Jones Edmunds worked with the City of Gainesville to improve the movement and safety of traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists in a neighborhood in Northeast Gainesville. We coordinated with City staff to conduct two public meetings to solicit comments and suggestions for improvements to five project corridors.
We coordinated the meeting times and places and prepared materials for the meetings. These included mailers for the City to send out, presentation graphics, handouts, and comment cards. After the meetings, we reviewed and reported on the written and oral comments received to help the City limit the scope of projects. The projects required experience with local roadway design projects and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) procedural requirements, since state and federal highway funds provided substantial financing for this project. The work consisted of assessing project feasibility, analyzing alternatives, and conducting public and neighborhood meetings to determine resident sentiments. Finally, we helped with defining and scoping the projects, surveying, determining land rights and land rights needs, preparing preliminary and final engineering design, developing construction documents, and providing federal and state reporting and construction bid assistance.