Walnut Bend Reconstruction – Westchase District
Consistent with the City’s context sensitive design approach, the design converted the existing road to a complete street, promoting redevelopment in the area and furthering Universal Accessibility. This includes full roadway reconstruction and complete redesign, including reconfiguration of existing roadway to accommodate larger pedestrian paths, ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps and associated striping, and dedicated on-street bike facilities. Previously, lack of markings caused vehicles to back up behind METRO buses, as the two lanes in each direction were unclear. LAN implemented appropriate markings for all road users.
Other improvements included drainage, extensive behind-the-curb amenities, traffic operation improvements including signal upgrades and installation, signing and striping plans, water and sanitary sewer design and installation, and aging public utility replacement. A protected “dutch” intersection at Meadowglen included a unique bicycle signal that accommodates all types of road users, giving priority to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
At a glance
$18M construction cost
6,300 LF of roadway reconstruction
Universal Accessibility upgrades
METRO bus stop site upgrades
Drainage and behind-the-curb amenities
Wheelchair ramps and striping
On-street bike facilities