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Examples of Context Sensitive Solutions in an Urban Environment ITD Project Development Conference April 7, 2005 Doug Camenisch, P.E. Parametrix.

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1 Examples of Context Sensitive Solutions in an Urban Environment ITD Project Development Conference April 7, 2005 Doug Camenisch, P.E. Parametrix

2 Curtis Road Extension 15th St. West ParkCenter River Crossing Vicinity Map

3 Hill Road State Street (US44/55) Chinden Blvd. (US20/26) Garden City Boise Boise River Existing Curtis Road Elementary School Fairview Ave To I-I84 Curtis Road Extension Pre-Construction 2-lane arterial Residential & commercial area High volume intersections

4 Curtis Road Extension New alignment through existing row of houses (22 houses relocated) Separated pedestrian path Bicycle lanes Landscaping and lighting Designed for future widening

5 Chinden Blvd. (US20/26) Original Curtis Road Location Elementary School Fairview Ave Curtis Road Extension Constructed Project Neighborhood connectivity Frontage road School warning flashers Continuous sidewalks Privacy fences Separated walking path

6 Arterial School Frontage Road Curtis Road Extension Project Features Meandering Sidewalk Retained Trees

7 Historic Wall Constructed Wetland & Pond Curtis Road Extension Project Features Gateway Art

8 West ParkCenter River Crossing New river crossing & arterial Extensive public involvement Commercial and residential area

9 West ParkCenter River Crossing New pathway Access to public park Neighborhood connectivity

10 West ParkCenter River Crossing Improved access to businesses Improved private street circulation

11 West ParkCenter River Crossing Roadside Hazards Breakaway trees? Flexible walls?

12 15th Street Constructed Project Historic district Neighborhood gateway Community plan Phased construction

13 15th Street Project Features

14 Curb bulb-outs Sidewalk treatment

15 Lessons Learned Consider non-traditional design approaches Actively involve stakeholders during the design process Balance stakeholder input with prudent design Budget for additional time and expenses during design and construction Maintain constant communication with stakeholders Consider construction phasing impacts

16 Doug Camenisch, P.E. Parametrix Boise, ID (208) For Additional Information:


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