“Nautical Mile” Road Raising and Promenade
DescriptionBowne conducted an overall drainage and tidal flooding study of Woodcleft Avenue and the surrounding 80 acre peninsula in Freeport. Bowne then prepared a report recommending raising the roadway and making modifications to the 15 existing drainage systems within the area, in order to reduce the severity of tidal-related flooding. The recommended raising of Woodcleft Avenue was based upon statistical data collected at the nearby Town of Hempstead tidal gauge.
Bowne completed a topographic survey along the entire 4700' length of the roadway including an additional 2000' of adjacent intersecting side streets. A right-of-way survey was also prepared for the full length of Woodcleft Avenue in order to identify any possible private property encroachments within the public right-of-way.
The new roadway that was designed by Bowne minimized the impact of the road raising above that of the adjacent private properties. New drainage systems were designed to accommodate the higher roadway profile, while minimizing impacts upstream and preventing tidal waters from entering the systems. Rubber tide valves were included for installation near the downstream ends of five independent drainage systems along Woodcleft Avenue.
An 11'-wide pedestrian promenade was designed which included the selection and layout of antique streetlights, benches, planters, trash receptacles and brick pavers. Bowne also prepared the construction plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates for both the road raising and the pedestrian promenade.