Location of Project: Indianapolis, IN
Services Provided: Design, Survey
Description of Project: PCS Engineers was responsible for the maintenance of traffic and traffic signal design on the BRT Redline project. Design elements included MOT schematics and full development of plans for vehicular traffic maintenance as well as pedestrians and cyclists for the Cultural Trail. Several meetings with Indianapolis DPW were held to ensure that the MOT concurred with their expectations.
PCS Engineers was also responsible for the traffic signal design at 30 intersections. These signals included both new traffic signals as well as upgrading existing traffic signals in order to accommodate added exclusive bus lanes. These signals included special bus lane signal heads and signs, as well as coordination with the utility relocation team and Indianapolis DPW.
PCS was also responsible for the surveying / data-collection of multiple signalized intersections, ADA compliance areas, gutter line profiles, including pedestrian, and proposed cyclist paths. In addition, PCS Engineers was responsible for the coordination of all utility locations along the assigned routes. The areas of interest encompassed the following streets (starting from south to north): Shelby street (from Campus Street to Morris Street), Virginia Street (from Prospect to South Street), Illinois Street (from Washington Street to 18th Street), 30th Street (from Meridian Street to Illinois Street). Totaling 8.1 miles in length.
The Red Line is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project that will offer fast and frequent transportation when complete. The project has been split into 3 phases, and will be readily available to over 100,000 people who will be walking distance of the Red Line once all 3 phases are complete. Phase 1 will run from Broad Ripple south to the University of Indianapolis, consisting of 13.5 miles in length, with 28 stations. The Red Line will be the nation’s first battery-electric Rapid Transit Line with quiet buses with zero emissions. The project has an estimated 96.3 million dollar construction cost, and is anticipated to be complete and open to the public in 2018.
PCS Engineers Involvement: 2016 - Current