Transportation

North Center Point Rd.- Railroad to FIsher St.

HIAWATHA, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers engineered the 2013 North Center Point Road from CC&P Railroad to Fisher Street Improvements paving a four-lane road from the railroad to Fisher Street. The project required collaborating with CC&P Railroad, custom decorative street lighting, a new ten-foot-wide pedestrian trail, undergrounding of utilities, and new native landscaping.

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A separate phase of the project included the construction of a ten-foot wide trail along the east side of North Center Point Road from Boyson Road to Stamy Road. Upon completion in May 2013, the new trail united with an existing trail north of Stamy Road and with the Linn County trails to the south.

North Center Point Road Streetscape Improvements

HIAWATHA, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) completed the design and construction administration for the phased reconstruction of this roadway over an eight-year period. The initial two phases designed a streetscape for nearly ¾ of a mile of road and also converted a two-lane rural roadway into a four-lane urban section.

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An extensive landscape plan, from Blairs Ferry Road to Emmons Street, aesthetically enhanced Hiawatha’s gateway. As part of the plan, HHE was also responsible for engineering access to several existing businesses while providing a steady flow of traffic to over 7,000 vehicles per day.

Hall & Hall’s construction administration team oversaw another phase; the Federal-Aid reconstruction of the North Center Point Rd. and Boyson Rd. intersection.

And in yet another phase, a rural roadway between Stamy Rd. to Tower Terrace Rd. was converted to a three-lane urban section with sidewalk and trail. The design buried the overhead utilities, reconstructed water main and installed a large twin 6’ x 6’ concrete box culvert accommodating anticipated increased stormwater run-off. Engineers developed a four-stage plan allowing continuous access to existing businesses.

HHE negotiated and prepared plats for right-of-way and easement acquisitions and provided construction staking, observation, and administration during all phases.

Third Avenue Reconstruction

HIAWATHA, IA

First constructed over 50 years ago, Third Avenue was an aging residential street with an asphalt surface and PCC curb and gutter. Miscellaneous patches from replacing sanitary sewer services and various wear and tear over the years had resulted in pavement failure along the majority of this two block street.

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The City decided to remove and replace the street, selecting Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) to design, engineering, and plan and coordinate of reconstruction efforts. Local Option Sales and Service Tax (LOSST) funded a majority of the construction costs.

Long-lasting PVC replaced Orangeburg pipe sewer services identified for removal.

HHE coordinated and communicated with property owners throughout the design process and construction. For example, during design development, HHE paid close to protecting and maintaining existing street trees.

Project Features

  • Worked around established, large trees
  • Sanitary sewer service replacement assessment
  • Open and involved coordination and communication with property owners and City
  • Positive easement acquisition

Boyson Rd. & Robins Rd. Intersection

HIAWATHA, IA

The during four-stages in 2013 Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) and the city of Hiawatha reconstructed the Boyson and Robins Intersection. The project converted a former all-way STOP-sign-controlled intersection into a signalized intersection of two major arterial streets carrying more than 15,000 vehicles daily.

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The reconstruction included pavement widening, new sidewalks and traffic signals. Federal Surface Transportation funded the project, and Hall & Hall Engineers designed and let the project per the Iowa Department of Transportation processes.

HHE engineered pavement reconstruction, the addition of sidewalks, trails, traffic signals, and underground utilities, and completed construction administration per Iowa DOT standards.

Services Provided

  • Reconstruction Engineering 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

Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) worked on the reconstruction and widening of 76th Street, a two-lane minor arterial in the heart of the College Community School District campus. The project endeavored accommodation of a 2,100-LF center turn lane/median, a new right turn lane at an adjacent intersection, multiple pedestrian improvements, and parking lot modifications at an adjacent elementary school.

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HHE converted the existing rural roadway section and ditch to an urban curb and gutter roadway with new storm sewer intakes. They also worked with City and school staff to develop a detailed construction staging plan and an incentive program minimizing project duration and construction inconveniences.

Project Features

  • Joint project with College Community School District and the City of Cedar Rapids
  • Numerous construction milestone dates and incentives to reduce impacts to school access
  • Designed October 2013 with construction commencement in Spring/Summer of 2014 at a bid price of $1,315,000

EAST CEMETERY RD. RECONSTRUCTION

FAIRFAX, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers’ East Cemetery Road project converted 2,150-LF of a rural street into a twenty-four-foot wide street with an adjacent ten-foot wide trail. The trail portion included a four-foot buffer area creating a thirty-eight-feet wide total section.

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The subdrain system functioned as a storm sewer system conveying street runoff allowing partial filling of existing ditches.

The other portion of the project greatly improved the drainage in the area that backed up and flooded front yards along the corridor during minor storm events. Phase One of the project included dual 36” storm pipes conveying the runoff to a swale and ultimately to Prairie Creek. Phase Two included upgraded culverts and other improvements to the existing drainage way.

Coordination with property owners was critical due to the existing residential and commercial properties along the corridor. Hall & Hall also obtained several temporary easements from landowners for construction purposes. Staging allowed one-way traffic at all times and temporary parking was provided for residents during driveway reconstruction.

 Project Features

  • Greatly improved drainage in the corridor
  • Extensive public and City coordination
  • Phasing and infrastructure scheduling

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