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Civil | CONTI ENTERPRISES - VOLVO INTERCHANGE
CONTI IS HELPING BUILD A KEY INTERCHANGE PROJECT IN SOUTH CAROLINA. BY TIM O'CONNOR
Conti Enterprises - Volvo
$44 million project includes
five miles of roadway, two flyover
ramps and three bridges.
hen car manufacturer
Volvo broke ground on its
first American factory in
2015 it was a major win for
Berkeley County, S.C. The facility, which will
open in late 2018, is expected to produce as
many as 100,000 cars annually and could
create 4,000 jobs in the long term. In all, the
project is expected to generate $4.8 billion
in annual economic output.
The Volvo plant has the potential to be a
major economic engine for Berkeley County
and all of South Carolina, but first, it needs
to connect to the state's larger transportation systems. In late 2016, the South Caroli-
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na Department of Transportation (SCDOT)
awarded a contract to Conti Enterprises to
design-build a new interchange that will
create an access point to the Volvo facility
from I-26 near mile marker 189. "The construction of this interchange is an important
step in providing an interconnected system
for driving the state's economic engine,"
South Carolina Secretary of Transportation
Christy Hall says.
Conti's experience with similar high-profile projects made it the ideal general
contractor for the Volvo interchange
project. "We have an extensive resume
when it comes to bridge and interchange
* Location: Berkeley County, S.C.
* Employees on-site at peak: 50
* Scope of work: Highway interchange
"We are commi ed to providing
our client wi a afe project
wi high quality, under budget
and on time."
- Mike Prudente, enior project manager
construction," Senior Project Manager Mike
Conti partnered with Johnson, Mirmiran
& Thompson (JMT), the designer on the