CDOT | Chicago West Side Safe Routes to School Enhancements

Client: Chicago Dept. of Transportation
Status: Completed October 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Total Cost:
Project Fee: $43,000
Services Provided:
  • Construction Engineering

SINGH was selected by the City of Chicago Department of Transportation to provide construction engineering services for overseeing the Safe Route to School (SRTS) Enhancements at five (5) intersections on Madison Street between Central Avenue and Cicero Avenue. The project included the construction of refuge islands, ADA ramps, pavement markings, and signage. The SRTS program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to improve conditions for students who walk or bike to school. The program has three main goals:

  • To enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school.
  • To make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.
  • To facilitate the planning, development, and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity (within two miles) of both public and private primary and middle schools (grades K-8).

SINGH provided site review, construction inspection, shop drawing review, monitored and updateed material certifications, updateed and issueed material test reports log, coordinated and monitored material testing, verified layout, performed general safety reviews, maintained project files and logs, prepared project schedule status reports, negotiated contractor change orders, prepared field orders and maintained field order log, reviewed and issued RFIs and RFI log, reviewed and logged certified payrolls, reviewed monthly pay estimates, prepared and issued punchlists, coordinated utility work between contractor and utility companies, performed QC check of ADA ramps, reviewed as-builts for compliance, compiled and transmitted all warranties, and provided final project close-out.

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