Lake Farm Road Extension (Kaliste Saloom to Settlers Trace)
Public Works Project Number: 1890
Project Length (miles): 0.15
Parish District: 4
Construction Estimate: $1,200,000.00
Project Cost: $1,200,000.00
Project Type: Traffic, Roads & Bridges
Designer: Paul L. Miers Engineering, LLC
The Lake Farm Road Extension project is a construction project aimed at extending and improving the current road infrastructure in the area. The project primarily involves extending Lake Farm Road to Settlers Trace Blvd creating a new intersection at Settlers Trace. This project will include full replacement of the existing pavement at the new intersection, addition of turn lanes on Settlers Trace, and the construction of a new roadway for the extension of Lake Farm Road. The new corridor will be made up of asphalt pavement and will involve curb and gutter, subsurface drainage, pedestrian sidewalks, and lighting. The Lake Farm Road Extension project will provide significant benefits to the local community, including increased connectivity for motorists and pedestrians, additional capacity, and increased resilience to weather-related events.
The graphic below provides a conceptual view of the proposed improvements that will be considered for the project.
DRAINAGE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS
The new corridor will consist of grass buffers on both sides of the roadway. These new green spaces will provide numerous benefits such as reducing air pollution, mitigating stormwater runoff, helping to prevent erosion, and improving the overall appearance of the corridor.
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 prevention 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.
Minimal environmental considerations have been identified and must be reviewed and potentially addressed. This includes:
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 at hand involves significant right-of-way which is being donated by the landowner, and both utility and construction easements, which are necessary for the construction of a new roadway. The right-of-way acquisition process will involve identifying the required areas for the reconstruction of the existing roadway and 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.