Johnson Drive Rehabilitation (Lamar to Nall)
Project Contact: Lynne Ladner
Johnson Drive Construction Office
The Johnson Drive Rehabilitation Project stretches from the west edge of Lamar to the west edge of Nall Avenue. It includes full reconstruction of the pavement asphalt and curbs, relocation and upgrade of all utility infrastructure, the installation of a stormwater interceptor that will reroute some of the peak flow from the Rock Creek channel, and upgrades streetscape improvements such as sidewalks, seat walls, and street lighting.
Please remember that although traffic control can be frustrating, it exists to ensure the safety of the construction workers. Working in traffic is a dangerous job and safety is our #1 concern.
City Council Approves Design Concept Resolution
August 23, 2012 - A design concept resolution , which details the major elements and components to be included in the Johnson Drive Rehabilitation Project was approved by the City Council. The design concept resolution directs the final design of the project to include:
- Maintaining the current four-lane configuration.
- The Johnson Drive Interceptor stormwater conveyance system (See the )
Interceptor Preliminary Engineering Study
- Streetscape and hardscape elem ents such as decorative street lights, decorative planter boxes & seat walls, and street trees, shrubs, and miscellaneous landscaping items.
- Removal of the traffic signal at the Johnson Drive/Woodson intersection to be replaced with a two-way stop configuration on Woodson Rd.
- Acquisition of rights-of-way and permanent easements in order to ensure all lanes of traffic and on-street parking spaces are located in the public right of way and all sidewalks, from the back of curb to the face of the building, are located within permanent easements. The City will assume responsibility for structural maintenance on both the street, parking spaces, and sidewalk as well as any other amenities that may be included such as street lights, benches, planter boxes, seat walls.
- Public head-in on-street parking stalls will not have mandated maximum time limits on the use of each individual parking stall.
Several items being discussed that were NOT included in the design concept resolution passed by the City Council include decorative archways, stamped concrete intersections at Lamar and Woodson, and use of colored concrete on sidewalks throughout the project.
Over the next few months, the contracted design engineer (Olsson Associates) will be finalizing utility relocation plans while City staff will begin the process of appraisal and property owner contact for clearing the project's right of way and easement acquisition needs.
"Open House" held at Community Center October 20, 2011 - A public "open house style" event was held at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center. City staff led the event and engaged attendees on the various aspects of designing the project such as the look of the streetscape and how other ammenities should look and function. Attendees were asked to complete a brief questionnaire. The event documents are linked below:
Project Scope (Major Infrastructure)
Project Scope (Pedestrian Safety)
Initial Citizen Feedback
Preliminary Project Plans
Streetscape Design Option (A)
Streetscape Design Option (B)
Streetscape Design (Intersection Components)
Streetscape Design (Sign Furnishings & Landscaping)
"Listening Session" held at Community Center
September 22, 2011 - A public "listening session" was held at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center. City staff and design engineers were on hand to listen to the comments and concerns of the Johnson Drive stakeholders and the general public.
Council Approves Preliminary Design Contract
May 19, 2011 - The Mission City Council awarded a preliminary design contract to the firm Olsson Associates, which included geo-technical work on the street (core sampling), surveying, as well as the production of preliminary project plans.
Council Passes Resolution to Guide Design of Johnson Drive
March 17, 2011 - The Mission City Coun ?cil passed a Resolution that identified Johnson Drive (Lamar to Nall) as a critical priority for new public investment. Additionally, this Resolution establishes design guidelines. You can view that Resolution (#823) by clicking the link below: