Sidewalk Construction – 6th Street
Public Works Project Number: 1859
Project Length (miles): 0.15
Parish District: 5
Construction Estimate: $250,000.00
Project Cost: $250,000.00
Project Type: Traffic, Roads, & Bridges
Designer: Sellers & Associates, Inc.
The 6th Street Sidewalk Construction project aims to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility along 6th Street from Chestnut St. to the Rosa Parks Transportation Center. The project will involve the construction of new sidewalks along the 6th Street corridor, which will provide safer and more convenient walking routes for residents and visitors alike. These new sidewalks will implement ADA compliant sidewalk widths and ADA improvements at intersections including curb ramps and crosswalks. The project will also include a bicycle repair facility.
The graphic below provides a conceptual view of the proposed improvements that will be considered for the project.
DRAINAGE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS
The 6th Street Sidewalk Construction project aims to enhance the pedestrian experience and improve safety along the roadway. The upgraded corridor will consist of grass buffers on both sides of the roadway. These green spaces will provide numerous benefits such as reducing air pollution and improving the overall appearance of the corridor. These buffers will also be able to help to mitigate stormwater runoff by allowing rainwater to be absorbed into the soil and plants rather than simply flowing into storm drains or other drainage systems. This can help to reduce the amount of water that needs to be managed by these systems and can also help to prevent flooding and erosion.
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 6th Street, and while the right-of-way acquisition for the project is expected to be minimal, some right-of-way may need to be acquired to accommodate the new sidewalks. The project may also expect to require construction servitudes for the replacement of driveways to make them ADA compliant for the new sidewalks.