Newport News Annual Services Contract
Newport News, VA
AMT was selected by the City of Newport News to provide on-call engineering related services as needed for local transportation and civil engineering task orders. Task orders also include assistance with the City’s stormwater and floodplain management programs.
AMT provided the design of roadway and bridge improvements to the City of Newport News for the replacement of Huntington Bridge, which is currently under construction with state funding via the LAP program. We are continuing our involvement with the project by providing construction management and inspection.
In addition to this work for the City of Newport News, AMT is also under contract to provide oversight and a value engineering report for the design of the Hogan Drive, the primary corridor for the Virginia Tech Center in Newport News, Virginia.
Among other task order assignments, AMT is providing the engineering analysis and design of two, 48” culverts through an earthen dam retaining stormwater discharged from Warwick Boulevard and adjacent development. The existing outfalls discharge to Deep Creek from the Wendwood Reservoir are failing structurally and have eroded 30’ into the earthen dam from the point of discharge. Design will require repair of the dam, design of a 24’ weir, and site improvements to provide access via an HRSD easement. This project will likely be eligible for Chesapeake Bay Program credit as an outfall stabilization best management practice and be utilized by the City in the manner for compliance with their MS4 permit.
AMT is also providing support to the City on their participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). AMT assisted the City with their Community Assistance Visit (CAV) in November 2018 and is documenting their application for achieving a rating in the Community Rating System (CRS). The NFIP CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. As a result of a favorable rating, flood insurance premium rates will be discounted in the City to reflect the reduced flood risk from their participation in the program. Items that AMT is working to document for the City include all aspects of their stormwater management program including compliance and system maintenance. AMT assisted with updates to the County ordinance, calculations for CRS crediting and documentation of CRS activities as well as facilitating the City’s entry into the program with FEMA and the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The City expects entry into the program in October 2021.