Southwest 34th Street Improvements project earns award
Written By: Valerie Edgren
Date: February 9, 2021
Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association to honor Parkhill | Cardinal project in virtual ceremony Feb. 22
MOORE, Okla. — The Southwest 34th Street Improvements project has received recognition in the 2020 Road Awards for City, County, BIA, or State Highway Design by the Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association.
Parkhill | Cardinal Engineering provided civil engineering and Lemke Land Surveying provided survey services to the City of Moore for improvements to 1 mile of SW 34th Street from South Santa Fe Avenue to South Telephone Road. Cardinal Engineering completed the project and merged with Parkhill in September of 2020.
“This was important in that the street was widened to four lanes due to the new bridge over I-35 that connected Moore’s east side and west side with a major arterial roadway to relieve traffic off 19th Street in Moore,” said Bill Swain, PE, PLS, a Team Leader in Parkhill’s Site Development & Planning Sector. “There is a 10-foot-wide trail system along this section of 34th Street,” he said.
This project included widening the road from two lanes to four lanes, a large roadway culvert, the signalization at the intersection of Santa Fe and 34th, construction of a multi-use trail, and roadway improvements at either end of the project. Services included design survey, geotechnical investigation coordination, construction documents, utility coordination, bid administration, and construction administration. The project featured an innovative traffic control plan and methods, intensive public involvement, and utility coordination.
Project Manager Josh Risley, PE, said that challenges included a bridge replacement with hydraulic analysis and hydrant relocations connected to a 72-inch water line.
The award will be presented virtually on Feb. 22.
Top: The team included, from left, Wayne Russell, PE at TEC (Traffic Engineering Consultants); Bill Swain (PE) Parkhill | Cardinal; Josh Risley (PE, Project Manager) Parkhill | Cardinal; Matt Barnum, Lemke Land Surveying Project Manager; David Ricketts, Lemke Survey crew member; and Terry Glad, CAD drawing. NOT SHOWN: Tonya Fasgold (Drafter), Parkhill | Cardinal; Wayne Russell, PE at TEC (Traffic Engineering Consultants); Survey Crew / SW 34th Lemke Land Surveying; and Survey Crew Members Chad Goad, Shawn Acker, and Bob Gleason (retired). The street was widened to four lanes due to the new bridge over I-35 that connected Moore’s east side and west side with a major arterial roadway to relieve traffic off 19th Street.