Since 2016, Shrewsberry has provided the City of Lawrence with design and construction services for paving projects funded by Federal Community Crossings Grants. The most recent project, in 2019, involved work on Sunnyside Road, East 75th Street, Oaklandon Road, and Lee Road.
With the roads in various stages of deterioration, a substantial amount of construction engineering was required. Field personal evaluated the condition of each road and required depths to identify where partial-depth patches were needed. Other roads such as Oaklandon Road with more advanced asphalt failure required a more substantial structural overlay.
A late design change prior to construction added full-depth reclamation to be performed on Sunnyside Road. This change proved to be extremely challenging in terms of maintenance of traffic (MOT) and providing employee and patron access to Meyer Plastics and Incrediplex facilities. Shrewsberry worked with the Mayor, Street Superintendent, and business owners to come up with a MOT plan under an accelerated schedule to open the road as soon as specifications permitted.
Shrewsberry inspectors used data from field investigation to determine repair methods that maximized the work that could be done with a set amount of funding.
Additional work included replacement of curb ramps which were not compliant with ADA regulations.