Roadway Improvements at Mount Anthony Union Middle School
Mount Anthony Union Middle School serves almost 600 students from 5 communities. The school relocated to a newly constructed building in 2006. A decade later, the entry turn lane, access drive, and parking lot showed signs of premature wear.
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union needed to ensure that the road and parking lot continued to perform without jeopardizing safety standards, disrupting educational activities, or compromising the site’s ability to service a high volume of year-round traffic. Poor roadway drainage also required resolution. To be viable, solutions needed to be sensitive to the school district budget.
MSK designed and oversaw the construction of roadway improvements for 3 parking lot zones, a front circulation loop, and a turn lane off the adjacent road. MSK’s phased plan reduced annual education budget outlays and limited construction to the summer months. We minimized disruption to camps and summer school through traffic flow management and site security protocols.
To recover and reuse on-site materials, we reclaimed existing asphalt and base course layers and stockpiled them for use as a sub-base material. We excavated poorly performing subgrade fill and installed underdrain infrastructure that integrates with the existing stormwater system. Through the addition of subsurface drainage and improved base materials, we improved site drainage and helped protect the school’s roadway and parking lot surfaces. During this process, we inspected the existing stormwater system and completed compliance documentation for the renewal of the middle school’s Vermont stormwater operational permit.