South Street, Vernon
Reconstruction of South Street, Vernon, CT
Cardinal completed the design of the complete reconstruction of 4,700’ of Urban Collector roadway located within a dense residential neighborhood. The roadway was unsafe for bicyclists and pedestrians without shoulders or sidewalks and, in most areas, without a snow shelf.
The roadway was widened to a uniform 26’-width with a sidewalk on one side. Other improvements included lowering a vertical crest curve with very limited sight distance, and improving a horizontal curve to improve sight lines. The project also included improvements to 12 intersections to increase intersection sight distance. Roadway widening required cutting into a steep slope on the south side of the road, and the relocation of several driveways. Cardinal prepared 37 property maps and coordinated the ROW acquisition with the CTDOT.
This project also included the design of a new storm drainage system to replace the existing inadequate system and relocation of gas and water mains, and utility poles throughout the entire length of the road.
Funding for this project will be provided by the CTDOT under the STP Urban Program. Cardinal provided construction contract administration and resident engineering inspection services for this project.
Project Completion: 2016 / Project Cost: $3,000,000