“North Avenue Rising” Corridor Improvements
EBA provided construction management and inspection services for this revitalization of a 5.5-mile stretch of North Avenue, a key Baltimore transit corridor that supports the second busiest MTA bus line and carries nearly 4 million passengers annually. Project goals encompassed supporting economic development, increasing safety, and enhancing quality of life for local communities.
Part of the BaltimoreLink Transit Improvement Plan, the project included the first application of “red asphalt” in the state to create dedicated, shared-use bike and bus lanes. Incorporation of transit signal priority equipment for these lanes helps to minimize bus schedule delays. The project also included upgrades to deteriorating roadway surfaces, along with improvements to sidewalks, landscaping, and vegetation. Additional work involved the installation of shelters at key bus stops, as well as parking areas for scooters and dockless bikeshare vehicles.
To minimize impacts to roadway users, construction occurred over a 6-month period for this project, which was financed through a combination of federal, state, and local funding.