With almost any new construction or expansion of existing infrastructure comes the need to consider the regulatory environmental issues of proposed projects. We have seen these needs grow over the years and have responded by developing in-house capability to deal with the complex environmental hurdles that can slow even the best-conceived projects if they are not properly addressed.
For example, ABMB has been part of a joint venture leading the Baton Rouge Loop Project from early discussions and the development of an Implementation Plan, through the Tier I Environmental Impact Statement Phase and NEPA process. In addition, ABMB teamed with another Baton Rouge firm to investigate and clear all preliminary phases of the I-49 Connector project in Shreveport, which will provide the final nationwide link of I-49 by connecting the existing I-49/I-20 interchange to the proposed I-49/I-220 interchange. In 2009, ABMB successfully performed all necessary feasibility and environmental analysis for the relocation of the KCS railroad in Tupelo, Mississippi, identifying a preferred alternative route.