This project incorporated a complete street approach to create a corridor that was conducive to bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Abonmarche worked to add on-street parallel parking with landscaped bumpouts that defined parking areas. Landscape planting beds, street trees, and street lighting were included as a buffer between traffic and pedestrians, and aesthetically enhance the entrances of businesses with consideration for the storefront’s signage location. The sidewalks were widened to create a friendlier pedestrian environment. Pavement striping for one mile west and a quarter mile east of the project were added to continue the complete street concept.
The existing combined sewer system was separated with the construction of new storm sewer with a discharge into a previously constructed sewer. Permeable pavers were installed directly behind the new concrete curb to assist in reducing the runoff collected by the storm sewer system allowing the storm water to naturally drain through the subsurface soils while limiting the new pipe sizes and reducing the amount of water leaving the site to the sewer.
- Alternative Drainage Solution
- Curb and Gutter
- Site Design
- https://southbendin.gov/jefferson-boulevard-paving-to-begin-tuesday-september-1/ – South Bend Indiana – August 31, 2020
- https://www.southbendtribune.com/story/business/2019/07/27/ale-of-two-streets-one-side-of-michigan-in-downtown-south-bend-still-searches-for-new-life/46502221/ – South Bend Tribune – July 27, 2019
- https://www.wndu.com/2022/06/20/traffic-alert-section-e-jefferson-blvd-be-under-reconstruction/ – WNDU – June 20, 2022