Gayle Road Reconstruction
Public Works Project Number: 1874
Project Length (miles): 0.58
Parish District: 1
Construction Estimate: $2,000,000.00
Project Cost: $2,530,000.00
Project Type: Public Works
Designer: CPS Engineering, Inc.
The Gayle Road Reconstruction project involves the replacement of the existing gravel roadway, that is in poor condition, with a new asphalt roadway from Dillon Rd to Cutacross Rd. The existing gravel will be incorporated into the base material and the new asphalt roadway will be built on top of this new base. Since the roadway is being widened, the ditches will be re-graded to ensure efficient drainage. The project also consists of the addition of a new storm drain system that will outfall to new pipe culverts across the Bayou Carencro crossing.
The graphic below provides a conceptual view of the proposed improvements that will be considered for the project.
DRAINAGE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS
The improved corridor will consist of both open (ditch) and closed (sub-surface) drainage systems. Since the roadway is being widened the ditches will have to be largely relocated and re-graded. The closed system will be utilized closest to the new pipe culverts at the Bayou Carencro crossing. The drainage of the entire corridor will be analyzed to accurately size the open and closed drainage systems to ensure proper 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 at hand involves road servitudes and utility servitudes, which are necessary for the reconstruction of the wider roadway, re-grading of ditches, and the addition of new pipe culverts.