KTUA successfully prepared a SANDAG Smart Growth grant application and then worked with the project civil engineer on the development of construction documents for the Armorlite Drive Complete Street project. The project is a $3.3 million ground-up redevelopment of a former industrial street into a human-scaled residential Complete Street. The site is within easy walking distance of Palomar College and the Sprinter line’s busiest station, as well as the Inland Rail Trail and Mission Sports Park. The design includes a cycle track, dual mode crossings with bicycle signal heads, wide walkways with pedestrian-scale lighting and street trees, and mid-block crossings with in-pavement flashers, raised speed tables and offset path refuge medians. Project infrastructure includes low impact development features including permeable paving, bio-swales, bio-retention basins and structural soils.
KTUA provided construction document support for the cycle track as well as other street components, including drainage options using Silva Cells for stormwater runoff. The plans included all landscape architecture for the corridor and along the edge of the cycletrack. Construction documents included planting, hardscape, street furnishings and irrigation systems. This project represented a full spectrum from original Complete Streets/traffic calming concepts to grant writing, design and construction services.