The Jefferson Avenue corridor was in need of a face-lift, the street infrastructure and roadside elements had deteriorated over the years. The community was very active in getting funding to upgrade both. The challenges facing the community were addressing the public safety issues associated with the corridor, while enhancing the aesthetics with economic, low-maintenance features that will bring a new sense of pride to the residents and business owners.
The $1.6M project received Federal funding to not only upgrade the street system to current design standards, but to create an enhanced streetscape. Fisher Associates design efforts included a significant community participation program to insure that the project met the desires of the community while addressing safety issues along the corridor.
Fisher Associates was a member of the team that provided design services to this $135 million interchange reconstruction project which will eliminate the operational deficiencies that negatively affect safety of the existing NYS Route 17/I-81 interchange and will eliminate the structural deficiencies of the existing bridges that carry NYS Route 17 and I-81 over the Chenango River.
Our role was to develop work zone traffic control plans and to perform extensive traffic analyses for AM and PM peak hours for identified critical stages of construction. To assist in presenting the impacts of construction to the public, we prepared 4D visualization models for existing conditions and two critical construction stages. Models merged actual traffic simulation and physical features such as roadway and slopes, bridges (including girders, piers, and abutments), retaining walls, pavement markings, noise walls, overhead signs, guide rail, lighting, and landscaping. The visualization models allow for dynamic and interactive simulation, as well as drive-through visualizations of the existing conditions compared to conditions during construction.
Fisher Associates provided Preliminary Design, Final Design and Construction Support/Inspection services for
the pavement rehabilitation and safety/capacity improvements of 1.8 miles on Morgan Road and 0.5 mile on the Liverpool Bypass. The project included limited full depth roadway and shoulder reconstruction; a new turn lane and road widening on the Liverpool Bypass; placing FiberMat with 1 and 2 course asphalt concrete overlays; milling in MIARDS and CARDS; new striping and pavement markings; and drainage improvements.
The majority of the streets in the Town of Chemung did not have any sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to share the road with vehicles. This project included installing sidewalks throughout the entire Hamlet area within the Town of Chemung. Extensive design coordination was required to fit the sidewalks into the existing roadside and tie grading into neighboring properties, minimizing impacts to the residents. Other design considerations included maintaining existing drainage patterns, tree removals, signing and striping, and the design of a low height segmental block retaining wall system.
This project involved environmental screening, preliminary and final design for rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of Erie Station Road from West Henrietta Road to the bridge over I-390. Issues assessed as part of the project included: existing drainage problems and improvements to address identified problems; existing condition of the pavement and sub
base and whether rehabilitation or reconstruction is warranted; widths
of travel lanes and shoulders and consistency with current design standards along with the need for widening; non-standard features such as curve radii, sight distance and other safety issues; the need for sidewalks within the project limits; and impacts on adjacent residents and businesses as a result of proposed improvements.
Jefferson Avenue Streetscape
I-81/NYS Route 17 Interchange
Morgan Road/Liverpool Bypass
Chemung Sidewalk Improvements
Erie Station Road Reconstruction
Highway Design Projects