SR 1045-A10/A11 – St. Vincent Roadway
In recognition of their growing campus and increasing enrollment, 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 improvement 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 roadway is lighted, landscaped, and provides shared uses to allow for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic.
The facility opened for use in 2008.
The project was recognized by receiving the ASHE Pittsburgh Section Outstanding Highway Engineering Award in 2010 and the Allegheny Energy/Smart Growth Partnership Award the same year.
This project was also featured in a December 2009 issue of the PennDOT Information Highway Newsletter. A message from the Deputy Secretary of Transportation noted that this project was an excellent example of planning and design coordination among multiple stakeholder groups and the application of Smart Transportation themes.