- Goodwin College chose to revamp about 7,500 feet of existing natural trails located along the Connecticut River.
- The intent was to make them more accessible to the public and to make the Riverside Campus even more appealing and connected to the natural environment.
- Environmental requirements dictated that the trail design avoid federally defined wetlands, environmentally sensitive locations as identified by the Botanist, and any archaeologically sensitive locations.
- Our 7,320 foot trail design consisted of a combination of 8 and 12 foot wide natural and 10 foot wide paved trail in three municipalities, as well as a twin culvert pedestrian bridge for safe passage across a large swale/intermittent watercourse in Glastonbury.
- The design included trail heads, benches, and informational/directional signs.
- Tasks included permitting through three Towns, the CT DEEP, and the Army Corps of Engineers due to work within the FEMA Floodplain and Federal Wetlands.
- Zuvic Carr also prepared bid documents and construction documents, including final plans and project specifications and is providing construction oversight.
- Special considerations were made for the trail layout due to endangered plant species and the culvert crossing, both located within State/Federal Wetlands and the Flood Plain.
- The project required coordination with multiple parties such as; the botanist, Wetland Scientist, Goodwin College and the CT DOT, along with coordination for Archeological Survey.
- DEEP award