Project Improvements

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In order to meet the project goals, Sagamore Parkway will be completely reconstructed

 

Image: Maple Point Dr. Trail, City of Lafayette

Image: Maple Point Dr. Trail, City of Lafayette

In an effort to provide transportation options for all users, a multi-use trail will be provided along the west side of Sagamore Pkwy between Union St and Greenbush St and, in accordance with the City’s Master Trail Plan, along the following intersecting roadways:  South St from CVS to the Post Office intersection, Kossuth St from Earl Ave to Farrabee Dr, and McCarty Ln from Main St thru Sagamore Pkwy.  Where trail is not present on the intersecting roadways, sidewalk will be.  Sidewalk will also be provided along the west side of Sagamore Parkway between Main Street and Union Street, and along the east side between Main Street and Greenbush Street.  A pedestrian HAWK signal will be installed mid-block between Kossuth St and South St, to provide an additional safe pedestrian crossing across Sagamore Pkwy.

 

Image: Sagamore Parkway 2013, City of Lafayette

Image: Sagamore Parkway 2013, City of Lafayette

Improved traffic operations and motorist safety will be achieved through limiting the number of center median crossovers, installing corridor street lighting, and updating signal detection systems, pavement markings and signage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: South Street Intersection Rendering

Image: South Street Intersection Rendering

Additionally, the intersection of South St with Sagamore Pkwy will be reconstructed to include dual left turn lanes for northbound and southbound Sagamore, dual left turn lanes for westbound South St, and a separated right turn lane for eastbound South St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Sagamore Parkway 2013, City of Lafayette

Image: Sagamore Parkway 2013, City of Lafayette

Pavement throughout the entire project limits will be fully reconstructed, to improve ride quality and increase the lifetime of the roadway corridor.  Drainage inlets will be properly spaced and pipes properly sized to accept the roadway stormwater runoff.  In an effort to improve area drainage and motorist sight distance,the northbound lanes of Sagamore Parkway from Union Street to Greenbush Street will be raised.  Additionally, the storm sewer design will separate storm and sanitary sewers, thereby eliminating the Combined Sewer Overflows within the project limits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Indiana Native Plant & Wildlife Society

Image: Indiana Native Plant & Wildlife Society

Improved runoff water quality will be achieved through green infrastructure design concepts to include center median rain gardens.  These rain gardens will aid in removing the oil and debris from the roadway water runoff and reduce the amount of rain water to the storm sewers.  This allows the City to utilize as much of the existing storm sewer trunk line as possible, reducing project costs and the construction timeline.

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