Project OverviewDescripción del proyecto
The City of Shawnee, Kansas has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in recent years. In southwest Shawnee, this growth proved difficult for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians as they attempted to share the narrow, two-lane drive previously known as Monticello Road. Emery Sapp & Sons (ESS) was selected to construct a new four-lane road, roundabout, two-mile bike lane, recreational trail, and sidewalks to alleviate the heavy traffic that flowed through the neighboring residential areas.
Monticello Road Phase 2 consists of a new 46,430 SY asphalt paved roadway stretching more than a mile from 71st Terrace to the 7900 Block in Shawnee. The project included the use of several buried reinforced concrete boxes (RCB), as well as the installation of storm sewers, settlement plates, asphalt paving, curb and gutter, and street lighting. The scope of work also included two on-street bike lanes and more than 9,000 SY of five-foot wide concrete paved sidewalks. Crews constructed a 200-foot wide roundabout and median to safely and efficiently manage traffic away from residents. The bike lanes, adjoining sidewalks, and roundabout provide residents safer access to Monticello Springs Park, Horizon Elementary School, and the local baseball fields.
The presence of a nearby school meant a substantial increase in traffic following the start of the academic year. We worked closely with all parties onsite and the City of Shawnee to accommodate the abridged schedule. Crews utilized cast-in-place RCBs rather than precast, ultimately expediting the structure. This allowed us to complete the settlement monitoring, build the fill, and reopen the road in time for the first day of school. These proactive measures advanced the project to completion more than five months ahead of schedule.
Monticello Road Phase 2 was more than a roadway construction project. It created safe access to valuable resources in this community. We delivered an impeccable road to the City of Shawnee and were honored to be chosen for this project.
Last Updated onUltima actualización en January 18, 2024