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College of Engineering Unit: 
Civil and Construction Engineering
Project Team Member(s): 
Michael Ferns, Madilyn Lowry, Max Muhr, Khaled Alfuraih and Jahiro Arellano
Physical Location at Expo: 
Campus Way
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Project Description: 

Located in Silverton, OR, McClaine Street between Main Street and C Street has exceeded its useful service life and requires reconstruction. The main objective of this team project was to redesign McClaine Street between Main Street and C Street. Alteration of the right-of-way included a new roadway surface, a sufficient stormwater drainage system, new sidewalks, and the addition of bike lanes. Team objectives included redesigning the intersection at McClaine Street and Main Street to increase overall functionality and improve user safety. To achieve this goal, all engineering sub-disciplines took on different aspects of the overall design. The geomatics engineer (Michael Ferns) worked with LiDAR data to determine the roadway geometries; the transportation engineers (Max Muhr, Jahiro Perez, and Khaled Alfuraih) focused on roadway improvement within the right-of-way, which included reducing driver speed; and the water resources engineer (Madilyn Lowry) gathered site data to design a functional stormwater drainage system that followed City standards and codes. Individual contributions resulted in a successful redesign of the intersection at McClaine Street and Main Street. The final design includes a fully traversable mini-roundabout, an earthwork management plan, various speed mitigation techniques, and a fully altered right-of-way that is now pedestrian and biker friendly. Additionally, the water resources engineer designed an eco-friendly, cost-effective stormwater drainage system to manage runoff at the intersection and to prevent roadway flooding from occurring. The system consists of two filtration planter boxes, which will be placed on opposite sides of McClaine Street near the Trix Street intersection. Once constructed, the full roadway redesign will offer a variety of benefits, including increased functionality and user safety by reducing right-angle crashes within the intersection, improved level of service, bicyclists and pedestrian satisfaction promoting urban mobility and increased visual appeal, the collection and treatment of the stormwater runoff, and the reduction of long-term costs. 

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