Salisbury Main Street Streetscape Improvements
AMT is providing design services for the reconstruction of Main Street in the City of Salisbury, for a length of approximately 2,400 feet from Mill Street on the west end to Route 13 on the east end. The goal of the project is to revitalize the corridor and turn Main Street into a destination and an active center of town by improving the infrastructure, creating an inviting and safe environment, and providing access for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles.
- Data Collection – Provided surveys, photographed existing conditions, collected information on traffic volumes and pedestrian usage, reviewed sidewalk configuration and access to buildings, documented existing utilities, and noted pavement condition and existing traffic control features.
- Concept Design – Limited by right-of-way and building locations, typical sections were developed to include pedestrians, vehicles, and bicycles accessibility. Mid-block crossings, sidewalk ramp locations, and safe crosswalk features were added for review to the Concept plan. Concept plans were presented to Chamber of Commerce and other City agencies.
- Design Plans – Plans were developed in detail from the approved Concept Design. Sidewalk width was maximized for heavy pedestrian usage and cross slopes will be at a maximum 2%. Streetscape features and utility relocations were based on the location of sidewalk ramps and their geometrics to meet current ADA standards. Plans, specifications and estimate are being prepared for advertisement.
- Signal Design – The signal at Division Street and Main Street is being replaced and designed to meet newer streetscape standards as well as have the push button and audible signals for ADA requirements.
- Access Permit –This project extends to Rte. 13, a State route, which requires that an Access Permit be obtained from the SHA District 2 office for work within their right of way. The project will replace sidewalk, ramps and cross walks at the intersection.
- Storm Drain/Stormwater Management Design – Allowing for space for storm drain and stormwater management biofiltration features was a key consideration in the corridor geometrics. Several alternate systems were reviewed for their effectiveness, the size and ease of construction, as well as their continued maintenance costs.