Streetscape – Jefferson Improvements (Johnston St. to Pinhook Rd.)
Public Works Project Number: 1863
Project Length (miles): 0.71
Parish District: 5
Construction Estimate: $3,200,000.00
Project Cost: $3,900,000.00
Project Type: Community Development & Planning
Designer: CSRS, LLC
The Streetscape – Jefferson Improvements (Johnston St. to E. Pinhook Rd.) project aims to enhance the safety, aesthetics, and functionality of Jefferson Street from Johnston St to E. Pinhook Rd. This project includes several features such as sidewalk buffers, ADA compliant sidewalks, brick stamped concrete crosswalks, on-street parking, barrier curb installation, tree planting, mill and overlay, and ADA improvements at the intersections. Overall, the Streetscape – Jefferson Improvements project will provide accessibility for people with disabilities, improve safety for pedestrians and motorists, increase green space making the corridor more inviting, and enhance the aesthetics of Jefferson Street.
The graphic below provides a conceptual view of the proposed improvements that will be considered for the project.
DRAINAGE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS
The upgraded corridor will consist of a grass buffer on both sides of the roadway which will consist of new plants and trees. These new plants and trees will provide numerous benefits such as reducing air pollution, providing shade, and improving the overall appearance of the corridor. These new vegetated buffers can also 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. In addition to their drainage benefits, vegetated buffers can also serve as important components of green infrastructure.
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.
The project expects to stay in the existing right-of-way although potential construction servitudes may be required for the replacement of driveways to make them ADA compliant for the new sidewalks.