Wood Street Corridor Enhancement Wins Transportation Excellence Award

GAI Consultants Honored for Highly-Visible Project at Downtown Campus
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Dec. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- Pittsburgh, PA—On December 5, 2012, GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) and fellow team members received recognition for the Point Park University Wood Street Corridor Enhancement project, which was recently selected as a recipient of the 2012 “Community Transportation Excellence Award” by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.

The award was acknowledged at the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Annual Commonwealth Awards event held at Point Park University. The project team for the Wood Street project included Point Park University members, staff from the City of Pittsburgh, prime consultant GAI Consultants, and Costa Contracting.

“GAI is very proud to have assisted Point Park University in enhancing their vision of the Academic Village at their Downtown Pittsburgh campus with these functional and aesthetic Wood Street Streetscape Improvements” stated Senior Director of Engineering John Coyne, P.E., PLS.

GAI Consultants provided preliminary engineering and final design for traffic and streetscape improvements to enhance a section of Wood Street located in the heart of Point Park University’s Downtown Pittsburgh campus, supporting the University’s plan to create an academic village on the campus. The project, which was completed earlier this year, improved and enhanced a busy Downtown Pittsburgh pedestrian and public transportation corridor, and optimized the roadway function with respect to surrounding land use.

Improvements to Wood Street included street milling and resurfacing, construction of accessible sidewalks and curbs, and installation of distinctive, pedestrian-scaled street lighting. A new and efficient traffic signal system was designed for the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Third Avenue. Aesthetic upgrades include new identification and directional signage for Point Park Campus facilities and other Downtown Pittsburgh destinations, as well as new street trees and tree grates.

The Wood Street corridor enhancements were made possible by funding from a State of Pennsylvania grant for transportation projects that focus on reducing vehicle use and encouraging walking and bicycling.

About GAI Consultants: Transforming ideas into reality® for over 50 years, GAI is an 850-person, employee-owned, multidisciplined engineering and environmental consulting firm, serving our clients worldwide in the energy, transportation, real estate, water, municipal, government, and industrial markets from U.S. offices throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast. For more information about GAI’s people, history, and services, visit http://www.gaiconsultants.com.
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