US 460 Magoffin County Access, Access Management/Urban Roadway Design
Access Management/Urban Roadway Design
EA Partners provided urban widening design services to KYTC on a 2.6 mile section of US 460 from the end of the Mountain Parkway in Salyersville to KY 114. This project was considered the “critical segment” in the Mountain Parkway Expansion Project that called for widening and extending the existing two-lane highway from Campton to Prestonsburg. The existing three-lane section in Salyersville will be widened to a four-lane urban section, divided by a raised median, with a multi-use path along the corridor. The access management plan will reduce conflict points from 95 entrances to just 6 intersections and increase mobility along the future parkway.
“EA Partners can draw upon an experienced staff of project engineers with the ability to work interchangeably on roadway tasks to advance a project.” KYTC Project Manager
Kingdom Come State Park Entrance
Rural Road Design
EA Partners was selected to design a new access roadway for a scenic State Park in a very mountainous terrain. The existing route was extremely steep and included switch back curvature, not ideal for school buses or recreational vehicles. Coordination was a key component of this projects success. There were several agencies involved due to the Park’s status, as well as the severely dipping rock located in the mountainous terrain.
“The roadway blends in wonderfully with the terrain and scenery for the Park, the design of the roadway was a great fit!” Michael Calebs, District 11 Chief District Engineer
“The new road provides enhanced access to the park facilities.The alignment is tremendously improved over the pre-existing access road. The public seems very pleased with the work on this project.” Robert Perkins, Section Engineer District 11
“The new access road is splendid! It makes for a much better access for ingress and egress.” Ron R. Vanover, director of recreational parks and historic sites for the Kentucky Department of Parks
Kingdom Come State Park Entrance
US 60 Henderson County
Urban Roadway Design
EA Partners provided urban widening design services to KYTC on a one mile section of US 60 from the Henderson Bypass (KY 425) to Mile Post 7.7. US 60 is located between the Henderson Community College and a historic farm. The existing two-lane highway experienced traffic congestion and had a vertical curve with insufficient sight distance near the entrance to the college’s campus, which was causing a significant number of left-turn and rear end crashes. A multi-use path was also developed to connect existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities, which ended at the Henderson Bypass, to the college’s campus. This project received a 2018 ACEC-KY Engineering Excellence Honor Award.
“If there were minor issues (brought up by the contractor), the answer was usually in the plans. EA Partners was very responsive. It was a good set of plans.” John Rudd, KYTC District 2 project manager
“It was easy to understand,” he says. “Easy and efficient, straightforward. The plans were easy to follow, easy to construct. Their responsiveness was timely.” Neal O’Russa, lead estimator for Hazex on the project
National Recognition Award (Section 1)
EA Partners was initially selected to study the US 68 corridor between Paris and Carlisle in 1995. Multiple options were reviewed in order to avoid or minimize impacts to significant streams, archeological sites and historic properties. In the end, the corridor was divided into three construction sections in order to obtain project funding and construct the corridor in sequence. Section 1 opened to traffic in November 2015 and Section 2 followed, opening to traffic in 2018. Section 3 is currently under construction.
“The end product was a home run. It met the purpose and need originally identified: to build a much safer roadway to accommodate traffic. It balanced the impacts of the historic properties and local community — it really struck a nice balance.” James Ballinger, Chief District Engineer District 7 (at the time of the project.)
US 68 Bourbon/Nicholas Counties - National Recognition Award (Section 1)
EA Partners served as a major partner on the design team selected for the upgrading of the I-24/Purchase Parkway interchange in order to meet the standards necessary to re-assign the Purchase Parkway as I-69. The Project Schedule was extremely critical to the success of this project, as the design team took the project from Preliminary Design to Final Construction Plans in only 5 months. Extremely complex maintenance of traffic plans were essential due to the terrain of the project area, including the need to allow significant time for embankment settlement during a vigorous construction schedule.
Trunk Sanitary Sewer Utility Replacement
Thoroughbred Acres, Shandon Park & Winburn Neighborhoods
The project, located in northern Lexington, involved the design of three trunk sewer systems totaling approximately 12,400LF of 12”, 15”, and 24” diameter sewers including two bores under Interstate 75. The purpose for the project was to upgrade the existing vitrified clay trunk sewers and eliminate four pump stations constructed in the 1960’s. The portion of the sewer within the Thoroughbred Acres neighborhood was located inside the street right-of-way requiring coordination with the existing utility companies. All potential utility conflicts were exposed by hydro excavation and all existing sanitary service connection were located by video inspection of the existing sewers. Phase 1 of the project required the design to maintain service to the existing residences and keep the existing pump stations operational until downstream projects could be completed. Phase 2 of the project decommissioned the four pump stations. EA Partners, PLC conducted topographic surveys, performed preliminary and final design, prepared contract documents, negotiated easement acquisitions, provided contract administration, and as-built drawings.
Shandon Park Trunk Sewers (Phase 1 and Phase 2) — Lexington, Kentucky
Baker Court Pump Station Replacement — Lexington, Kentucky
Baker Court Pump Station Replacement
The project, located within an industrial area on the west side of Lexington, involved the design of a submersible pump station to replace an existing compressed air station. The capacity of the station was upgraded from 35 GPM to 100 GPM and the station was brought up to current Division of Water Quality standards. EA Partners, PLC services included the performance of a topographic survey, Preliminary and Final Design, preparation of contract documents, easement acquisition, contract administration and as-built drawings.
Town Branch Trail
Mid Block Crossing—Lexington, Kentucky
The project, located west of downtown Lexington, involved the design of a connection from the Town Branch Trail to McConnell Springs, the birth place of Lexington. The design included a topographic survey of the Old Frankfort Corridor, a study of the existing profile, and the design of a new profile to provide adequate sight distance for the path crossing of Old Frankfort Pike. The design shifted the alignment to avoid disturbance to an existing stone wall while minimizing impacts to existing utilities. EA Partners, PLC participated in discussions with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet relative to a Hawk System and intersection signalization and submitted a warrant analysis per the signal. EA Partners, PLC also prepared construction cost estimates, assisted in easement acquisition, contract administration, and attended public meetings.