The Washington County, Maryland Division of Public Works and Department of Engineering and Construction had a need for adequate and safe school access/routes for Lincolnshire Elementary School.
DFI provided Design services, including highway design engineering services on this Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) project, which involved the preparation of plans to design new sidewalks along various roadways that access Lincolnshire Elementary School. Responsibilities included Storm Water Management (SWM) design as commercial redevelopment, coordination with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) for signal modifications to allow for pedestrian crossing upgrades at various intersection locations. The Design Team had to resolve existing drainage problems and address SWM for new impervious areas.
DFI conducted and oversaw field operations, performed critical lane traffic analysis and pedestrian related traffic, reviewed and recommended Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) design criteria and pedestrian configurations.
In addition, DFI provided geotechnical services to provide soil conditions and infiltration rates for the design of SWM practices.
Plans were developed in accordance with Washington County, State Highway Administration (MD SHA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and ADA standards. Traffic engineering assignments were completed in accordance with professional engineering standards defined by local, state and federals law, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Best Management Practices of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Highway Capacity Manual, and MD SHA policies and procedures.