North Center Point Rd.- Railroad to FIsher St.
The North Center Point Road from CC&P Railroad to Fisher Street Improvements project was started in April 2013 and extends the four lane section ending just north of the railroad tracks to connect with the existing four lanes at Fisher Street.
The project included railroad crossing gates, decorative lighting, undergrounding of utilities and landscaping. Included with the construction of the North Center Point Road street project, was a separate project to construct a 10-foot wide trail along the east side of North Center Point Road from Boyson Road to Stamy Road. This trail was completed in May 2013 and provides a connection from the recently constructed trail north of Stamy Road to Boyson Road.
Third Avenue Reconstruction
3rd Avenue was an aging residential street first constructed over 50 years ago. This street was an asphalt surface with PCC curb and gutter. 3rd Avenue contained miscellaneous patches from replaced sanitary sewer services over the years resulting in failures throughout the majority of this two block street section.
Hall and Hall Engineers was engaged to design and plan coordination of re-construction efforts. To accomplish the re-construction, LOST funding was utilized through the City of Hiawatha for a majority of the construction costs. Properties with orangeburg sewer services were identified and those services were removed. Throughout the design process and construction, coordination and open communications were maintained with property owners. With attention to the existing site conditions, large street trees were able to be protected and maintained with the infrastructure improvements.
North Center Point Road Streetscape Improvements
Hall & Hall Engineers has completed the design and construction administration for the phased reconstruction of this roadway over an 8-year period. The first two projects improved approximately 3,800 lineal feet of streetscape. One project was converted from a two lane rural roadway to a four lane urban section.
From Blairs Ferry Road to Emmons Street, an extensive landscape plan was designed toaesthetically enhance the appearance of this primary gateway into Hiawatha. Hall & Hall was also responsible for designing access to several businesses while providing a steady flow of traffic to over 7,000 vehicles per day.
Hall & Hall’s construction administration team was also employed for a Federal-Aid reconstruction of the North Center Point Road and Boyson Road intersection.
Between Stamy Road to Tower Terrace Road, a rural roadway was converted to a three-lane urban section with sidewalk and trail. Overhead utilities were relocated underground, water main was reconstructed and a twin 6’ x 6’ concrete box culvert was built. To allow continuous access to 11 businesses, this project was constructed in four stages. HHE negotiated and prepared plats for right-of-way and easement acquisitions. HHE also provided construction staking and observation.
Boyson Rd. & Robins Rd. Intersection
Constructed in four stages, a former all-way STOP controlled intersection of two major arterial streets which carries more than 15,000 vehicles daily was completed including pavement widening, sidewalks and traffic signals.
The project received Federal Surface Transportation funding and was designed and let per the Iowa Department of Transportation processes. Hall & Hall designed the pavement reconstruction and addition of sidewalk, trail, traffic signal and underground utilities. Hall & Hall also completed construction administration per Iowa DOT standard specifications and performed construction staking.
• Design of the reconstruction of an arterial street intersection
• Construction administration of a Federal Aid project let by the Iowa Department of Transportation.
• Construction observation, material testing and staking.
• Prepared plats for right-of-way acquisition.
• Coordination to relocate all above ground utilities underground
• Preemption plan for nearby railroad signals
76th STREET IMPROVEMENTS
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
76th Street is a two-lane minor arterial in the heart of the College Community School District campus.
The project included a street reconstruction and widening to accommodate a center turn lane/median along approximately 2,100 LF of this street, new right turn lane at an adjacent intersection, pedestrian facility improvements, and parking lot modifications/expansion for the adjacent school. The rural roadway pavement section was converted to an urban roadway with curb and gutter and new storm sewers. Hall & Hall Engineers worked closely with City and school staff to develop a detailed construction staging plan and incentive program to help minimize the duration of construction on this project and inconveniences to school traffic.
EAST CEMETERY RD. RECONSTRUCTION
This project involved reconstruction of 2,150 linear feet of rural seal coat street to a 24 foot wide street with adjacent 10 foot wide trail. The trail portion included a 4 foot buffer area which created a total pavement width of 38 feet.
Ditches were partially filled in by including a subdrain system that acts as a storm system to convey street runoff. Alternate bids were received for lighting and asphalt pavement.
The other portion of the project was to greatly improve the drainage in the area that backed up and flooded front yards along the corridor during minor storm events. Phase 1 of the project included dual 36” storm pipes which conveyed the runoff to a swale eventually to Prairie Creek. Phase 2 included upgraded culverts and improvements to existing drainage way.
Due to the existing residential and commercial properties along the corridor, coordination with property owners was critical. Staging was developed to keep one-way traffic open at all times. Temporary parking was provided for residents during drive reconstruction. Hall & Hall also obtained several temporary easements from land owners for construction purposes.