests and asphalt content testing.

The Lou Glenn Children’s Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

The re-named and renovated Lou Glenn Children’s Garden is set to open this June.  The garden has been updated to include a larger splash pad to bring refreshment to children during the hot summer, a renovated amphitheater, new accessible bathrooms, hydration stations, an edible fruit and vegetable garden, an observation bee hive that allows kids to watch bees as they make honey, new tree house, climbing nets, climbing wall and more places for children to learn and play.

Long Engineering, Inc. provided land surveying services, site design, permitting through the City of Atlanta and construction period services.  The design of the garden included many features to improve the quality and control the flow of stormwater runoff leaving the site.  Stormwater planters, bioretention areas and sediment forebays were integrated into the design.  In addition, the grading of the garden paths were designed to maximize handicap accessibility to the many play areas and there was careful coordination to preserve the many mature trees and shrubs located within the garden.  DPA-ABG PLAN-COLOR FINAL-3-17-14-REV LABELS (002)

I-75/I-575 Express Lanes Making Progress

Long Engineering, Inc. is on the team that is providing construction inspection and testing services for the contractor on the massive $700M “Northwest Corridor” express lanes project for Georgia DOT.  One interesting aspect of the job will be the open road electronic tolling as there are none of the old-style toll booths on the project. In areas where tolls are collected, the pavement must be reinforced with fiberglass reinforcing instead of the traditional steel rebar. This is to prevent the steel from interfering with the electronic toll collection process. Special concrete will also be used because the location of the tolling electronics is critical and a traditional concrete mix may move the conduit during placement.

Atlanta United Construction Update May 2016


Grading and utility installation is underway at the Atlanta United Training Grounds on Franklin Gateway in Marietta, Georgia.  This 32 acre site will serve as the headquarters and training facility for Major League Soccer’s newest franchise, Atlanta United FC.

Long Engineering, Inc. has been responsible for providing the civil engineering design services for the 30,000 s.f. headquarters building, three artificial turf and three natural turf fields, along with surface parking for 176 vehicles. MLS Practice 160504D130