Design Services for Separatist Roadway Bikeway Project
The Town of Mansfield, Connecticut selected Weston & Sampson to provide design services for the Separatist Roadway Bikeway Project. This multi-use path connects existing bike trail areas and is a key part of the town’s walkway/bikeway system. This project was elevated to the top of the town’s priority list after residents of the Separatist Road neighborhood petitioned the Town Council to make the road safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The priority-listed Separatist Road Bikeway project was developed and updated over the years by the town’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC recognized the curvy two-lane road to be a high-volume cut-through, with 12-foot travel lanes and a 30 mph posted speed limit. The area has a relatively high population density and is adjacent to the University of Connecticut. This section of road is also used by the neighboring high school as its primary cross-country training route. It was also a “share-the-road” bike route.
To assist the town in achieving its project objectives Weston & Sampson provided:
- A 200-foot retaining wall design
- Field survey
- Wetlands delineation
- Public workshops
- A site walk-through with residents and town representatives
- Preliminary and final design
- Construction phase consultations and milestone inspections