North 31st Street and IH-35 Connection Project | City of Temple
Description: When designing the North 31 street improvements and the IH-35 connection, KPA wanted to ensure that the project would increase traffic flow and provide a pleasing and attractive appearance.
The project improved North 31st Street and added a roundabout to connect to IH-35, Bray Street, and Calhoun Road. The roundabout also allows access to Temple High School and features a large statue of Temple High School’s “Wildcat” mascot at the center. The roundabout was designed based on the Federal Highway Administration’s Technical Guidelines (NCHPRP 672) and the Texas Department of Transportation Development of Guidelines for Implementation of Roundabouts in Texas.
Through this project, we collaborated with Covey Planning + Landscape Architecture, emphasizing aesthetics and, more importantly, allowing the City of Temple to improve roadway safety on IH-35 frontage road, Temple High School, and Calhoun Road. This roadway project complements the area’s aesthetic appeal and contributes significantly to Temple High School’s safety enhancements.
This multi-million-dollar development spans an area of approximately 16.5 acres. As a result of these improvements, there will be better traffic flow, safer pedestrian movement, and a more aesthetically pleasing look from IH-35.
Scope of Services: Design, Bidding, Construction Phase Services, Construction Administration, and On-Site Representative
Construction Cost: $5,621,822