Reconstruction of Taft Road
C&S provided preliminary and final design services (phases I-VI) for the reconstruction of Taft Road (CR 19) from South Bay Road to Northern Boulevard. This locally-administered, federally-funded project involved 4.8 km (3 miles) of four-lane arterial reconstruction and rehabilitation in the towns of Clay and Cicero and the Village of North Syracuse. Preliminary design included survey and mapping, right-of-way mapping, design alternative development, pavement evaluation, traffic and pedestrian studies, accident study, wetland delineation, design report, and public meetings. Final design included widening Taft Road between South Bay Road and Church Street to provide a center turning lane to reduce accidents. Milling resurfacing, shoulder reconstruction, and curb replacement were intended to renew the pavement structure for 15 years. Final design also included new sidewalks, closed drainage improvements, and traffic signal upgrades. The triangle intersections of Church Street and Kreischer Road were realigned into a new conventional, ‘T’ type intersection with a traffic signal. The project also involved the replacement of two state-owned traffic signals at the interchange with Interstate Route 81 and reconstruction of one exit ramp.