LA 182 (University Corridor): Jeanne – Alcide Dominique/Hollywood Phase 1
Public Works Project Number: 1758
Project Length (miles): 0.65
Parish District: 5
Construction Estimate: $10,000,000.00
Project Cost: $12,500,000.00
Project Type: Traffic, Roads & Bridges
Designer: CSRS, LLC
The LA 182 (University Corridor): Jeanne - Alcide Dominique/Hollywood Phase 1 project aims to enhance the safety, aesthetics, and functionality of the existing University roadway. This project includes several features such as sidewalk buffers, ADA compliant sidewalks, roadway lighting, barrier curb, installation of a median providing access management, tree planting in the median and sidewalk buffers, irrigation system, rain gardens, diamond grinding, SMA overlay, and ADA improvements at the intersections. The project also includes the replacement of the pump station at the railroad underpass. Overall, the LA 182 (University Corridor) Phase I project will provide accessibility for people with disabilities, improve safety for pedestrians and motorists, increase green infrastructure, and improve the beauty and feel of the corridor.
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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 a grass median and grass buffers on both sides of the roadway. These new green spaces will provide numerous benefits such as reducing air pollution, providing shade, and improving the overall appearance of the corridor.
This project will remove and replace storm drain pipes and catch basins of various sizes along the project. 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.
The corridor will also utilize rain gardens to collect and slow down stormwater runoff. The plants in the rain garden will be used to filter out pollutants and fine sediments from the runoff of impermeable surfaces. These gardens will be able to reduce the risks of local flooding by providing a safe place for water to drain away and reduce the amount of water that needs to be managed by these systems.
Considerations have been identified and must be reviewed and potentially addressed. Upon research, very minimal impact to the environment will be done with this project.
*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 current project under consideration does not require any right-of-way acquisition.