This project involved the survey and design for reconstructing 1,100 feet of East Circle Drive on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. Roadway design included asphalt pavement, curb and gutter reconstruction, sidewalk reconstruction, street lighting (designed by a subconsultant) and widening of the existing roadway at the entrance to create a boulevard section complete with an aesthetic curb wall and decorative rock garden. The combination of boulder walls, individual boulders, earth berms and sidewalk were considered during the design process in an effort to direct pedestrian traffic to relocated crosswalk locations throughout the site. An entrance to a dorm adjacent to the site was reconfigured during design to provide a raised seating area and ADA compliant access to the building from all directions. NCI also performed construction inspection and construction engineering on the project, which included supervising and coordinating a subconsultant for material testing, ensuring overall construction completeness per the plans and specifications and acting as a liaison for communication between the Contractor and the Owner.
CLIENT: Eastern Michigan University