Environmental Resolutions, Inc. (ERI) was retained by the Borough of Lindenwold to perform Construction Management and Inspection services for the Federally-funded Safe Routes to Schools project (SRTS) in 2018. The project consisted of pedestrian accessibility improvements to Laurel Road (C.R. 673), Chews Landing Road (C.R. 683), and Gibbsboro Road (C.R. 686) in the Borough of Lindenwold, Camden County, New Jersey. All three (3) County routes are high traffic areas. The project was developed and designed by others. The goal was to connect Elementary School #4, and #5 and the High School to existing pedestrian sidewalk connections and bicycle striping and markings where none previously existed. Thereby creating a safer transportation environment for local school-aged children.
The work for this project included:
- Furnishing and installing pedestrian signage, striping, and pavement markings including bicycle lanes.
- Constructing concrete vertical curb, sidewalk, accessible curb ramps and detectable warning surfaces.
- Restoring the adjacent pavement where concrete vertical curb construction occurs by the construction of a 6″ thick dense-graded aggregate base course, a 6″ thick hot mix asphalt 19M64 base course and a 2″ thick hot mix asphalt 9.5M64 surface course.
- Roadway realignment along one side of Laurel Road (C.R. 673) and associated pavement removal.
- Construction of retaining walls.
- Restoration of disturbed grassed areas by topsoiling, 4″ thick, fertilizing, seeding and straw mulching.
- The installation of all related incidental work, including traffic control, dust control, soil erosion and sediment control, cleaning and restoration.
ERI and its DBE subconsultant performed construction inspection and oversight duties in the field, while personnel in the office managed the project administratively. Challenges to the schedule arose due to conflicts between the design plans and specifications and actual field conditions. ERI’s personnel handled the expediting of all RFI’s from the contractor to the design engineer’s office to minimize impacts to the project schedule. Utility conflicts were noted and addressed through communications with the utility companies, the NJDOT, the County Engineer’s office and the Borough.
Funding Source: Transportation Enhancement (TE) (Federal) Administered by NJDOT