The North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvements Project transformed North Fremont Street in the City of Monterey (City) into a true multi-modal corridor, providing a safe riding corridor for bicyclists and ADA compliant access for pedestrians on a vital link between residential, commercial, educational, and community facilities. This $9.4 million dollar project is the first major transportation project to occur along North Fremont Street in over 50 years.
Harris & Associates provided construction management services for the construction of the first Class IV-protected bicycle lanes in the median with bicycle signals and bike-protected intersections in California. This design is aimed at users of all ages and abilities. This project promotes a safe alternative to driving on a corridor that carries an average of 32,000 vehicles per day, a posted speed limit of 35 mph, numerous commercial driveways and on-street parking to contend with.
The extensive pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements included new ADA compliant curb ramps, new Audible Pedestrian Signals, and increased safety lighting. Long skewed crosswalks were eliminated by straightening and shortening the crosswalks though re-alignment. Consistent flooding on North Fremont was mitigated by storm drain improvements, and the installation of storm chambers under existing sidewalk.
The bike and pedestrian improvements in this corridor also serves the existing Bus Rapid Transit line, providing a last-mile alternative and seamless integration to biking, walking, and riding transit.
Another benefit of the project is the installation of fiber optic under the Class IV bicycle lanes, which will connect all the signals and facilitate the installation of an Adaptive Signal System on this corridor.
In addition to providing construction management services, Harris provided biddability/constructability review prior to bidding, contract administration (including submittal reviews, RFI reviews, schedule review, quantity calculations, monthly progress invoice reviews, change order reviews and negotiations, document control and monitoring of certified payroll, inspection), construction staking, materials inspection and testing, and community outreach assistance.
City of Monterey
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Honor Award
American Public Works Association (APWA), Monterey Bay Chapter, Project of the Year
Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) Standing Committee, Best Project Award, Pedestrian/Bike