ES&S served as the prime consultant to the City of Sedalia on Phase IIIa of the Downtown Streetscape initiative. This was a continuation of infrastructure reconstruction and aesthetic upgrades along Ohio Street in the historic downtown district. Services included civil design, and design / construction support services for slightly more than one city block immediately north of Broadway Blvd./US Route 50. Infrastructure improvements included total street reconstruction with curb and gutter, new sidewalk, storm drainage structure replacement and piping upgrades, coordination of a water main replacement and other utility relocations.
Coordiation was required with MoDOT relative to the improvements made in their ROW adjacent to the signalized intersection of Ohio Street and 50 Highway. This included sidewalk ramps and clearances that comply with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Aesthetic features included the addition of brick pavers at crosswalks, as edge treatments along sidewalks, and historic lighting fixtures along the revitalized corridor. The most striking feature of the project is a new “downtown gateway” feature that was designed under a separate contract by the Kansas City-based urban planning/design firm of Ochsner Hare & Hare (OHH). OHH was part of the ES&S design team for this streetscape project to assist in the close coordination required between the City, MoDOT and the adjacent church, whose building abuts the road’s ROW limits.
Bid and construction phase services included preparation of design and contracting documents, bid-assistance, opinions of probable construction cost, and coordination of contractor inquiries during construction. Field services included onsite resident observation and materials quality assurance throughout the construction phase of the project. ES&S provided these same services on Phase II of the Downtown Streetscape initiative, and provided construction-phase support and come civil engineering design revisions on Phase I.