Design Engineering, Inc. provided complete engineering, design and construction management for the project including construction administration (bi-weekly status meetings, correspondence, plan changes, change orders, instruction from owner to contractor, cost analysis and schedule maintenance, etc.), engineering during construction, utility coordination, reviews of shop drawings and other contract submittals, document control, resident inspection, presentation to citizen groups, monthly status reports to owner, coordination with testing and inspection laboratories for quality assurance, daily reports review and recommendations for pay requests and final closeout documentation.
This project consisted of adding one lane of traffic on both sides of Veterans Boulevard – a four lane divided roadway. Also included were drainage modification, utility relocations, truck U-Turn lanes and right turn lanes at each end of the project. Modification to the traffic signal lights at Roosevelt Avenue and Williams Boulevard was also included in the project.
The property along Veterans Boulevard is commercial and has been developed for many years, so careful attention was required while setting roadway grades to avoid impacting the adjacent property. Drainage and utility modifications were required to maintain continuous service, and previous parking areas were eliminated for the roadway and sidewalk improvements. DEI participated in a public information campaign to inform property owners of the changes. DEI worked closely with Jefferson Parish and the City of Kenner officials to develop a project acceptable to all involved.
Major subsurface drainage was installed in sizes ranging from 36” diameter to 72” diameter to 96” diameter pipe. Coordination was required with Bellsouth to avoid damaging their underground facilities. A major sewer force main was constructed while maintaining flow in the existing sewer force main.