Events & Meetings

February Meeting

February 13, 2019

San Martin Drive Pedestrian Improvements: Project Overview & Lessons Learned

Recently, Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus) spent $15M to make improvements along San Martin Drive which Improve pedestrian safety and connectivity; Address drainage issues and provide much needed stormwater management treatment in the Stony Run Watershed; and provide aesthetic improvements to the corridor. San Martin Drive is the primary road which runs approximately 1 mile North-South through the Homewood Campus in downtown Baltimore.

This multi-disciplinary project involved a pedestrian bridge built on micro-piles within a forest conservation easement, several stormwater management facilities, roadway improvements, a retaining wall, lighting and signage improvements as well as work within the right of way involving coordination with Baltimore City DOT.

Project challenges included meeting environmental & sustainability requirements to construct a bridge within a forest conservation area while preserving a mature tree canopy; limited right of way space and existing utility conflicts; unfavorable topography; work within a densely populated active college campus.

The presentation will include an overview of the structural, geotechnical, stormwater, maintenance of traffic, general civil, and construction methods used to accomplish this project. The design team included RK&K and Ayers Saint Gross. The General Contractor was Whiting Turner.

This project won the Maryland ACEC award in 2018.


Matt Thomasson, Manager, RK&K

Charlie Mitchell, Senior Project Engineer, RK&K

Jeff Downs, Project Manager, Whiting Turner

Meeting Location & Details

(Unless Otherwise Noted)

Meeting Schedule

Social Hour: 6:00p

Dinner in the ballroom: 7:00p

Program: 7:45p

Dress Code

Jacket Required, Tie Optional


Members: $45

Non Dues Paying Members: $60

Non-Members/Guests: $60

Students & Government Employees: $30

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Engineer's Club of Baltimore

11 West Mount Vernon Place

Baltimore, MD 21201

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  • Metered Parking: N. Calvert Street
  • Central Parking: 520 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Baltimore Sun Garage: 601 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202
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