Project Description

This project will renovate the ever-aging railroad underpasses at South Calhoun Street, South Harrison Street, and Fairfield Avenue, just south of downtown. These are in the Hoagland Masterson Neighborhood, LaRez Neighborhood, Poplar Neighborhood, and West Central Neighborhoods.

The Railroad Underpass Renovations will update the lighting to make walking and traversing the currently darker elevations safer for pedestrians and motorists. In addition, the project will also include murals on the walls to encompass the neighborhoods or downtown areas they are leading to. Finally, tree and brush removal at the underpasses' entrances will also occur.

This project will give much-needed vibrancy to the gateways of the city located at the southern edge of downtown.

Calhoun St

This underpass is currently under renovation as of December 2023. This underpass is between Murray Street & Baker Street.

Lighting Improvements: Doubling the amount of lighting for traffic safety as well as linear lights for pedestrian safety on the sidewalk.

Painting Information: Power Washing of the existing concrete will be done as well as removal of overgrown brush. A primer will be applied around the bridge on all concrete surfaces. The Railroad will not allow it on the steel. Then a coat of paint will be applied to give a clean organized look. Finally, an artist “mural” will be applied on both faces of Calhoun Street to represent the corridor for a friendly invite.

Gallery

Before Images & Artist renderings

Harrison St

Renovations are set to begin during the Summer of 2024. This underpass is between Grand Street & Baker Street.

Lighting Improvements: Doubling the amount of lighting for traffic safety as well as linear lights for pedestrian safety on the sidewalk. Color Changing lights possible to give movement of color on the walls

Painting Information: Power Washing of the existing concrete will be done as well as removal of overgrown brush. A primer will be applied around the bridge on all concrete surfaces. The Railroad will not allow it on the steel. Then a coat of paint will be applied to give a clean organized look. Finally, an artistic rendition of the Packard Area Alliance in paint as well as guidance of art/structure leading into downtown.

Gallery - Before Pictures

Fairfield Ave

Renovations are set to begin during the Summer of 2024. This underpass is between Bass Street & Hendricks Street.

Lighting Improvements: Doubling the amount of lighting for traffic safety as well as linear lights for pedestrian safety on the sidewalk. Color Changing or white light will be used for enhancing wall affects and friendliness.

Painting Improvements: Power Washing of the existing concrete will be done as well as removal of overgrown brush. A primer will be applied around the bridge on all concrete surfaces. The Railroad will not allow it on the steel. Then a coat of paint will be applied to give a clean organized look. Finally, an artistic homage to Irish Town on the south underpass with marks to West Central Neighborhood on the north underpass.

Gallery - Before Pictures


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    Be aware of all signage and reduced speeds. Avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating/drinking, and radio.

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    DO NOT MOVE BARRICADES!

    The contractor will move them once pavement passes testing and can withstand vehicle weights.

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    Slow down and give workers extra room. Drive cautiously through the jobsite especially If workers are on site