Downtown Facility Enhancements Will Enhance Safety for Cyclists and Pedestrians
Gresham, Smith and Partners was recently selected to provide engineering and design services for pedestrian and bicycle facility enhancements in downtown Waxhaw, N.C. GS&P will design multi-modal transportation improvements that enhance safety for all travel modes, including the increasing number of bicyclists from neighboring towns. The team will also engage local residents and stakeholders through town halls and other outreach methods to support successful outcomes.
“As Waxhaw’s population grows and we see a steady increase in bicycle and pedestrian traffic, it’s important to improve our transportation facilities in response to that evolving footprint,” commented Curt White, Downtown Development Manager for the Town of Waxhaw. “GS&P’s rich experience with downtowns, as well as their understanding of Waxhaw’s historic downtown context, has been a major advantage with the work we’ve set out to do. We believe these enhancements in our downtown corridor will significantly improve safety and quality-of-life for residents and visitors of the Town of Waxhaw.”
GS&P’s work supports the redevelopment of Waxhaw’s downtown businesses and increased connectivity between businesses, parks, historic landmarks and local neighborhoods. Project elements will include roadway and multi-modal facility design, landscape and streetscape design, pedestrian signal design, pavement markings design, wayfinding measures, work zone traffic control design, railroad coordination and environmental compliance measures.
Gresham, Smith and Partners opened its Charlotte, N.C., office in 2015 and expanded its Transportation market to North Carolina in early 2016 to better serve local and regional transportation clients. The firm is currently providing design services for Novant Health’s Mint Hill Medical Center, a new 36-bed community hospital and medical office building near the border of Charlotte and Mint Hill, N.C., as well as creating a master plan for signage and wayfinding at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.