Location: Fife, Washington
Owner: City of Fife
Client: City of Fife
Construction Cost: $215,000
- ADA Facility Evaluation/Design
- Final Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E)
- Cost Estimate Development
- Highway/Roadway Design
- Construction Support Services
The City of Fife was awarded federal funds to improve the safety and ADA compliance of pedestrian crossings at non-signalized intersections, many of which are in school zones. The City considered 16 intersections for improvements.
Lochner conducted a detailed inventory of each site evaluating existing safety features, signage, and adherence to ADA standards, as well as assessing the logistics of implementing improvements at each location. Once the inventory was complete, Lochner developed recommendations for upgrades at each location. However, as project funding was not sufficient to complete improvements at all 16 locations, Lochner worked with city officials, state officials, and the police and fire departments to create a list of prioritized intersections. Lochner then developed design plans and bid documents for each of the prioritized locations.
Design included a range of features to improve safety and accessibility such as overhead traffic beacons, curb bulbouts, curb ramp upgrades, pedestrian refuge areas, channelization, and signage.