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COMPLETE STREETS

The demand for active transportation facilities to connect between public assets is on the rise in local communities. Our common sense approach provides value-framed decisions for safer pedestrian crossings, traffic calming, and a more attractive street network. Based on public feedback and our toolkit of beneficial alternatives, community projects reach their goals of reducing travel delay and emissions while connecting community areas using recreational trails, shared-use paths, bike boulevards, and scalable multi-modal infrastructure.

PROJECTS

Kasold Drive

Bob Billings Pkwy to 6th Street

Lawrence, Kansas

The Kasold Drive Improvements Project includes the complete reconstruction of a mile long stretch of a major arterial street surrounded by established residential and commercial areas. The proposed design includes a new median concrete street, recreational path, signals, a new stormwater collection and conveyance system and the replacement of a water transmission main, in addition to the relocation of various existing utilities. CFS worked with the City of Lawrence to provide a substantial public involvement program that included meetings, surveys and a project website.

 

The scope of the project includes the removal of existing pavement and design and construction of new pavement, driveways, aprons, side streets, sidewalks to ADA standards, adjacent recreational paths, storm sewer, waterline services, traffic signals, earthwork, signage, pavement markings, retaining wall, sanitary manholes, conduit, street lighting, fences, landscaping, and traffic control.

CFS was responsible for project management, traffic modeling and analysis, complete street design, utility coordination, extensive public involvement program, geotechnical exploration, geotechnical testing, survey, staking, bidding assistance and construction administration.

47th Street Complete Street Study |

City of Westwood, City of Roeland Park, and Unified Government of Wyandotte County, KS

The study for the 47th Complete Street project provided specific design recommendations to turn an urban four lane undivided arterial into a three-lane “Complete Street” with enhancements in safety, congestion mitigation, and aesthetics to better accommodate all transportation users. Pedestrian crossings and increased safety for bicycles were a main focus that led to federal funding for the study. With input from several public meetings, one-on-one meetings, and a walking tour of the corridor, the study determined the optimal benefits for handling a growth of traffic due to new development and traffic speeds. Due to traffic projected volumes, the half mile stretch of roadway was a successful candidate for a road diet conversion that could be accomplished with paint-only in the near future and reconstruction of curb and gutter once funding has been secured.