We are proud to have a strong portfolio of diverse projects and achievements. The featured list of projects below illustrates our level of quality and expertise for the services we provide.

Genetta Ditch Bridge Culvert Replacement

Location: South Decatur Street, Montgomery, AL

We were engaged by the City of Montgomery to replace the bridge culvert at the junction of South Decatur Street and Winnie Street. This culvert had been in place since the early 90’s. We provided construction engineering and inspections associated with the replacement. Specifically, construction material testing (CMT) services, geotechnical engineering support, and observation and monitoring during foundation construction.

Services Included:

  • Drilled shaft foundation installation
  • Installation of steel reinforcement
  • Backfill and compaction of fill areas and drainage structures
  • Soil samples used to fill materials
  • Subgrade and base material placement
  • Concrete cylinders for cast in place concrete with slump and air content with cylinder breaks
  • Periodic site visits to observe and monitor construction progress (traffic control measures, construction activities, etc.)

LAMP High School and MPACT Center

Location: Montgomery, AL

Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. was initially engaged to help with the location and acquisition of feasible land and/or buildings for each school and later engaged to provide civil engineering design services.  The feasibility study led to the acquisition of 2 empty retail spaces and adjacent parking lots and land at the previously shuttered Montgomery Mall.

Services Included:

  • Survey during the acquisition phase to identify a location that provided the space for athletic fields, as well as enough indoor space for classrooms
  • Convert two existing retail mall buildings and parking lots into usable space
  • Disconnect existing water, sewer, and fire protection services from the existing common mall systems and provide dedicated services to the LAMP and MPACT facilities
  • Identify a path to create full size athletic fields within the project boundaries
  • Demolition of asphalt parking lot
  • Realignment of existing storm drainage system
  • Construction of retaining walls around fields
  • Construction of a new access roadway
  • With all of these tasks, considerations were made concerning the environmental impacts on site, as well as impacts to the remaining mall facilities

Gateway Cooperative District Redevelopment Project

Location: Prattville, AL

            Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. was engaged to help redevelop the Gateway Cooperative District off Cobbs Ford Road for the City of Millbrook. The city required that improvements be made to I-65 Service Road, Cobb’s Ford Road, Market Street and Commerce Street as plans were being made to build the new Springhill Suites Hotel. We were involved with the redevelopment process from the beginning, offering planning and design services to relocate the intersection of Cobbs Ford Road and I-65 Service Road and improve existing structures.

Services Included:

  • Regrade the area to allow for proper drainage and additional storm piping
  • Relocate the intersection of Cobb’s Ford Road and I-65 Service Road to combine with the intersection of Market St.
  • Add curb and gutter and resurface I-65 Service Road and Market Street with the addition of drainage inlets and storm piping
  • Widen and resurface Cobbs Ford Road Service Road and Commerce Street with the addition of curb and gutter, drainage inlets and storm piping
  • Addition of a fire hydrant and accompanying water line

Bethany Village – Camp McDowell

Location: Nauvoo, AL

            Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. has played a big role in the development of Camp McDowell. The camp, located in Nauvoo, Alabama, hosts thousands of visitors per year ranging from summer camps, retreats, family gatherings, conference groups, weddings, and other special events. We have offered land planning and development, as well as site design, for many areas found at McDowell. The most recent development, Bethany Village, is the largest development seen in camp history. Bethany almost doubled the size of camp and is universally accessible with lodges, cabins, a large dining hall, a lake and much more.

Services Included:

  • Land acquisition
  • Feasibility studies and conceptual design
  • Roadway and drainage design
  • Design for dam and recreational lake
  • Water distribution system for the development
  • Sanitary Sewer Collection, Treatment and Disposal from all buildings

Water Tank Improvements and Design

Location: Various

            Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. has a team of experienced staff able to design and manage the construction and/or improvement of water distribution and storage systems. We have worked with numerous counties in Alabama to upgrade or add to their current systems. Flip through the photos and check out some of our work.

Services Included:

Loachapoka Water Authority: Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. was asked to manage the improvement process of a water tank for the Loachapoka Water Authority. Services included cost estimating and management of submittals and approvals. 

Quint-Mar Water Authority: Quint-Mar Water Authority engaged Larry E. Speaks & Associates, Inc. to make improvements to two of their water storage tanks, one in Berea and one in High Pines. We offered cost estimating and management services in order to recoat both tanks.

Court Square Roundabout Dexter Avenue and Commerce Street

Location: Downtown Montgomery, AL

            The roundabout was improved in 2006 to return the square back to similar conditions found in the 1800’s.