Bagby Street Reconstruction
This project involves the reconstruction of Bagby Street, a major collector that conveys rush-hour traffic, provides neighborhood identity, and pioneers sustainable roadway design.
Walter P Moore implemented context-sensitive solutions to create safer pedestrian spaces over 3,300 linear feet of roadway, across 14 intersections. A system of interconnected gardens conveys both the first flush of the storm and municipal design storm event. The level of filtration provides storm water treatment above the minimum requirement. Replacement of undersized water and sanitary sewers complete the modernization of the area’s utility systems, bringing over ten urban blocks up to code for supply and discharge pipe sizes.
In October 2013, Bagby was awarded a Silver Rating by the Greenroads Foundation, the 8th project awarded a Greenroads Honor. Greenroads is a sustainability rating system that targets the specific design elements of roadways. It calls for the evaluation of a roadway’s design, construction, and lifecycle maintenance costs to determine the most effective and economical roadway design.