Midwest Engineering Associates, Inc. assisted in the Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Engineering Services for the design and construction of new public infrastructure through an 85-acre brownfield site, which has generated almost $200 in private investment within the first 12 months.
The Phase I study included an ECAD and Project Development Report (PDR) based on a Group II Categorical Exclusion. It also included six intersection design studies (including 1 stop, 4 signals, and 1 roundabout). Phase II design required fast track amendments to PDR. The project separated into multiple construction projects, spanning 8 years, which required detailed coordination. The Construction Inspection and Administration was in accordance with the Illinois Department of Transportation's current Phase III Construction Engineering policies and procedures. The project consisted of the realignment, reconstruction, and widening of 0.7 miles of existing roadway and construction of 1.0 miles of new roadway. The infrastructure improvements included four lane pavement sections, 2 lane new urbanism features, three major loop detected signalized intersections, a multi-lane roundabout, a new three-span bridge over Farm Creek, diagonal street parking, roadway lighting (standard and architectural), water main, sanitary sewer, hydraulic analysis, new storm water pump stations, colored concrete pavement, and landscaping.