To enhance student safety and reduce congestion on public roads near the school, EEA successfully designed and obtained zoning approvals for a parent and bus drop-off/pick up ring road and emergency vehicle access. Concurrently EEA improved ADA accessibility at the front of the school by reducing the steep slope of the old drop off area.
The priority of the local community was to ensure the addition of the emergency access would not generate additional traffic on residential streets. A dedicated emergency access road was designed without impacting wetlands and existing trees using permeable pavers and an automated gate to allow only life safety vehicles to directly enter the school site.
The project scope also including improving athletic fields and spaces. The existing soccer fields were crowned and regraded and an underground stormwater detention system was placed beneath the fields to prevent flooding. EEA designed paving of a large play area and new basketball courts.
EEA completed work at Edgewood Middle School in the summer of 2017.
Additional North Shore School District 112 Projects:
EEA consultants have also worked on projects at the following North Shore School District 112 Schools:
• Oak Terrace Elementary School
• Braeside Elementary School
• Edgewood Middle School
• Indian Trails Elementary School
• Wayne Thomas Middle School
• Northwood Junior High School
• Sherwood Elementary School
• Red Oak Elementary (Preliminary Design)