Farmington, Connecticut

UCONN Health: Multi-Modal Transportation Improvements

Client: University of Connecticut
Provided Services:
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Developing context-sensitive solutions to mitigate increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic resulting from the expanded health center campus

Setting the stage

As part of the Bioscience Connecticut initiative aimed at generating long-term, sustainable economic growth, a number of high-profile building projects were initiated at the UCHC, including the construction of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, a new outpatient pavilion, and expansion of the John Dempsey Hospital. Among the project challenges were:

Developing a set of on- and off-campus context-sensitive transportation strategies that balanced long term roadway capacity improvements with creating a vibrant pedestrian and bicycle-friendly campus
Meeting a very ambitious design and construction schedule for the transportation improvements

The result

Assessment of existing traffic operations & safety conditions
New traffic signals & signal upgrades at multiple intersections
Traffic calming measures on the campus
Roadway reconstruction at 11 intersections
A new campus gateway roundabout
Wayfinding signage
OSTA & CTDEEP permitting
Construction administration
I am happy to report that when I left UConn Health Campus last night during rush hour, traffic flowed through the intersection very well and much improved. The roundabout is getting good results from a functional perspective and praise from an aesthetic perspective. Thank you for the work on these improvements, they are making a difference!
Thomas P. Trutter, Assoc. VP, Campus Planning, Design & Construction, UCONN Health