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City of New Rochelle Projects

Project Location: New Rochelle, NY
Client: City of New Rochelle

Project Challenges:

The City of New Rochelle has required PDE’s Engineering Services for various projects throughout the City to improve operating conditions and safety.

PDE Solutions:

PDE was retained to perform a traffic/geometric safety evaluation at the existing intersections of Beechmont Drive and Pinebrook Road/ Pinebrook Boulevard in the City. PDE worked closely with City representatives and conducted traffic counts, field inspections and a review of the accident data provided by the City. The study location was a series of skewed, unsignalized intersections carrying a relatively high volume of traffic. A high number of accidents had occurred over several years leading up to the study. In order to evaluate the current operating and safety conditions, PDE performed Highway Capacity Analyses and a Traffic Signal Warrant/Accident Study, and then used the results of these studies to determine potential future improvements. Various Alternatives were considered. Potential improvements included signalization, re-alignment and construction of a modern roundabout and evaluations of other traffic calming techniques.

The City hired PDE to review and make recommendations to improve the access to the New Rochelle Intermodal Transportation Center to reduce traffic congestion. Traffic counts were performed and field observations were conducted. Various alternatives were modelled and analyzed. Conceptual plans were prepared. PDE prepared a North Avenue Corridor Study for the City and determined intersection improvements for vehicles and pedestrians along the Corridor. On behalf of the City, PDE reviewed the proposed modifications to Sound Shore Medical Center. Both traffic and parking were considered. Pedestrian safety was also factored in and traffic calming measures were recommended.

In addition to the services provided to the City, PDE has performed various Engineering Services for various private clients in the City including New Roc City, Avalon-on-the-Sound, Monroe College, Iona College, The Craft Building, Echo Bay, The Printhouse, The Lombardi, The Huguenot, Safavieh, Locust Hall, New Rochelle Toyota, Thornton-Donovan School, Royal Day Care, Locust Hall and numerous others. These services included Site/Civil, Highway and Traffic Engineering Services including intersection modifications, site plans, traffic studies, parking studies, traffic signal plans, and maintenance and protection of traffic plans.

Benefit:

PDE, through its engineering expertise, assisted the City of New Rochelle in its ongoing efforts to revitalize the downtown areas by bringing new businesses and residents into the City.

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