LKB was retained by NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (NYSOPR&HP) under a Term Agreement, to provide design services for Phase I and Phase II of the main entrance road and parking lot improvements at historic Caumsett State Park. As part of this work, LKB designed a new main entrance road alignment, profile and section and newly expanded parking lot from approximately 150 cars to 250 cars.
Primary goals consisted of maintaining the historic character of the site by using like materials, roadway widening and limiting grades, improving lines of site, minimizing clearing of existing trees, and balancing cut and fills. In addition, “green” infrastructure in the form of bio swales with native plantings, permeable pavements and cobble lined drainage swales were incorporated into the project design to slow down storm water runoff, help prevent flooding, allow for immediate on-site infiltration of runoff and reduce heat island effect. Other site amenities included the reconstruction of a historic stone clad box culvert bridge, pedestrian walkway/bicycle trail, bicycle racks, benches, parking lot payment stations, an information booth, and parking gates. Alternate parking lots and resurfacing of secondary access roadways were included in the project as well.
LKB provided services during the bidding phase, which included responding to inquiries from prospective bidders; review of contractors’ qualifications and references; preparation of a bid summary; and recommendation of the award to the lowest responsible and qualified bidder.
LKB’s construction support services during the construction phase included review and approval of detailed shop drawings, catalog cuts, and miscellaneous submittals for compliance with contract documents; review and responses to RFI’s (Request for Information) and Change Order Requests; and attendance of progress and project meetings, as necessary.
Lloyd Harbor, NY
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation