Narragansett Street Traffic Improvements
What was the challenge?
Adding to Town-wide safety pedestrian enhancements, the Narragansett Street (Route 202) project looked to add sidewalks, curbing, and drainage to a busy stretch of road. Challenges included keeping the project within a limited budget, minimizing potential easements on private property, and completing design and contract documents in time for the beginning of the contractor bidding season. In addition, this project needed to be completed before a MaineDOT project could proceed in the same area.
How did Barton & Loguidice find a solution?
B&L completed the design and contract documents in a timely fashion to ensure competitive bids by potential contractors, then focused on simplifying the design to increase construction efficiencies. An important aspect of construction included night work; the team worked with the selected contractor and Town to ensure that this would be allowed. Night work enabled the contractor to work when traffic volumes were low and traffic control was minimized, which reduced the construction duration.
Why was the project a success?
The new sidewalks, curbing, and drainage have added to both pedestrian and driver safety in the area. The winning bid for this project was less than our engineer’s estimate and less than the Town’s budget. Construction was completed ahead of proposed schedule and coincided with the MaineDOT project, which was able to start on time.
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