When the City of Dallas launched its Complete Streets Initiative, the concept was to improve the way streets were designed and built, taking into consideration that streets should be safe and comfortable for everyone, no matter their age, mode of transportation, or capability. As the first “complete streets” project for the city, Pacheco Koch provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the streetscape construction of 3,500 linear feet from Bishop Avenue from Neely Street to Colorado Boulevard. During Phases I & II, the civil scope included drainage, water and wastewater infrastructure improvements, curb and sidewalk replacements, new stamped and stained pedestrian crosswalks, new street pavers, new parking lots, and mill and overlay of asphalt pavement.
A topographic survey was performed for the entire site, in addition to right-of-way surveying and monumentation for portions of the site. Integrated Complete Street concepts included wide sidewalks and crosswalks, street-side parallel parking, and striped one-way bicycle lanes. Landscaped neckdowns were created at all intersections to reduce traffic speeds and provide protective areas for pedestrians. Also included were DART-coordinated bus stops with shelters and benches, a landscaped entrance feature, and a continuous left-turn lane that could be used to incorporate a future streetcar line. Pacheco Koch also planned, prepared, and led a public meeting for this portion of the project.
Phase 3: As a continuation of the previous two phases of the Bishop Avenue Streetscape project, Pacheco Koch is contracted to provide civil engineering and land surveying services for the streetscape construction of 1,800 linear feet of Bishop Avenue from 8th Street to West Jefferson Avenue, 620 linear feet of Melba Street from Bishop Avenue to Madison Avenue, 620 linear feet of West 10th Street from Bishop Avenue to Madison Avenue, and 1,200 linear feet of Madison Avenue from 8th Street to West 10th Street in Dallas.