EPR’s staff has been providing transportation engineering and planning services to the City of Charlottesville through an on-call contract arrangement for over a decade. With the University of Virginia situated within the City limits, the 20,000+ on-campus students and overall citizenry enjoy a highly walkable multimodal community setting. EPR has been assisting the City with planning and engineering efforts that support the overall multimodal transportation framework within this highly livable and historic City. Projects have included an array of studies and designs ranging from parking supply and management, traffic calming, circulation and intersection operations, citywide signal retiming, intersection designs, and neighborhood traffic calming planning.
Examples of Projects completed for the City include:
- SRTS Sidewalk Designs
- Emmet Street Traffic Adaptive Control Planning and Design
- Corridor signal retiming for six key corridors (w/periodic updates)
- Numerous intersection studies and design modifications at key intersections throughout the City.
- Traffic data collection
- Assistance with the transportation element of the comprehensive plan
- Study of Preston Avenue relative to a road diet and complete street design
- Neighborhood traffic calming studies and presentations
- Presentation to City Council regarding speed limit determination practices
- Review of Private Sector Traffic Impact Studies
- Neighborhood pedestrian circulation and traffic calming designs
- Review of various UVa development proposals
- Belmont neighborhood pedestrian and sidewalk improvements design
- Belmont Bridge project traffic study (ongoing)
- Development of simulation models for heavily scrutinized projects
- North Berkshire, base flood elevations, Fin. floor elev. for Habitat for Humanity House
- Construction plans for the pedestrian safety improvements at various locations
- E. Market Street Improvement Plan Conceptual Design
- Signal Documentation and Inventory for 71 traffic signals located throughout the City
- Traffic Calming design and layout for the Belmont neighborhood, Fifeville neighborhood, Hampton and Rives intersection, Monticello and 6th intersection, and Preston and Washington Park.
- Turn lane extensions design for Hydraulic Road and Route 250 Bypass, and N. Emmet at Arlington
- Drainage design projects for Brandywine, Cherry and Highland, Elm Street, Farish Street, Kenwood, Meadowbrook, Mulberry Ave, and North Berkshire.
Additionally, for a 14 month period in 2005/2006, Bill Wuensch of EPR served as the temporary City Traffic Engineer, through a consulting contract, while the City conducted a nationwide search for a permanent hire.
Key Aspects of this job:
- Multimodal Planning and Design
- Transportation Planning
- Traffic Engineering
Tony Edwards, City Engineer, City of Charlottesville