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Selected Experience In Transportation Projects

Transportation planning can serve various purposes such as justification for a traffic signal, prioritization of capital improvement needs, identification of specific improvements, or other transportation issues. In most cases, some degree of planning is necessary prior to detailed design of a transportation system improvement in order to determine the scope and cost of the project. The following are examples of planning studies our firm has completed:

• Pavement Management Plan, City of North Bend
• Street Utility Fund Feasiblity Study, City of North Bend
• Transportation Analysis and Study, City of Depoe Bay
• Traffic Circulation Plan, City of Coquille
• Traffic Circulation and Street Improvement Plan, City of Brookings
• Traffic Control Analysis, Curry County
• Traffic Safety Analysis, City of Brookings
• Five Year Road Capital Improvement Plan, Curry County
• Storm Drain Master Plan, City of Coquille

Parking Lot Reconstruction

Sturdivant Park, City of Coquille, Oregon

Sturdivant Park on the outskirts of Coquille is a park heavily used by a large number of residents, since it is directly on the Coquille River and has a boat ramp and other amenities. However, it also floods most years and the islands in the parking lot made removing sand with heavy equipment difficult and time-consuming. The parking lot was reconstructed as a flat, easily cleaned lot with all new asphalt and striping, and several ADA features for accessibility by the wide variety of visitors; over 1,000 square feet of concrete sidewalks were installed.


Bandon Urban Renewal Agency, Bandon, Oregon

Bandon Urban Renewal funds were used to construct this project which involved realigning Third Street around the new Face Rock Creamery cheese factory and constructing a new parking lot; both were raised as necessary to meet floodplain requirements. This project presented challenges with drainage, a fast-tracked schedule (first milk delivery was scheduled for May 1), and coordination between multiple contractors, communications and electrical utilities, and local agencies. At the time these improvements were being built, the Face Rock Creamery building was also under construction. Until the building was ready for occupancy, cheese was made at the Rogue Valley Creamery in Central Point, Oregon.

The work includes a new 28-foot wide paved street with curbs, sidewalks, storm drainage, undergrounding overhead utilities, street lights, water lines and roadway excavation. Part of the design of the area around the new cheese factory included a decorative "cheese wheel" concrete plaza (as part of Third Street on the south and west sides of the Face Rock Creamery building) with exposed aggregate and stained and stamped concrete finishes. Future phases of the the project will provide additional shops (a bakery, an eco-tourism facility, and a brewery) to be located across Third Street due south of the Creamery. Currently a new city shop is being built as part of the renewal of this area.


City of Bandon, Oregon

Installation of a new traffic signal was completed at the intersection of Fillmore Avenue and Highway 101, along with sidewalks, curbs, handicapped accessible ramps, and asphalt cement pavement. Construction occurred in the ODOT right-of-way on the main coastal highway at the height of the tourist season.

Street Improvements

City of Coos Bay, Oregon

Front Street improvements included multiple renovation projects to upgrade the street. North Front Street improvements focused on repairs to the railroad tracks including switch removal, tie replacement and tamping. Cold-plane pavement removal was also performed to minimize street reconstruction. New asphalt concrete overlay was placed after the railroad repairs and other demolition work was complete. South Front Street improvements consisted of new aggregate-concrete street construction including new gutters, curbs, sidewalks and storm drains.

Street Improvements

Curry County Road Department

This project involved widening Payne and Foster Roads to include new curbs, sidewalks and storm drain improvements on approximately 1,700 lineal feet of roadway. Existing topography required the use of MSE-type retaining walls as well as conventional reinforced concrete retaining walls. New storm drain and waterlines were included under the overall improvement project.

Street Improvements

City of Coos Bay, Oregon

Roadway enhancement project widened Newmark Avenue from Fir Street to Ocean Boulevard. Construction cost options were developed through a preliminary engineering study. Right-of-way and easement acquisitions were secured from over 30 separate properties along the length of the project. The project added a traffic signal light at the intersection of LaClair Street and Newmark Avenue. Other modifications included bicycle lanes, storm drainage improvements, and sidewalks on each side. Mitigation of wetlands was also required as part of the widening project.