Scottsville Road and Elmwood Avenue – Preventive Maintenance Improvement Project

Scottsville Road - Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY

Lu Engineers served as Prime Consultant on this City of Rochester highway preventive maintenance project along Scottsville Road and Elmwood Avenue extending from the West City Line to Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester, NY. The project was initiated, funded, and administered by the City of Rochester with the intent of extending the service life of the roadway by replacing the existing wearing surface, thereby preventing the condition of the roadways from declining beyond the point at which future preventive maintenance treatments could be applied.

The scope of work included pavement resurfacing/rehabilitation for the road, upgrading pedestrian facilities, and incorporating the City of Rochester’s “Complete Streets” policy to the improvements within the project limits. All work was completed in accordance with New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) HDM Chapter 7 1R project guidelines. These included spot pavement/joint repairs, drainage adjustment/cleaning, upgrading walkable routes to meet current Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Guidelines, and installation of handicap ramps and detectable warning surfaces to address ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG). The project extends the service life of the roadway for 10-12 years. Lu Engineers was responsible for preliminary engineering, final design, and construction support. Preliminary design included stakeholder coordination and preparation of the Draft and Final Design Report Memorandum, PETSR, traffic study, safety audit, and a sidewalk curb ramp assessment. Environmental studies included a SEQRA review, asbestos and hazardous waste screening, and a cultural/historic resources and parks assessment. Final design for the project included pavement design and curb ramp upgrades, as well as Final Construction Documents including plans, specifications, and estimates.