MACTEC Engineering and Consulting of Alpharetta, Ga., was awarded a $13.3-million firm fixed price architect and engineering contract for design of a new base entry point at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C. The project is a joint venture with Raleigh, N.C.-based Rummel, Klepper & Kahl.

The proposed entry point will help mitigate traffic congestion. The design includes 6.5 mi of new four-lane roadway, three major interchanges and three major bridges crossings. The contract also contains several options, which if exercised would increase the cumulative contract value to more than $14.5 million.

According to MACTEC/RKK Joint Venture Project Director Jesse R. Barker, the joint venture will provide detailed working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for competitive bidding for the new base entry point and access roads.