Copelands Strip Center Site and Drainage Improvements

Project Description
Project Location

Slidell, Louisiana

Project Type

Civil Engineering

Project Description

Fairway Consulting + Engineering, LLC (Fairway) was the lead Civil Engineer for planned improvements at the Copeland’s Strip Center located on Gause Boulevard in Slidell, Louisiana. The improvements consisted of improvements to the drainage system, paving, parking/traffic circulation, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Fairway designed drainage improvements by performing a hydrologic analysis for an area within the site that frequently had ponding water. The area analyzed was constrained by existing surface features and Fairway had to provide a creative solution to resolve the ponding issue while minimizing disturbance to the existing site features and tenants of the center. The improvements planned included the installation of a trench drain with a subsurface drainage pipe and sloped paving to channel the stormwater to the subsurface piping. Parking/traffic circulation improvements consisted of reconfiguring a portion of the site from two-way traffic/parking to one-way traffic with angled parking. All paving and parking improvements were designed to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).