City Project#: EN01036
TDOT Project#: 118412.00
Total Budget: $220,000 ($176,000 Federal Grant, $44,000 Local CIP)
Current Phase: Preliminary Engineering – Environmental Phase (08/02/13)
These improvements are geared towards creating safe pedestrian crossing locations at locations of high need as identified by the Memphis Pedestrian and School Safety Action Plan completed in June 2015. Three pedestrian crossing locations have been chosen from the plan’s identified pilot projects which serve three distinct neighborhood pedestrian crossing locations.
The Kimball Avenue Crossing location will upgrade the existing midblock crossing in front of Cherokee Elementary School through the installation of accessible curb ramps (relocated to avoid conflict with existing utility poles), the installation of a pedestrian-actuated Active Warning Beacon (RRFB), the installation of a median refuge island for pedestrians, and the installation of a high-visibility crosswalk and appropriate signage.
The Mimosa Avenue Crossing location will upgrade and existing t-intersection to provide a safe crossing of Mimosa Avenue at Carpenter Street, in close proximity to Lester Elementary School and Howse Park. The scope includes the installation of high-visibility crosswalks on Mimosa Ave and Carpenter St, redesign of the curb radii at this intersection to reduce driving speeds and shorten pedestrian crossing distances, the installation of accessible curb ramps and appropriate signs.
The Range Line Road Crossing location will provide a pedestrian crossing of Range Line Road at Orman Avenue for students accessing Trezevant High School and a highly-utilized bus stop for public transportation access to other parts of Memphis. The project scope includes the installation of high visibility crosswalks on Range Line Rd and Orman Ave, installation of a pedestrian-actuated Active Warning Beacon (RRFB) on Range Line Rd, the installation of a median refuge island for pedestrians on Range Line Rd, installation of appropriate signs, and the relocation of the current public transportation bus stop and shelter.