Promoting and providing safe pedestrian facilities to connect their residential neighborhoods with downtown, Philips Exeter Academy, and the Amtrak rail station is a high priority for the Town. Recognizing that there were gaps in their connected sidewalk network and limited suitable pedestrian crossing facilities, the Town selected Hoyle Tanner to develop solutions for three key locations – on Epping Road (NH Route 27), Winter Street and Spring Street. With the project funded by the Federal Highway Administration through the Local Public Agency (LPA) program administered by NHDOT, the Town also needed a partner who was knowledgeable in navigating this challenging program.
The project includes 1,600 linear feet of new and reconstructed sidewalk along these three roadways, as well as new ADA compliant curb ramps. A minor realignment of the unconventional intersection of Epping Road, Brentwood Road and Columbus Avenue improved pedestrian safety and reduce pedestrian/vehicle conflict points.
Hoyle Tanner successfully led the project through the Engineering Study phase; using an in-depth public outreach campaign including flyers, a Facebook group and facilitated several public meetings. These meeting incorporated interactive polling with attendees and those watching the presentations through local access television to identify the residents’ preferred alternatives. Hoyle Tanner completed the design phase and provided near full-time construction administration and oversight.
- Public Outreach
- NEPA Documentation Process
- Traffic Analysis/Study
- Right-of-Way Coordination
- Final Design
- Bid Process Administration
- Construction Observation
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