Shedd Road is a minor local road off Treble Cove Road near Route 3, Exit 28; this side road had multiple problems, especially during wintertime because the grade of the road made it almost impossible for traffic to get in and out during “icy” days. The narrow roadway was in poor condition with erosion problems and puddling.
We regraded the road and also widened it to allow for two-way traffic, and improved sight distance. Extensive excavation and tree cutting were necessary to achieve this goal. A new infiltration swale was constructed at the end of the roadway to capture and control sediment entering the wetland and the brook that runs towards the River Pines Area.
Shedd Road before (May 2012)
Shedd Road realigning the road
Shedd Road, rock excavation and infiltration swale construction
After reclamation and regrading, the new profile of the road reduced the over-10% slope of the road to close to 6%, while improving sight distance. The puddling problem at the entrance was resolved with the new profile of the road, without requiring a new drainage system