Clemson University Newman Road Expansion

Clemson, SC

Newman Road was a two-lane road on the east end of campus that served as a north-south connector before entering the heart of campus. However, the southern end did not connect to Perimeter Road, the main arterial encompassing the campus in conjunction with Highway 93.

Project Details

The project began with a study to evaluate alternatives for a phased delivery approach to develop the entire Newman Corridor into a five-lane boulevard section, including the construction of the southern connector. WK Dickson was then selected to provide design, permitting, bidding, and construction phase services to develop the south connector for the full five-lane boulevard.


The project was a partnership with Clemson University and another civil engineering consultant performing similar services for the Newman/Perimeter Intersection. Since construction had to be completed before the fall semester, the project was initiated on a fast-track schedule and involved daily communication and coordination with the entire team. Permits were received quickly, and bids came in under budget. The project was completed well ahead of schedule, making the return of students much smoother for the fall semester.


Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas, PE

Vice President