This $3 million LAFA project reconstructed 1.2 mi of a two-lane urban minor
arterial from Hollywood Avenue to Clover Street. Erdman Anthony services
included the completion of transportation system studies, planning and design
activities, construction inspection/support, and public participation.
Erdman Anthony completed transportation studies to identify existing
transportation network problems related to high traffic volumes associated with
development surrounding this corridor using this urban arterial as the primary
means of accessing the nearby interstate highway. Erdman Anthony recommended
improvements to address identified circulation problems and accommodate the high
traffic volumes. Inclusion of a continuous two-way, left-turn lane was studied
as a means to reduce rear-end type accidents and increase safety, but was not
recommended due to adjacent property impacts. Installation of a standard
shoulder section was recommended to improve traffic circulation around
Erdman Anthony worked with the established advisory group to identify the
existing deficiencies of the project corridor and brainstorm the proposed
improvements that could be made to alleviate such deficiencies.
Computer-generated visual simulations were prepared depicting the existing and
“proposed” visual environment and characteristics of the corridor. Additional
activities conducted as part of the visioning process included a walking tour of
the corridor with the involved public officials, interest groups, and area
residents to discuss the proposed changes and their associated impacts on
adjacent properties, as well as show physical locations of key project
Key design elements included pavement reconstruction; milling and
resurfacing; curbing; sidewalks; drainage; street lighting; traffic signal
improvements; signage and maintenance and protection of traffic during
construction. A unique element to the design included installation of three
driver feedback signs as a means to educate drivers with respect to actual
speeds vs. posted speeds and to reduce vehicle speeds along the corridor. The
project's design report included pavement evaluations, capacity analysis, and
development of alternatives that addressed several sensitive project issues
including lane and shoulder widths, drainage improvements, sidewalk treatments,
and individual property impacts to the urban residential area.
Final design involved the development of detailed plans for the widening of
Elmwood Avenue to accommodate turning lanes, shoulders, drainage improvements,
curbing, and sidewalks. The design included maintenance of traffic plans
depicting a project detour, traffic signal plans, striping and sign plans
including specification of driver feedback signs, decorative street lighting
plans and details, retaining walls, water main utility relocations necessitated
by vertical alignment changes, and sewer pipe/manhole replacements.
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