Franklin Boulevard Drainage Improvements

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Franklin Boulevard Drainage Improvements

Franklin Boulevard Drainage Improvements

Client: Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Size: 5.5 acres
Service: Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:
Contact Staff: Echo K. Gates, P.E., LEED ®AP
 

The Franklin Boulevard project corrected the flooding problems on Pensacola Street, College Avenue, the southbound lane just south of Tennessee Street, and in the Leon County High School area. During major rain events, flooding contributed to structural damage, property value degradation, and pedestrian/motorist loss of life.

Genesis re-designed the roadway to two lanes, extended the Capital Cascades Trail on the west side of the roadway, added pedestrian connectivity, replaced antiquated sewer and water systems, and replaced the ditch with a half mile concrete box culvert to combat flooding issues. The Genesis design team worked closely with environmental regulatory agencies to receive input on surface water, severe slopes, 100-year floodplain, and altered watercourse impacts. Sustainable practices were continually used, including: the utilization of recycled crushed concrete, stormwater runoff treatment in Cascades Park, a reduction in the 100-year flood plain, urban heat island reduction, the installation of solar powered signals, and multi-modal transportation additions.

The Franklin Boulevard Phase I Drainage improvements project increased conveyance to Cascades Park and reduced the 100-year, 8-hour peak flood elevation at Leon High School by approximately 0.9 feet. Extensive engagements with the project’s stakeholders helped Genesis develop Design Guidelines for the project, the scope of the box culvert design, the existing drainage connections, and the levels of service expected. Genesis’ commitment to quality and coordination between the stakeholders ensured that Franklin Boulevard was designed, permitted, and executed successfully.

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Franklin Boulevard Drainage Improvements


Tallahassee, FL

Client:

Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency

Location:

Tallahassee, FL

Size:

5.5 acres

Service

Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:

Bicycle/Pedestrian Design
Bioswale Design
Hardscape Design
Landscape Design
Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities
Roadway Design
Stormwater Design
Street Lighting
Water System Design

Franklin Boulevard Drainage Improvements

The Franklin Boulevard project corrected the flooding problems on Pensacola Street, College Avenue, the southbound lane just south of Tennessee Street, and in the Leon County High School area. During major rain events, flooding contributed to structural damage, property value degradation, and pedestrian/motorist loss of life.

Genesis re-designed the roadway to two lanes, extended the Capital Cascades Trail on the west side of the roadway, added pedestrian connectivity, replaced antiquated sewer and water systems, and replaced the ditch with a half mile concrete box culvert to combat flooding issues. The Genesis design team worked closely with environmental regulatory agencies to receive input on surface water, severe slopes, 100-year floodplain, and altered watercourse impacts. Sustainable practices were continually used, including: the utilization of recycled crushed concrete, stormwater runoff treatment in Cascades Park, a reduction in the 100-year flood plain, urban heat island reduction, the installation of solar powered signals, and multi-modal transportation additions.

The Franklin Boulevard Phase I Drainage improvements project increased conveyance to Cascades Park and reduced the 100-year, 8-hour peak flood elevation at Leon High School by approximately 0.9 feet. Extensive engagements with the project’s stakeholders helped Genesis develop Design Guidelines for the project, the scope of the box culvert design, the existing drainage connections, and the levels of service expected. Genesis’ commitment to quality and coordination between the stakeholders ensured that Franklin Boulevard was designed, permitted, and executed successfully.