Safety and the desire to provide a long-term improvement were key concerns for this $22 million urban roadway reconstruction. Our highway engineers designed intersections and crosswalks that improve access to local schools and safely accommodates bicycles and pedestrians. Through our work with the Department of Transportation, the new bridge has sidewalks, overlooks and bike lanes as well. We also designed roundabouts that will accommodate increasing traffic volumes and provide safer bicycle and pedestrian crossings.
The railroad crossing was also a critical improvement. We coordinated with environmental agencies, the village, the DOT, the railroad and adjacent businesses. As a result of our design, semis no longer bottom out when crossing the tracks. By using Context Sensitive Solutions, we incorporated the ideas of village residents into the project, enhanced the community aesthetics, and encouraged community acceptance through an interactive design process.