Lewis County is upgrading a corridor that has long been considered dangerous for students. Borst Avenue connects Centralia High School and Centralia Middle School and has no sidewalks between the two.
SCJ is providing civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the project and is conducting public outreach to keep the community informed and involved in decision making.
The multidisciplinary team presented ideas for both one- and two-way streets and included options for parking, a shared path for pedestrians and bicycles, and a green strip to separate the pathway from the road.
In the end, a two-way street with a 10-foot shared pathway was chosen.
“Civil engineers and landscape architects look at projects very differently. Having us all at the same firm saves time and money. We work together from the outset, discovering innovative, workable ideas that we wouldn’t have come to separately.”
Brandon Johnson, PE
Centralia Office Principal