Redesigning an Urban Thoroughfare
to Instill a Sense of Place

Award-Winning Project

Challenge

The stretch of 2nd Street NW that brings traffic in and out of Rochester, Minnesota, from the west lacked visual appeal and pedestrian amenities.

Solution

Traffic calming measures such as landscaped medians, on-street parking and corner bump-outs were added, while safe multimodal accommodations like crossings, bicycle lanes and bus nodes were also built. A variety of visual elements were also added to create a vibrant, memorable sense of place.

Features

  • Landscaped medians
  • On-street parking
  • Bicycle lanes
  • Bus nodes
  • Limestone benches
  • Ornamental LED lighting
  • Landscaping
  • Water-themed artwork
  • Urban light towers

Awards

  • 2016 Minnesota Engineering Excellence | Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Project
Uptown 2nd Street SW Reconstruction

Location
Rochester, Minn.

Client
City of Rochester

Services

  • Project Management
  • Roadway Design
  • Public Utility and Coordination
  • Streetscape Concepts and Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Signal Design
  • Multi-disciplinary Team Coordination
  • Public Involvement
  • Final Construction Plans and Specifications
  • Permitting
  • Construction Services