Carmel Drive Sidewalks Phase I (LCG/AMPO)
Public Works Project Number: 1558
Project Length (miles): 0.7
Parish District: 5
Construction Estimate: $540,000.00
Project Cost: $744,664.00
Project Type: Public Works
Designer: T. Baker Smith
The LA 94/Carmel Drive Sidewalks project aims to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility in the area as well as improve drainage infrastructure from Louisiana Ave to Teurlings Dr. The project will involve the replacement of existing damaged sidewalks and construction of new sidewalks the LA 94/Carmel Drive corridor, which will provide safer and more convenient walking routes for residents and visitors alike. These replacements will implement ADA compliant sidewalk widths and ADA improvements at intersections. The project will also include the installation and replacement of drainage structures, as required, including catch basin and storm drain pipes ensuring effective drainage.
The graphic below provides a conceptual view of the proposed improvements that will be considered for the project.
DRAINAGE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS
The Carmel Drive Sidewalk project aims to enhance the pedestrian experience and improve safety along the roadway. As part of this project, there will be proposed drainage improvements along the road to manage stormwater runoff. The proposed drainage improvements will include the installation of catch basins to capture and convey stormwater runoff to the existing drainage system. Proposed storm drain pipe will also be installed to provide additional conveyance capacity for stormwater runoff. Along with sub-surface drainage the proposed design will also involve the regrading of existing ditches along the road to ensure adequate drainage.
Upon research, there have not been any significant considerations identified that must be reviewed and potentially addressed.
*Note that this is not exhaustive of possible future environmental considerations.
A preliminary assessment of the project area is provided for the utilities listed below. Potential utility relocation costs will be included in the project budget if the infrastructure is located within the utility’s own servitude.
RIGHT OF WAY CONSIDERATIONS
The project involves the construction of sidewalks along Carmel Drive, and while the right-of-way acquisition for the project is expected to be minimal, some right-of-way will need to be acquired to accommodate the new sidewalks. The project is also expected to require construction servitudes for the replacement of driveways to make them ADA compliant for the new sidewalks.