Project Description

The City of Charlottesville, VA selected the T-WALL® Retaining Wall System as part of the Hillsdale Drive Extension Project. When complete the extension will provide a three-lane roadway from Greenbrier Drive in Albemarle County to Hydraulic Road in Charlottesville. The new three-lane Hillsdale Drive will allow for better access to US 29.

T-WALL was preferred by the owner and designer because the system would not interfere with existing water and utility lines or hamper future access. Due to the smaller base-width to wall height ratio as compared to MSE, T-WALL is often a preferred choice when trying to avoid existing in-place structures. Additionally, by using the narrower T-WALL system the amount of necessary excavation was reduced, further reducing project cost and construction time.

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