With construction complete, this project involved the elimination of the at-grade railroad crossing between the CSX Railroad and Bagley Road. The project is a result of the increased train traffic resulting from the Conrail Merger. A roadway underpass of approximately 1,500 linear feet was constructed through the introduction of a sag vertical curve in Bagley Road. The Bagley Road typical section consists of four through lanes, one center turn lane, curbs, tree lawns, and sidewalks.
The project also includes decorative street lighting and a landscaped median with connections for water and electric services. The new CSX Railroad bridge was built on a permanent rail runaround. To maintain rail traffic, the bridge was built utilizing the “top-down” method of construction. A temporary road runaround was constructed for the maintenance-of-traffic on Bagley Road during construction. Special consideration has been given to the aesthetic treatment of various surfaces.
The bridge and retaining walls were formlined to a Berea sandstone finish, while sidewalks were constructed of colored, stamped concrete. The project includes several design elements, including storm sewer, sanitary sewer, decorative lighting, retaining walls, signing and striping, maintenance-of-traffic, right-of-way, and a traffic signal.
A portion of Geiger Street was relocated, and the profile of Lindberg Road was lowered to meet the lowered grade at Bagley Road. Right-of-way and railroad constraints were the driving factors in this project. In addition, a deep microtunnel sewer outfall has been designed to drain the new sag. The project was constructed in two separate contracts to facilitate funding and schedule issues.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION: Honor Award for Engineering Excellence from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).