Department of Streets On Call – GES

Assisting the City of Philadelphia with Vision Zero – an initiative to engineer City streets to reduce the risk of crashes and achieve zero traffic deaths by 2030

  • Owner: Philadelphia Department of Streets
  • Location: Philadelphia County, PA

About this Project

AEG has been involved with numerous work orders for this on-call engineering contract:

Chelten & Greene Plaza Improvements– This assignment involved improvements to a transit plaza located at the northeast corner of Chelten Avenue and Green Street in Central Germantown. The goal was to create a plaza space that is larger, safer, and more open, to provide adequate and updated bus shelter space, and to connect the plaza to Vernon Park. AEG conducted field surveys, created basemaps for four ADA ramps, performed a PA One Call, and assisted with utility coordination and identifying potential utility relocations.

Fox Chase Lorimer Trail– The AEG survey crew performed a topographic survey from Rawn Street to Rockledge. Additional surveys were conducted to assist with the ADA ramp design for four ramps. AEG performed a PA One Call to have underground utilities marked in the field and to obtain any utility plans, established horizontal and vertical control points, surveyed all existing features, and prepared a baseplan.

Elevation Surveys– AEG obtained elevations for 22 properties. A summary table listing property addresses, survey elevations, dates, and comments was prepared.

Cottman Avenue Streetscape– This project includes streetscape (lighting, bus shelters, bumpouts, curb ramps, and other amenities), GSI, and consistency with Vision Zero. AEG has provided survey and ADA ramp design services through three separate work orders during this streetscape’s preliminary and final engineering phases. 39 ramps were designed. AEG also performed traffic counts at four City intersections.

Bridge Load Ratings– For this work order, AEG conducted load ratings for seven structures located throughout the City. A Bridge Load Rating Analysis was prepared for each structure.

Cramp Elementary School Vision Zero Safety Improvements– This work order involved preliminary and final engineering design, obtaining permits, and furnishing construction documents for traffic safety improvement around Cramp Elementary School. Once constructed, the zone will consist of traffic calming interventions to reduce vehicle speeds, promote safety, and advance the city’s commitment to eliminating all traffic deaths, an initiative known as Vision Zero. AEG was responsible for the survey and design of 54 ramps.

Pine Road Bridge– AEG completed the site survey and basemapping for the Pine Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

Andrew Hamilton School Vision Zero Safety Improvements– This task order aims to improve the safety of intersections surrounding the Hamilton Elementary School, implement various slow zone methods, and increase curb height to deter illegal parking. AEG is responsible for the survey and design of 8 ramps. This project is part of the City’s Vision Zero initiative.

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