The City of Saint Paul has received State transportation bonding money in order to replace some of the final sections of road, provide additional circulation opportunities, as well as expansion of parking lots. These improvements are necessary to the longevity and continued growth of Como Regional Park.
KLJ teamed with another locally-based engineering consultant, and was awarded the Como Regional Park Transportation Improvements project in Saint Paul, MN. KLJ worked to complete site visits and preliminary engineering to identify solutions for the road challenges. The team also provided solutions and alternative design concepts to address traffic, pedestrian safety, and storm water challenges.
The team worked with the City of Saint Paul on a transportation, site improvement, and pedestrian circulation project that expanded parking lots and improved traffic flow of pedestrians and vehicles. KLJ began the project by completing a pedestrian and bicycle traffic study, which provided the City with recommended traffic signal, roadway, and pedestrian safety improvements. Following the traffic study, KLJ was responsible for providing design services for a traffic signal with Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) accessibility, roadway geometrics, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and shared-use path design, traffic control and staging, signing, and striping. KLJ was also involved during construction observation in order to assist the City staff in assuring the contractor followed construction requirements, including ADA.
The Como Regional Park is a major attraction to families from Minnesota and visitors from out of state. With the increase in popularity, roads were becoming congested and the road system was crumbling.