Projects


Heritage Trail Extension

Goshen & Middletown, NY



HVEA is the prime design consultant for this three PIN, 10 mile shared-use path extension project to provide a link from the Village of Goshen to the City of Middletown. This project features unique alignment and coordination challenges as large sections of the abandoned railroad alignment have since been developed on. Special attention was focused on the routing concerns through the City of Middletown and the Village of Goshen, specifically creating links to destinations such as the Transportation Center and Thrall Library and maximizing trail user exposure to the business district.

The design for this challenging shared-use path project incorporates a balance of safety, functionality and aesthetics. HVEA is responsible for designing a 10′ wide continuous shared use path, 12 at-grade crossings, extensive routing assessments, emergency access, rehabilitation of 4 bridges, design of 2 new pedestrian bridges and a new concrete box culvert, a marked ADA compliant sidewalk link in the Village of Goshen, information kiosks, environmental permitting, NYSDOT Highway Work and Use & Occupancy Permits, and obtaining NEP and FHWA concurrence through the NYSDOT Local Projects Units.Local Projects Unit.

Each of the following seven bridges on the trailway include the following tasks:

Heritage Trail/Sprague Avenue – new pedestrian bridge safety railing and reuse of the “old” Tappan Zee deck panels on existing stone abutments

Heritage Trail/Genung Avenue – new pedestrian bridge safety railing and reuse of the “old” Tappan Zee deck panels on existing stone abutments

Heritage Trail/Dolsontown Road – new highway railing and a new concrete box culvert. The new culvert will carry the trail under the existing roadway like a small tunnel.

Heritage Trail/Monhagen Brook – remove existing railroad ties and place new concrete bridge deck on existing steel girders, new pedestrian safety railing, concrete repairs, and new bearings

Heritage Trail/Old Wallkill River – remove existing railroad ties and place new concrete bridge deck on existing steel girders, new pedestrian safety railing and concrete repairs.

Heritage Trail/Wallkill River – remove existing railroad ties and place new concrete bridge deck on existing steel girders, new pedestrian safety railing and concrete repairs.

Heritage Trail/Cheechunk Creek – remove existing railroad ties and place new concrete bridge deck on existing steel girders, new pedestrian safety railing and concrete repairs.

This project includes:

  • 10 miles of paved shared use trail
  • At-grade crossings
  • Steel bridge rehabilitation
  • Prefabricated superstructure design
  • Parking lot and access path design
  • Environmental considerations including an application for an Army Corps/DEC joint permit
  • Field inspection for determination of section loss to be used for the structural analysis