Cue Road Extension
Public Works Project Number: 1782
Project Length (miles): 0.85
Parish District: 3
Construction Estimate: $2,500,000.00
Project Cost: $4,500,000.00
Project Type: Traffic, Roads, & Bridges
Designer: Sellers & Associates, Inc.
The Cue Road Extension project involves the construction of a new concrete roadway that will extend from River Woods Dr to Goshen Ln. To further enhance traffic flow and safety, the project proposes the construction of two new roundabouts at the intersections of Garenne Dr and Holmshire Dr. The proposed roundabouts will provide several benefits, including but not limited to reducing congestion, wait times at the intersections, and the risk of accidents. The project will consist of curb and gutter, sub-surface drainage, shared-use path, sidewalk, coulee realignment, and the addition of box culverts. Overall, the Cue Road Extension project will provide increased accessibility for motorists and pedestrians, promote active transportation, and provide better connectivity to the surrounding areas.
The graphic below provides a conceptual view of the proposed improvements that will be considered for the project.
DRAINAGE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS
Fill mitigation, which serves to maintain overall floodplain storage, will occur on this project. Stormwater detention areas tying to the drainage system are being developed in conjunction with each new LCG road project.
The new corridor will utilize a closed (sub-surface) system with curb and gutter to collect and transport water runoff quickly to a stormwater system which will aid in the reduction of flooding. The new sub-surface system will connect to the existing sub-surface system. Throughout the project, the construction team will carefully monitor the drainage system to ensure that it is functioning correctly. They will also make any necessary adjustments to the system to ensure that it is optimized for the area's drainage needs.
This project will also consist of realigning a coulee and placing a box culvert at the proposed roadway crossing.
Environmental considerations have been identified and must be reviewed and potentially addressed. This includes:
Possible wetland mitigation.
Removal of existing trees.
*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 significant right-of-way acquisition which is necessary for the construction of a new roadway and roundabouts. The right-of-way acquisition process will involve identifying the required areas for the construction of the new roadway. This will involve a careful analysis of the project plans to determine the amount of land needed to accommodate the new infrastructure.