The improvements to North Pearl Street bring increased safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists and improved aesthetics; as well as support the Mayor’s “Get Green Columbus” initiative. This project included brick pavement and curb replacement from Russell Street to Warren Street and from Hubbard Avenue to Prescott Street in the historic area known as German Village, for a total of 1,125 linear feet of Pearl Street.
The work involved the removal of the existing brick pavers and concrete base, and the construction of a new brick street on a new concrete base. Some brick was salvaged for use on this project or returned to the City brick stockpile. Other improvements included new drainage structures, drive apron replacement, ADA curb ramps and repairs to existing curb ramps and sidewalks.
Rii faced numerous design challenges, including a detailed maintenance of traffic plan, maintaining pedestrian access during construction, establishing right-of-way from GIS data and existing plans, right-of-way and utility constraints, and brick street design.
The surveying and mapping of the project included all roadway elements, utilities, building faces and corners within the right of way limits, plus some additional survey in yard areas beyond these limits. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2012.