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Detailed Design Report : Corridor Redesign of Chancellor Boulevard Abella, Joma; Agustin, Aldin; Athans, Zoe; Chen, Kelvin; Cheung, Matthew; Lau, Anson


Currently, Chancellor Boulevard is heavily favoured for motorized vehicle use. So, the corridor space is redesigned to improve travelling conditions for sustainable methods of travel: by bike, by foot, and by transit. Ultimately, the main focus of this design is to improve the safety for all the users of the road and to reduce the number and the severity of collisions. A roundabout will replace the signalized intersection at Hamber Road and Chancellor Boulevard. Bike lanes will replace the outer lanes in each direction. There will a painted median between the vehicle lanes and the bike lanes to provide a buffer for the cyclists. Numerous other were designed as well, including bus stops, sidewalks, and a pedestrian underpass. The pedestrian underpass structure will span from the north to the south end of Chancellor Boulevard, on the east side of the Hamber Road intersection. The underpass will be shared between the pedestrians and cyclists. Signage along the corridor is to be added as per the detailed drawings attached to the report. The stormwater management system has also been redesigned to convey minor and major storm events that are expected to occur. Additional catch basins will be added to prevent ponding and the pipe network will also require upsizing. The drainage in the underpass tunnel has also been designed to prevent flooding from occurring. Lighting has been designed to be installed all along the corridor to help promote safety for all users of the road. 9.14m Davit luminaire poles will be used to mount the 71W ATBS LED head fixtures by American Electric Lighting Addition for roadway and roundabout lighting. New Westminster Series NWS 16" will be used for pedestrian sidewalk lighting. The tunnel will have 70W HPS lights installed at 1.8m intervals. The total cost of construction of this project is estimated to be $6.58M. These costs were calculated based on a start date of May 2018 and an anticipated completion date in March 2019. For further detail, please refer to the body of the report. Attached to the report are appendices for sample calculations, detailed drawings, and specifications used for this project. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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