13th Street Roadway Improvements

City of Grand Island | Grand Island, NE

Benesch worked with the City of Grand Island to evaluate the 13th Street corridor to define existing traffic operations, identify future operations and determine the best intersection traffic control measures. The City aimed to produce high-quality design options incorporating innovative corridor solutions.

Benesch developed a design to expand 13th Street to a 41-foot, three-lane road with five-foot sidewalks and curb and gutter. Improvements to 13th Street, a typical 24-foot asphalt roadway with minimal shoulders and drainage ditches, facilitate transportation for all users of the corridor while adhering to the City’s complete street policy.

Prior to the preliminary design, Benesch provided survey, geotechnical recommendations, utility coordination, traffic operations analysis and drainage analysis. The design took into consideration more than just widening the roadway. Other important design elements included storm drainage, ADA-compliant ramps, pavement conditions, right-of-way, and maintenance of access for the area’s residents and businesses.

During construction, Benesch provided staking, construction observation and materials testing.

At the 13th Street and North Road intersection, Benesch designed an offset roundabout. The roundabout helps manage area traffic and fits within the context of the existing residential corridor.