This project involved the design of new sidewalk to provide children safer access to local schools along Gilmore Avenue, Neal Boulevard, and Cleveland Avenue to local schools. For the Gilmore portion of the project, a 7 ft. wide walk was designed per ADA specifications and connected with existing walks on Lockwood Avenue and Fair Avenue. The walk was cross-sloped to send storm runoff away from the road following the existing grade of the area, and flowed toward two (2) catch basins placed during the school construction. New curb was placed to protect the walk and a new curb inlet with corresponding pipes was designed to alleviate ponding along the face of the new curb. The total length for this portion of the project was approximately 294 ft.

For the Neal Boulevard portion of the project, the walk was designed to be 7 ft. wide, except for a stretch running approximately 350 ft. along the curve of the road in which a 7 ft. walk would encroach into the existing cemetery lots. In the encroachment area the walk narrowed down to 5 ft. In addition, ADA compliant curb ramps were designed for the southeast and southwest corners of the intersection of Neal Boulevard and Greenwood Avenue. The walk was cross-sloped to send storm runoff away from the road, following the existing grade of the area. New curb was placed to protect the walk along with curb inlets and corresponding piping to alleviate ponding along the new curb. The total length for this portion of the project was approximately 1,463 ft., beginning at existing walk approximately 300 ft. east of Fair Avenue, and terminating just past the southwest corner of Neal Boulevard and Greenwood Avenue.

CLIENT: The City of Hamilton

Get the Latest News & Updates

Insider grants, links to important engineering workshops and deadlines, as well as fun relevant articles to improve your work and life outside of engineering are a sign-up away. Our ONCE A MONTH email is all you need to stay up-to-date with the engineering world. Click on the link to the right to sign up today!