The Grass Valley Elementary School Site Improvements project consisted of 60,000 ft2 of parking lot rehabilitation and the addition of a bus turnout lane and sidewalk along the south boundary of the school property. Manhard staff worked with the Humboldt County School District in preparing construction plans to address the infrastructure improvement needs of the school.

The scope of work for the parking lot rehabilitation involved the reconstruction of existing paved parking areas and drive isles, paving of existing dirt driveways, construction of a new asphalt parking lot, and the installation of curb and gutter in the parking areas. Manhard completed the site layout and grading design for these improvements. During the design phase of the project, it was important for the Manhard team to modify the existing site grading in order to improve the stormwater drainage and prevent potential problems in the future.

In addition to the parking lot rehabilitation, Manhard worked with the School District to design a bus turnout lane along the south boundary of the school property. Manhard prepared a design that included approximately 530 LF of sidewalk, curb and gutter, and roadway improvements for the bus turnout lane. The bus turnout portion of the project was federally funded through the Safe Routes to School program. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) was in charge of administering the program funds, so Manhard was required to prepare construction contract and specification documents in accordance with NDOT regulations.