Blythe Construction and Goat Island Park, Phase II Honored with CAGC Pinnacle Award On January 30, 2016, Carolinas AGC (CAGC) bestowed a 2015 Pinnacle Award for Best Highway-Heavy Project Under $5 Million to Blythe Construction Inc., based in Charlotte, NC, for its work on Goat Island Park, Phase II, in Cramerton, NC.
Goat Island Park is part of a development plan which includes an 18-hole disc golf course, permanent corn hole and Ping-Pong facilities, an exercise pavilion, new playground equipment, an observation pier and a dog park. Phase II of the Goat Island Project provides bridge access to the park from the town of Cramerton, NC, and is a major part of the north to south section of the Carolina Thread Trail. The bridge is a 10-foot wide pedestrian bridge with approach ramp systems, and spans a total of 365 feet. The project includes a recreational pier structure, the clearing, grubbing, and grading of 1,200 linear feet of asphalt and concrete trails, lighting, and restoration of a 50 foot riparian buffer.
A small project which came with a big set of challenges (including working over water, working close to neighbors and traffic, and working adjacent to Cramerton’s Fire Department) was deemed “the jewel in our downtown” by Cramerton Mayor Ronnie Worley. Pinnacle entries are judged on unique aspects and challenges; special values; project management; budget and schedule; and safety performance. The Pinnacle presentation was made at CAGC’s 95th Annual Convention in Charleston, SC.