CR-52/68 Dickson Dam Road

The WVDOT originally selected Palmer Engineering to provide construction plans for the replacement of the collapsed Dickson Dam Truss Bridge over Twelvepole Creek and make improvements to the roadway approach. However, since the collapse, traffic had been forced to use an existing bridge upstream and travel down CR-52/68, a one-lane road to access the opposite side of the river. The Team decided to upgrade the existing one-lane road to a two-lane paved road instead of constructing a new bridge.

The project was approximately 0.4 miles in length with timber-lagging retaining walls. Design elements included a HEC-RAS study of Twelvepole Creek and the existing dam structure, water and sewer line relocations, survey and mapping, NPDES permit, existing drainage improvement, and timber-lagging pile walls.