Space Center Boulevard receives significant upgrade
Neel-Schaffer provided design and is providing engineering construction management services for the repair and rehabilitation of two concrete roadways in the City of Houston, Space Center Boulevard and Allen Genoa Road.
The project limits for Space Center Boulevard, a 4-lane, median-divided roadway that operates under heavy volumes and is subject to heavy rain and problematic soil types, included 2.1 miles, from Clear Lake City Boulevard to Bay Area Boulevard. The design for Allen Genoa was performed over 1.1 miles, from Highway 225 to West Southmore.
Design for both roads was initiated in September of 2016 and finished in January 2017. Space Center Boulevard construction was ongoing as of July 2017, with an estimated construction cost of $9.8 million. Construction had not started on the Allen Genoa project as of July 2017.
Neel-Schaffer conducted a condition survey to record field conditions and performed limited geotechnical and survey services. Additional services provided included design sketches over photographs for curb ramps, drawings in plan and profile that showed proposed improvements; pavement striping/ marking plans; cost estimates and summary reports with each work order; RAS services for curb ramp assessment, traffic control plans, construction phase services, coordination meeting attendance, and design modifications during the construction phase.
Some of the issues that will be corrected by the rehabilitation projects include subgrade failure, major pavement distress, faulty construction joints, and spalling.