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Bike Lanes, Streets & Streetscape

San Jose Bike Lanes Part 2 - San Jose 

  • San Jose, CA

  • Design: Completed in 2018

  • Construction: In progress

This project consist of design and drafting geometric layout plans that included bikeway facilities and modified lane striping for a total of 15 corridors (16.73 miles). These 16 corridors are located in different regions of San Jose. R&M worked closely with the transportation department of city of San Jose and accomplished within the budget and schedule. The bicycle network was expanded to provide connection along both sides of the above various streets. R&M successfully completed the design layouts for all the bike lanes for various streets listed above. City of San Jose successfully completed the application of bikeway facilities, pedestrian crosswalk, striping, signage plans and signaling. R&M completed the project in scheduled time allotted within the budget.

San Jose Bike Lanes Part 1 - San Jose

  • San Jose, CA

  • Design: Completed 2017

  • Construction: Completed in 2017

The project consisted of designing and drafting geometric layout plans that added bikeway facilities and modified lane striping for a total of 12 corridors (14.9 miles).  These 12 corridors are located in different regions of San Jose. R&M worked closely with the transportation department of City of San Jose and accomplished within the budget and schedule. The bicycle network was expanded to provide connection along both sides of the above various streets. R&M successfully completed the design layouts for all the bike lanes for various streets listed above. City of San Jose successfully completed the application of bikeway facilities, pedestrian crosswalk, striping, signage plans and signaling. R&M completed the project in scheduled time allotted within the budget.

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Page Mill Expressway/I-280 Interchange Bike Lane Improvements 

  • Los Altos Hills, CA

  • Design: Completed in 2017

  • Construction: TBD

Project improvements at Page Mill Expressway / I-280 Interchange include channelization of motor vehicles, restriping of the roadway to provide higher visibility bike lanes, addition of new signing to alert motorists to bicyclists travelling within the roadway and installation of speed reducing features along westbound Page Mill Expressway. The project is located within the Caltrans right-of-way, along County Expressway, Page Mill Road, and within the town boundary of Los Altos Hills. R&M with its sub consultants conducted extensive outreach to invite community input on the concept plans as a starting point. Numerous state-of-the-art features were included in the project such as speed reduction techniques and pavement markers and signing. Most of the community comments were incorporated in the design prior to completion of the final PS&E.  R&M worked closely with Caltrans District 4 to obtain the encroachment permit.   Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2019. 

Capitol Expressway Sidewalk Extension - San Jose

  • San Jose, CA

  • Design - Completed 2016

  • Construction - Completed 2017

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority retained R&M as prime consultant for the Capital Expressway Sidewalk Extension Project providing pedestrian access between the east side of the expressway and the mall and VTA’s new Eastridge Transit Center.  The project includes constructing a new sidewalk on the east side of Capitol Expressway, new curb ramps and crosswalk at the entrance driveway to the shopping center at the southeast corner of Capitol Expwy and Tully Road, traffic signal improvements, including pedestrian signals and push buttons, curb ramps, and crosswalk at the intersection of Capitol Expwy and Eastridge Access, for pedestrian access across the expressway, street lighting, tree plantings in tree wells and associated irrigation systems along the new sidewalk.  

San Thomas Aquino / Saratoga Creek Trail - City of Santa Clara

  • Santa Clara, CA

  • Design - Completed 2006

  • Construction - Completed 2008

All encompassing project planning, environmental clearance, project permitting and project design were managed by R & M. The project involves construction of an improved pedestrian/bicycle trail along the existing San Thomas Aquino Creek corridor from Scott Boulevard to Monroe Street in Santa Clara. The pavement structural section for the 1.25 mile long trail consists of asphalt concrete or portland cement concrete. To avoid conflict with vehicular traffic, the trail was designed to go under Central Expressway, Walsh Ave, Caltrain railroad tracks and Monroe Street. Work in the creek included demolition of existing concrete channel lining and wall, construction of retaining walls to support the path, and rip-rap and concrete slope protection for the creek bank and drainage pipe outfalls. HEC-2 hydraulic model received from Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) was modified to depict project conditions and to ascertain hydraulic impacts of the new path encroaching into the creek, especially at the undercrossing locations. A Hydraulic Report was prepared and gained SCVWD approval. SCVWD also reviewed an approved the drainage plans and details prepared for the project.  The total acreage in the project area subject to Army Corps of Engineers and California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) jurisdiction was determined as 7.21 acres. 

International Boulevard Streetscape

  • Oakland, CA

  • Design - Completed in 2005

  • Construction - Completed in 2006

The City of Oakland retained R & M to prepare construction documents and PSR/PR for a $4 million high-profile streetscape and widening project along a 2 mile section of International Blvd, between 40 to 44th, 70th to 75th, 80th to 89th and 105th to Durant Avenue, which is also Caltrans SR-185. This project includes sidewalk widening for pedestrians and bus pad, construction of medians, modifications to traffic striping and crosswalks, street drainage, a 35 ft high landmark structure, transit plaza, utility relocation and signal modifications. Architectural elements include hardscape design, trees and other landscape, pedestrian lights, street furniture and kiosks.

Pacific Avenue / Miracle Mile Beautification Project 

  • Stockton, CA

  • Design: Completed in 2002

  • Construction: Completed in 2003

R&M was under contract with the City of Stockton  to implement various streetscape improvements planned for Pacific Avenue in North Central Stockton, in the segment historically known as the “Miracle Mile”.  The Miracle Mile is a pedestrian friendly shopping district with a wide variety of specialty retail stores and services. The project limits included the street and intersection improvements between Ellis Dr. and Harding Way. 

 The objective of the work was to develop concepts and design, gain approval and prepare contract documents for the construction of various streetscape improvements on Pacific Avenue.  Also, R&M assisted the City during construction of the project to provide design assistance, review of contractor submittals and responses to contractor questions.  

 

Hamilton Avenue Streetscape - City of Menlo Park

  • Menlo Park, CA

  • Design - completed 2001

  • Construction - completed 2003

The City of Menlo Park retained R & M to develop preliminary and final design plans for the Hamilton Avenue Streetscape Project in the historic Belle Haven Neighborhood. The project limits were from Willow Road to Chilco Street, a distance of approximately 2500 feet. The $7 million project includes the following construction components; construction new side walk, curb and gutter; construction of new and relocated drainage inlets; street reconstruction and pavement overlay; replacement of street lights with pedestrian friendly lighting; addition of new street trees and irrigation; construction of traffic calming features, including intersection pavers and bulbouts.  

San Pedro Streetscape - San Jose

  • San Jose, CA

  • Design - completed 2000

  • Construction - completed 2001

As a prime consultant, R & M prepared this $3 million project including roadway, drainage, pavement, utility relocation, signal, lighting and landscape. PS&E for the premier outdoor dining district in Downtown San Jose for the City of San Jose DPW Architectural Engineering Division. San Pedro Street provides conduits for the downtown power grid: as a result, extensive coordination with PG&E was required.

 

Almaden Boulevard Streetscape - San Jose

  • San Jose, CA

  • Design - completed 1998

  • Construction - completed 2000

As a prime consultant to the City of San Jose, R & M prepared roadway, drainage, pavement, utility relocation, signal, lighting and landscape PS&E for the final segment of signature Palm Tree and median improvements in Downtown San Jose. Special attention was paid to traffic controls along this highly visible and heavily traveled arterial street.