LAN Helps Improve Pedestrian Mobility and Safety in San Antonio
October 22, 2014
(SAN ANTONIO – Oct. 22, 2014) Sidewalks might seem like a trivial matter, but without it neighborhoods aren’t safe. Thanks to the diligent work by the City of San Antonio and planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), many San Antonio residents and visitors have enjoyed improved accessibility, mobility and safety over the last decade.
From 2006-2014, LAN has worked with the City of San Antonio to add or repair of 100 miles of sidewalk throughout the city. In total, LAN has completed 329 sidewalk projects, which also included street rehabilitation, utility repairs, drainage improvements, intersection improvements, signage and striping.
“Now more than ever, sidewalks play an important role in developing safe, mobile and healthy communities,” said Jeremy Doege, P.E., LAN’s associate and team leader. “We are proud to work with the City of San Antonio and several local contractors to make a small difference to the city.”
Projects programmed for each fiscal year were fast-tracked for completion within the year to meet internal funding requirements. To accomplish this aggressive schedule, LAN and the City worked together to coordinate with numerous City departments and external contractors. To keep each project on track, the team worked with contractors to secure pricing, reduce construction delays, maintain schedule and minimize disruption to the public. LAN’s services included program management, engineering design and construction oversight. The firm also assisted with public outreach and coordination on each project.