BELLE FOURCHE, SOUTH DAKOTA
Lawrence Street was originally constructed in the 1930’s. The original design consisted of an 8” reinforced concrete pavement (wire mesh reinforcement) with monolithic low back profile curb and gutter. The road received an approximate 2” asphalt overlay at one time. Overall, the surface condition of the asphalt, concrete below the asphalt and the curb was in poor condition, making a total reconstruction necessary. Since the street, from 8th to 12th was being reconstructed, it was also important to upgrade all pedestrian crossings to meet the 1990 American with Disabilities Act standards. In addition, all sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water mains were going to be impacted during construction and were also slated for replacement.
Designed by the Brosz municipal engineering team, the work features four blocks of street reconstruction, water and wastewater replacement, sidewalk replacement, and new curb and gutter. The project also included erosion control, traffic control, seeding, and new light pole installation.
Brosz also performed construction administration duties, on-site observation, and material testing. Construction began in June 2021 and was completed in September 2022 after Phase II.