CR156 over Jacobs Creek
Foit-Albert Associates was retained to perform a preliminary study to investigate various alternatives to meet the project objectives and once a feasible project was identified, prepare final construction documents to be used by County forces in the construction of a structurally deficient culvert on CR 156 over Jacobs Creek. The scope of services included topographic survey, LIDAR scanning, drainage design, highway design, structural design and construction administration.
This project involves reconstruction of CR 156 over Jacobs Creek in Jefferson County, NY, a design which accomplished an aesthetically pleasing culvert in a historic environment with structural integrity and improved roadside safety. The existing culvert was severely deteriorated, creating a potential structural failure. In addition, the horizontal and vertical alignment at the approaches to the structure are geometrically non-standard and significantly contribute to existing roadside safety issues.
Foit-Albert Associates developed several alternatives to meet the project objectives of structural integrity, safety improvements and drainage concerns.
The constructed alternative involved slight realignment of the roadway and demolition of one building. The arch was relined with steel plate on a concrete knee wall. The arch walls were reconstructed with stamped colored concrete. With the new alignment, an overlook was built across from the cider mill and shoulders widened to accommodate cars parked during the Fall season approaching the cider mill. All work was performed by the Jefferson County Highway Department staff, except for the culvert relining, which was performed by Infrasteel.