Monday, May 13, 2013
Sarah Ferdico, Communications
Norfolk’s 25th Street improvement project is fast coming to a close and will soon provide Norfolk residents with a safer, more pedestrian-friendly area.
The 25th Street project involved reconstructing approximately 6,400 feet of 25th Street from Highway 275 to Benjamin Avenue. It also involved providing preliminary and final design of a prestressed-concrete, inverted tee bridge to carry 25th Street over the inlet to Sky View Lake. The project widened the existing roadway to a 39-foot curbed section with the addition of a center-shared, left-turn lane for most of the project. It also created a narrower, 28-foot section with curbs adjacent to Skyview Park to reduce impacts to the park.
Olsson provided design and construction phase services on the 25th Street project, which included reconstructing pavement, adding storm sewer systems, improving safety and capacity, and refining horizontal and vertical alignment. The project also included adding new sidewalks and extending multi-use trails in and near Skyview Park. Other project amenities involved reconstructing signals, roadway lighting, landscaping, and water mains; replacing guardrails; and constructing retaining walls.
The existing 25th Street bridge was removed and replaced with a single-span bridge that incorporated aesthetic enhancements to the abutments and railings. The bridge design accommodated a sidewalk on the bridge and extended a bike trail undercrossing below the bridge.
The project’s construction was conducted in phases and used detours for pedestrians and vehicles. It’s scheduled to be complete by June.