St. Vincent Roadway
In recognition of their expanding campus, St. Vincent College established a master plan for expansion. Part of this plan addressed mobility concerns for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorized users.
The resulting SR 1045-A10/A11 project was an $8 million project that included:
- Relocation of almost two miles of roadway
- Three new structures
- A modern roundabout intersection
- Onsite wetland and stream mitigation
The realigned college access road was designed to enhance the view of the St. Vincent Basilica and to follow the natural contours of the land. The college access road is lighted, landscaped, and provides shared uses to allow for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic.
The facility opened for use in 2008.
Gibson-Thomas Engineering has shown their capability and quality of work on the SR 1045 Section A10/A11 project in PennDOT District 12-0. The 2-phase, $8 million project included the relocation of over one mile of roadway, three new structures, wetland and stream mitigation, and extensive stakeholder coordination. The project was recognized by receiving the ASHE Pittsburgh Section Outstanding Highway Engineering Award and the Allegheny Energy/Smart Growth Partnership Award.
This project was recently featured in the December 4, 2009 issue of the PennDOT Information Highway Newsletter. A message from the Deputy Secretary of Transportation noted that this project was an excellent sample of planning and design coordination among multiple stakeholder groups and the application of Smart Transportation themes.