Pulaski Tunnel Trail was a design-build project for the Idaho Panhandle National Forest for the construction of two miles of trail, a trailhead parking area and several pedestrian bridges. The design phase began in the spring of 2006 with construction in the summer of 2006.
Tasks performed by DJ&A, P.C. included route location and surveying, preparing the right-of-way plat for the two miles of trail and parking area, locating and designing 5 pedestrian bridges varying in length from 12 feet to 70 feet. Layout and design of a trailhead parking area including: concrete retaining wall design, pavement design, incorporating a toilet facility, and signing for pedestrian safety. In addition, the initial 1000 feet of trail was designed to meet ADA accessibility requirements and included designing a paved trail section, and a landscape block retaining wall (11' max. height). During the design phase, DJ&A, P.C. met with representatives from the Forest Service and a local group from the Silver Valley to determine design objectives, and salient features to be incorporated into the trail design, and as the design progressed, to review the plans and incorporate suggested modifications into the project. In conjunction with the design phase of the project, DJ&A, P.C. also prepared Supplemental Project Specifications, Project Contract Documents and an Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost.
DJ&A was the General Contractor for the project responsible for all phases of construction. DJ&A personnel secured competitive bids from subcontractors, selected subcontractors, was responsible for Quality Control and Construction Observation during the project, as well as project administration. In addition, DJ&A prepared a monthly status report documenting construction progress to enable the stake holders to monitor the project.