KWAME provided project management and construction management services for the $3.1 million, 0.53-mile segment of the St. Vincent Greenway that connects Trojan Park to Robert L. Powell Place. KWAME’s role included schedule management and construction oversight to minimize project risks and maximize success as well as preconstruction services including constructability reviews of architectural drawings, cost estimating and subcontractor bid coordination.
Work included demolishing existing sidewalks along the route and replacing them with a 10-foot-wide, multi-use paved path. A small pocket park, including a raised platform that overlooks native plantings along the banks of Engelholm Creek, was constructed to replace a vacant lot. A MetroBus stop with improved seating was also added near the MetroLink tracks.
KWAME oversaw a particularly challenging portion of the project, which involved constructing four custom-fabricated concrete pieces and placing them in Engelholm Creek to form a box culvert and create a tunnel that allows the stream to pass under the road. With the creek flowing under the street at an angle, each piece of concrete was skewed to accommodate the course of the water. Weighing thousands of pounds each, the complexity of accurately placing the heavy concrete structures required a crane operator and crew. The greenway runs on top of the culvert via Engelholm Creek Bridge, which was widened as part of the project.