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East Mall Redesign Between Agronomy Road and West 16th Avenue Ahmadi, Parvez; Gong, Florence; Kim, Minji; Lau, Carlson; Wang, Abby


As requested by UBC SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies), Urban Tech Consultants Ltd. is pleased to present the final detailed design for UBC's East Mall road layout between Agronomy and West 16th Ave. The design aims to promote sustainable transportation and safe use for all traffic modes, implement green infrastructure and efficient stormwater drainage systems, accommodate high drop-off and pick-up activities, and incorporate the future Stadium Neighborhood development to a most cost-effective solution. The detailed design utilizes stop control intersections on Agronomy Road, Eagles Drive, Stadium Neighborhood intersections, and a roundabout on W 16th Avenue. Thunderbird Boulevard intersection will remain as an actuated signalized intersection but with efficient reconfigured sequencing and timing. The new roadway design consists of 2 travel lanes separated by a median boulevard with dedicated bike lanes and sidewalks separated by green space with a weather-protected shelter for a pedestrian crossing at Agronomy Road. Detailed plan and cross-sectional view of the roadway, construction specifications, traffic analysis data, schedule and cost estimations are included in the appendix. The updated total life cycle project cost is $ 4,297,674.43, with $1,874,074.43 allocated for the initial consulting and construction costs, $2,503,500.00 for the operation and maintenance cost for 50 years, and $79,990.00 project decommissioning salvage value. The project's expected start date and completion date are on May 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021, respectively. A Gantt chart consisting of time and duration for both project construction and completion tasks is also provided. 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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