Sidewalks to Schools: Conestoga High School and T/E Middle School (Completed)

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Sidewalks to Schools: Conestoga High School and T/E Middle School

Project Area: Construction of 1.7 miles of sidewalks and associated stormwater management and traffic calming measures on:

Old Lancaster Road from the Daylesford Train Station to Howellville Road
Conestoga Road from Old Lancaster Road to Teamer Field and from Howellville Road to Margo Mane
Irish Road from Conestoga High School to Green Lane
Howellville Road from T/E Middle School to the bridge

$100,000 in grant funds from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's Transportation and Community Development Initiative; $542,983 in Township bond funds
Construction and Inspection: $2.4 Mil in grant funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AKA - federal stimulus funding)
Total Cost:
Design, permitting and surveys by Jacobs Engineering: $642,983
Construction by Marino Corporation and inspection fees: $2,443,265
Approximate Cost by Road:
Old Lancaster Road (3,725 linear feet): $862,900 for sidewalks, stormwater management and traffic calming
Conestoga Road (3,590 linear feet): $779,985 for sidewalks, stormwater management and traffic calming
Irish Road (1,385 linear feet): $711,365 for sidewalks, stormwater management and retaining wall
Howellville Road (390 linear feet): $89,015 for sidewalks

Stormwater Management Measures - The project incorporated several innovative stormwater management measures, also known as Best Management Practices BMPs), that are designed to manage stormwater runoff produced by the installation of the sidewalks, as well as manage some additional roadway runoff currently affecting the area. The Stormwater BMPs consist of shallow infiltration trenches underneath the proposed sidewalk and in several vegetated curbed bump-out areas along the proposed sidewalk route. Additional storm sewer inlets were placed along the roadway shoulder in coordination with underground piping throughout the infiltration trenches, which will direct remaining stormwater to the existing storm sewer system.

Traffic Calming Measures - The project included a variety of measures that will allow for safer pedestrian travel, as well as aid in further control of vehicular traffic. Along the sidewalk route, pedestrian crosswalks were provided at each roadway crossing. Additional pedestrian crossing signage will be provided at crosswalk locations. In addition, two (2) raised pedestrian crosswalks were installed on Old Lancaster Road. In addition, on Conestoga Road between Irish Road and Old Lancaster Road shoulders, signage, and lane striping were provided to control and calm traffic flow through the curve. The Township and Consultant Team also invested revisions to the existing PennDOT school zone permits to further define and clarify the school zone limits. PennDOT did not allow the Township to make any changes to the school zones.