Client Performa, Inc.
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Scope 20-acre industrial trucking facility

Schneider Trucking Facility

Project Details

Westwood’s Role

  • Surveying
  • Site Plan Design
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Resources
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Staking and Administration
  • Local Liaison for Out-of-State Owner and Architect

Overview

The Schneider Trucking Facility provides a hub for drivers operating out of the Phoenix area. It offers parking for semi-tractors, parking for semi-trailers waiting to be transferred to a different driver, and transient parking for tractor-trailer rigs en-route to a destination. The facility was built to accommodate office staff, dispatchers, truck maintenance staff, and drivers arriving and departing around the clock.

Since both the client and the project architect were located out of state, our team performed all site planning services for the project, including preparation and submittal of the site plan to the City as well as processing the site plan through the City for approval.

Alternative Pavement Design

Construction of a 20-acre parking lot meant for heavy-duty truck traffic required careful planning to reduce paving costs while still meeting the necessary quality and strength. By working with the project owner, architect, and geotechnical engineer, cost-saving designs were identified and implemented, such as recycled asphalt pavement millings and reinforcement geo-grid material. This alternative pavement design resulted in over $1 million in cost-savings.

Access Constraint Solved

The project also required a 75-foot wide driveway entrance to facilitate truck turning moments into and out of the site. The City had a maximum allowable driveway width of 50 feet. Our team filed and processed for approval a technical appeal on behalf of the client to get the 75-foot wide driveway entrance approved.

Handling Unmapped Utilities

Approximately 1000 feet of sewer and water main line extension had to be constructed to service the site. During construction, the team encountered three unmapped fiber optic lines but were able to resolve the issues without relocating the fiber optic lines.