With a middle school directly adjacent to the corridor and the addition of a new elementary school nearby, the City of Bismarck roadway capacity and a safer corridor for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians is necessary.
KLJ was hired by the City of Bismarck to provide project development, environmental permitting, preliminary engineering, design, plan preparation, contract administration, public involvement, right-of-way acquisition, and construction inspection. The new roadway will be a multi-lane facility with restricted parking that includes bicycle and pedestrian facilities for the more than 1,000 students going to and from school along the corridor. The project also includes a roundabout at East Valley Drive. Design services included watermain, storm sewer, a roundabout, rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB), retaining walls, and landscaping.
This project is ongoing, once complete, the new corridor will be a significant upgrade that will provide users with a safe and efficient transportation facility for the next several decades.