Oates has provided design services for parking lot and access reconstruction for over 30 years. We have been involved with parking lot improvements affecting over 10,000 spaces in over 80 locations. Oates has completed studies, expansions and new parking lot additions across both the Edwardsville and Alton campuses of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe).
Most recently, Oates was contracted by SIUe to inspect and document the existing pavement condition of 59 parking lots at the Edwardsville, Alton School of Dental Medicine, and the East St. Louis campuses. The scope of services included review and documentation of each parking lot including taking photos, pavement cores, measuring lot areas, notating pavement deficiencies, and estimating probable construction costs. Our focus was to identify repairs needed immediately to protect pavement substructure and to identify potential maintenance programs to protect the parking lots until extensive reconstruction work can be undertaken.
The study was approved by the University and we have subsequently prepared construction documents for the immediate repair of approximately 15 lots, major reconstruction on six lots, and applying emulsified asphalt sealer to all lots that aren’t scheduled for immediate reconstruction. Repair work generally consisted of pavement patching, subgrade stabilization, subdrainage work, and sidewalk ramp repairs. Reconstruction work generally consists of the removal and replacement of the entire pavement structure, access control modifications, and revisions to pavement striping.