This project, which comprised of a portion Southern East/West Corridor Study performed by MWY in 2001, included the design of a new parkway-type boulevard with four lanes and a landscaped median.
MWY began by performing an Alignment Study to determine exact alignment of the new east/west street, which would connect two existing north/south streets. Challenges in setting horizontal and vertical alignment included mitigating conflicts with existing utilities, including a high-pressure gas line parallel with the street.
Rolling topography was also an issue, and providing somewhat balanced cut/fill calculations for economy while maintaining an aesthetic vertical alignment to reduce the “roller coaster effect” was a challenge.
In addition to performing detailed design of the street and storm drainage structures, MWY also coordinated geotechnical services and traffic signal warrant studies for the two intersections.
City of Springdale, Arkansas
Opinion of Probable Cost: $2,400,000
Construction Bid: $2,133,024
Final Construction Cost: $2,080,388
Construction began in 2006
Patsy Christie, Director
Planning and Community Development Division
City of Springdale
201 Spring Street
Springdale, AR 72764