The SMART2 Network involves right sizing the City of Youngstown transportation network to meet the needs of modern-day Youngstown’s population size, traffic requirements, and economic development opportunities.
Youngstown SMART2 Network
The Youngstown SMART2 Network will integrate technology into a modern, efficient multi-modal transportation system that will provide for autonomous and connected vehicles through the installation of a dedicated shuttle lane, fiber optic conduit, and ancillary traffic control and data gathering devices. SMART2 will capitalize on Ohio’s position as a leader in autonomous vehicle testing and deployment.
Our team was commissioned to provide full-service LPA Construction Administration and Inspection for the $33 million improvement. The project will be constructed in three phases under several different delivery methods – conventional, design-bid-build, and design-build. The total project duration is expected to last 38 months. The project includes upgrade and reconstruction of eight main transportation corridors in the downtown core. Improvements to the transportation infrastructure include new pavement buildup, new drainage infrastructure, city-wide traffic signal improvements and upgrades, transit bus station installations with updated technology, new sidewalks and amenities for pedestrians and cyclists. Aesthetic improvements include landscaping features at intersections, boulevard medians, and in the center of the newly constructed roundabout.