raSmith provided engineering consulting services to the City of Appleton and Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the design of Oneida Street. The concrete pavement on Oneida Street was deteriorating quickly and beyond routine maintenance repairs. Its pedestrian facilities were below current standards, and there were no bicycle accommodations. This 1.1-mile section of Oneida Street begins just south of Hoover Avenue and continues to the Skyline Bridge. Oneida Street is currently a four-lane urban roadway that connects WIS 441 to downtown Appleton.
This project replaced the road’s deteriorated concrete pavement, replaced storm sewer, improved current pedestrian accommodations, provided bicycle accommodations, and improved the overall operations and safety of the roadway. Additionally, five signalized intersections were upgraded with new traffic signals.
raSmith and the City were careful to preserve the “Marigold Mile” portion of the project as part of the design. The terrace area consisting of thousands of marigold flowers is a hallmark feature of the project corridor. Not only does this provide an aesthetically pleasing element to the project but also provides the surrounding property owners with bonding and volunteer opportunities while planting these flowers.
Construction was completed in 2018.