Transportation / Roads and Streets

Roads and Streets

Ash Street Improvements / Canton, ILLINOIS

This project was built in 5 phases with the first 3 phases being completed to date.  This roadway is major thoroughfare which serves residences, businesses, two schools and an elderly and children care facility.  

Phase III construction engineering was provided for these federally funded contracts that required full IDOT documentation with ICORS and materials certifications.  Roadway improvements consisted of HMA milling, overlays on the west end, full pavement removal, and reconstruction on the east end. Also included was curb and gutter replacement, new sidewalk in some areas along with sidewalk upgrades to current ADA/PROWAG standards, storm sewer upgrades, and geometric improvements at intersections.

3rd Avenue and Maple Street Improvements / Canton, illinois

We worked with the City of Canton to undertake Survey, Design and Construction Phase Services for the extension of 3rd Avenue and Maple Streets in Canton, Illinois.  The roadways were constructed on a former Brownfield site to provide an engineered barrier and access to future developments.

Both roadways were built on an abandoned heavy industrial site in conjunction with new industrial development.  The project consisted of 2,000 lineal feet of new concrete roadway including curb and gutter, entrances and sidewalk.   New utilities included storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main and street lighting.  Additionally, the project incorporated 400’ of reconstruction of existing roadway, and the installation of a centrally located underground stormwater detention system.

Construction engineering included NPDES permit coordination and storm event inspections, shop drawing reviews, construction layout, observation of all construction, field testing of materials, documentation of all quantities and coordination of all material certifications.  Tasks also included coordination and tracking of all submittals and reports required on these types of projects with the various and diverse types of funding and their associated requirements. 

Centennial Drive Reconstruction / East Peoria, ILLINOIS

The City of East Peoria and Washington Township teamed with us  to undertake Phase I Study, Phase II Design, and Phase III Construction Engineering services for the federally (STU) and local funded reconstruction of Centennial Drive from Highview Road to Spring Creek Road in northern Tazewell County.

This project consisted of 3.5 miles of reconstruction of a former two-lane rural township road.  The narrow (18’ wide) outdated road was replaced with a modern, two-lane urban section with curb and gutter and storm sewer, several major culvert crossings were rehabilitated and extended to accommodate the wider roadway.  

We also provided all Phase III Resident Engineering services including full IDOT documentation with ICORS and material certifications.  Construction observation included a public informational meeting to introduce key staffers, NPDES permit coordination, storm sewers, box culverts, soldier pile retaining walls, utility relocation coordination, unsuitable material removal and replacement, aggregate base course, full depth HMA pavement and combination concrete curb and gutter.

Columbia Terrace Modernization / Peoria, Illinois

We partnered with the City of Peoria, as part of their ongoing Renaissance Park redevelopment initiative, to undertake Phase I Study, and Phase II Design of the Urban Streetscape through the Columbia Terrace North neighborhood in Peoria, IL.

We provided topographic surveys, conceptual planning, engineering design, and bidding phase assistance.  Our staff worked closely with the City of Peoria officials, area residents, business owners, and neighborhood associations to develop a streetscape design that included ornamental lighting, wider walkways, curb bulbs, and textured crosswalks.  Close coordination with public utilities produced an efficient street design that resulted in reduced overhead utility lines and also minimized utility relocations.

The effort included two public meetings staffed by City of Peoria and our own personnel to obtain input, feedback and buy-in from all of the affected stakeholders in the area.

Allen Road Reconstruction / Peoria, Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation worked with us to undertake Phase I Study and Phase II Design of the reconstruction of the section of Allen Road from Townline Road to Alta Road in Peoria, Illinois.

The project consisted of 1.1 miles of pavement widening, realignment and reconstruction, five intersection reconstructions, a freeway interchange terminal, reconstruction and widening of a 5-lane plus a path freeway overpass, construction of a multi-use trail tunnel under the roadway, and realignment of a y-intersection to a t-intersection. A total of 4 Intersection Design Studies (IDS’s) were prepared and coordinated with IDOT as part of the Phase I Study that included preliminary design of 2 roundabouts.  Study also required Section 4(f) public land coordination due to the adjacent Rock Island Trail.  Also prepared was the Bridge Condition Report, the TS&L and the complete structure plans for the widening to 5-lanes with a bike path of the structure carrying Allen Road over the IL Rte 6 Expressway.  The structural work also included the coordination and design of a box culvert tunnel beneath Allen Road for the Rock Island Trail State Park Crossing.  

New signals were designed at all of the intersections, along with a storm sewer system with detention whose needs were identified during the location drainage study for the project.

Carroll Street Reconstruction / Macomb, Illinois

The City of Macomb hired us to undertake the planning, design and construction engineering for the reconstruction of an 8 block urban section of Carroll Street utilizing local funding.

We also provided all Phase III Resident Engineering services.  Construction phase services also included an informational meeting and then follow-up with close coordination with all affected residents as the project progressed. 

Phase III work observed and coordinated included sanitary and storm sewer videotaping, storm sewer construction, patching, cold milling, concrete paving, contraction joint layout, striping and ADA/PROWAG sidewalk ramp construction.

Summit Drive Extension / East Peoria, Illinois

We teamed with the City of East Peoria to undertake Phase I Study, Phase II Design, and Phase III Construction Engineering services for the federally (STU) and local funded extension of Summit Drive to Centennial Drive, and the reconstruction of the intersection of Summit Drive and Illinois Route 8 in East Peoria.  This project consisted of 0.6 miles of new roadway and reconstruction of 2,000 feet of a five lane section of Illinois Route 8.  Three major ravines were crossed with large culvert designs and 25’ tall embankments.

New signals were designed and constructed at the Illinois Route 8 intersection, along with retaining walls and a 17’ deep, 72” diameter storm sewer trunk line.  Project also included extensive coordination with utilities, Tazewell County, City of Washington and IDOT. 

Our team provided all Phase III Resident Engineering services, and due to the federal funding, construction engineering included full IDOT contract and quantity documentation utilizing ICORS and all of the associated material field testing and material certifications.

Macomb Street Reconstructions / Macomb, Illinois

The City of Macomb consulted with us to undertake the planning, design and construction engineering for the reconstruction or rehabilitation of 11 City streets utilizing local funding.

This project consisted of pavement condition assessments that included pavement coring of a wide array of 2-lane city streets.  We provided coring and planning services including the development of treatment options along with preliminary cost estimates of each option.  On 6 of the streets, the recommended treatment was full-depth recycling with cement stabilization and a 2” HMA overlay.  One of the streets with a more stable base was treated with a simple 1.5” mill and fill overlay.  Due to severe rutting in the lower lifts of HMA pavement, Candy Street was treated with a 5” mill and followed up with a 5” structural overlay.  One of the lower ADT streets was recycled with cement stabilization and then topped with an A-2 surface treatment.

The knowledge, skills and ability of our experienced staff allowed the City to rehabilitate the maximum number of streets by working out the most cost effective treatments possible.   Our team also provided all Phase III Resident Engineering services.