Project Spotlight: Improvements to Business M-7

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by
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Damaged sidewalks and a lack of ADA-accessible ramps at intersections along Business M-7, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri were negatively impacting walkability. We were tasked with improving sections of the street that were failing and curbs that were crumbling.

Our team made a number of changes to make this stretch of Business M-7 safer for residents:

  • Curb extension (bulb-out) islands were added to on-street parking.
  • Our team planned for the reconstruction of all curb ramps and the replacement of deteriorated sidewalks.
  • We also designed parking area delineation and managed curb and gutter replacement.

This project was designed following MoDOT’s LPA requirements, as well as the July 2011 Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG). Our team managed the resurfacing of 0.8-miles of Business M-7 and performed construction observation. We worked closely with the City of Pleasant Hill to maintain all LPA records and quantity logs and verify all material testing.

Key Design Features:

  • ADA ramp design
  • Construction phasing
  • Pavement marking
  • Federal funding
  • Parking delineation
  • MoDOT LPA administration
  • Permitting
  • Pavement mill and overlay
  • Sidewalks
  • On-street parking improvements
  • Construction observation
  • Mill and overlay
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