LAN Completes Design to Reconstruct and Widen Ingram Road in San Antonio

(SAN ANTONIO – Oct. 14, 2014) Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) completed the final design to reconstruct and widen Ingram Road from Culebra Road to Mabe/Potranco Road for the City of San Antonio within Bexar County.The project is part of the 2012-2017 City of San Antonio Bond Program to improve the city’s infrastructure.

LAN designed 3,800 linear feet of street reconstruction, pavement widening, and drainage improvements to improve mobility and pedestrian safety, as well as reduce flooding. Once completed, Ingram Road will have a continuous 4-lane roadway with bike lanes, upgraded traffic signals, storm sewer systems and a low water crossing replacement. Multimodal function was an important component of the design, as the project is in close proximity to a linear park along Leon Creek and has a need for pedestrian and bicycle accessibility.

The addition of curbs along the roadway required inlets to drain stormwater from the streets, and underground storm drain pipes to convey runoff to nearby creeks and tributaries. The low water crossing on Ingram was eliminated and a cross drainage culvert structure was designed in place to convey the runoff. The project also included a new full depth pavement section, sidewalk, driveway approaches, center turn lanes, intersections, signals, signage and striping, low impact development features, improved landscaping and trees, and new ADA compliant pedestrian facilities.

As part of the project, LAN also designed roadway, curb, and sidewalk improvements along Mabe Road to allow for sidewalk connectivity to local neighborhoods. Concrete bus pads were designed within the roadway to help extend its overall life expectancy. ADA ramps were designed for each intersection to allow for accessibility for all users.

Public meetings were conducted throughout design to inform the public and local users of the overall project design status and schedule for construction. Construction on Ingram Road is scheduled to be completed in May 2016.

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