Whether your infrastructure needs include funding identification, innovative geometry, environmentally sensitive areas, sustainable and attractive structures or difficult traffic challenges, HR Green can provide the solutions you need.
Transportation networks are the backbone of our society. From planning and NEPA compliance through design plans, construction estimates and final construction services, our professionals provide the right solution to your transportation infrastructure challenges.More
Our transportation business puts the end users first – developing designs, building consensus and constructing the infrastructure that meet the needs of our clients while considering the future. Funding, environmental compliance and public involvement can be daunting even before tackling the technical complexities of a project. Your needs are great, and they can be met by a creative partner with the resources to tackle every aspect of your challenge.
Our transportation engineers have created Centralized Traffic Management Systems, use advanced vehicle control systems, dynamic route guidance, and advanced traveler information to compile data when working on upgrades to transportation systems. 3D models allow us to design with greater accuracy and efficiency, identifying potential conflicts before they become challenges. Professionals who specialize in construction interact with our designers to provide constructability reviews during a project’s design, allowing the development of projects that can be built with minimal surprises. Construction engineering monitors projects as they are being built, so you are sure that your improvements ultimately comply with approved designs.
The Elgin O’Hare/West O’Hare Bypass (EO-WB)
The Elgin O’Hare/West O’Hare Bypass (EO-WB) is a $3.6 billion highway that will provide access to Chicago O’Hare airport from the west. The airport’s expansion plans currently include the development of a new western terminal, which would be served by the proposed highway.HR Green has assumed the role of Program Manager for the project’s Tier One and Tier Two Environmental Impact Study (EIS) on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
Anderson Road Extension
The Anderson Road Extension is a two-lane (expandable to four-lanes in the future) roadway that will link Illinois Route 38 to Keslinger Road.
Marion Road Widening
Sioux Falls, SD
The Marion Road Improvement project was a roadway widening and reconstruction project in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Marion Road, from approximately Berkshire Boulevard to 39th Street, had deteriorated and was handling more traffic than it was designed to handle.
NW Beaver Drive Widening
Des Moines, IA
This project reconstructed the existing two-lane rural section and upgraded to a three-lane urban section with one thru-lane in each direction and a center two-way left-turn lane.
I-29 Sioux City Corridor Reconstruction
Sioux City, IA
The I-29 reconstruction project will improve safety, traffic operations and infrastructure conditions, and provide for enhanced driver expectancy.
Grand Parkway Toll Road
Harris County, TX
HR Green was responsible for the design of this urban toll road with frontage roads, including roadway, storm sewers, cross culverts, retaining walls, traffic control, cross street intersection, and SWPPP design.
Route 109 Widening and Roundabout
HR Green designed this federally funded project that widened Route 109 from 2-lanes to 4-lanes, added two multi-lane roundabouts, and two trail grade separation structures.
Granart Road Realignment
Sugar Grove, IL
Due to existing, major operational deficiencies at the US 30 and Dugan Road intersection, IDOT made a commitment to local officials and stakeholders to advance an interim project that would improve safety and operations.
Woodbury Drive Safety and Mobility
Washington County, MN
The Woodbury Drive (CSAH 19) Safety and Mobility project is a successful demonstration of how proactive community and agency involvement can lead to a more livable project with diverse and creative solutions to complex community problems.
Southwest Connector Interchange (Veterans Parkway) and Corridor Location Study
Warren County, IA
HR Green, Inc. led the consultant team that prepared Interchange and Corridor Location Study documentation, including supporting technical reports for goals and objectives, multimodal needs, travel demand forecasts, preliminary environmental screening analysis, and an alternatives analysis.
Ramp Management Feasibility Study
Des Moines, IA
Transportation System Management programs, like ramp metering, can help manage the flow of traffic providing more reliable/consistent travel times and improved corridor safety for significantly less money than many capacity improvements.
Highway X99 Oakville Bridge
Louisa County, IA
Following the Iowa River flooding in 2008, Louisa County applied for Economic Development funding for a new crossing over the Iowa River on County Road X99.
2nd Street SE Reconstruction
Cedar Rapids, IA
Following a major flood event there was severe damage to the roadways, the sanitary sewer was filled with flood debris, and numerous depressions and sinkholes began to appear on 2nd Street SE over the sewer; indicating soil migration into the pipeline.
Johnsburg Road Widening and Reconstruction
The project consisted of the construction of the first roundabout in McHenry County in the Downtown area of the Village of Johnsburg along with widening the road from Spring Grove Road to Fairview Avenue.
Jane Addams I-90 Bridge Widening
HR Green was hired to provide Phase III construction management services for the widening and reconstruction of the I-90 Eastbound and Westbound bridges over Mosquito Creek, Coon Creek and US Route 20.
Grove Road Realignment
The project consisted of the realignment of approximately one mile of Grove Road, north of Illinois Route 126 to align with an existing intersection.
International Plaza Drive Reconstruction
St. Ann, MO
International Plaza Drive is a collector roadway in the northern section of the City of St. Ann that serves as a major entry point into the City. Innovative water quality measures were used to address the water quality requirements of the project.
Route 100 “Great Streets”
St. Louis County, MO
HR Green is currently working to complete bid documents to implement the first section of “Great Streets” improvements project on a 7-mile stretch of Manchester Road (Route 100) within the communities of Ellisville, Wildwood, and Ballwin (Route 109 to Maple Lane).
Innovative Traffic Design Commands Attention
In recent years, the City of Aurora, Illinois, embarked on a cutting-edge program to interconnect and modernize its antiquated traffic signal systems.
Partially grouted masonry shear walls are common in North America. Construction of partially grouted concrete masonry shear walls can benefit greatly by placement of joint reinforcement in bed joints of each or every other course instead of deformed reinforcement in bond beams, because placement and grouting of bond beams slow construction. Joint reinforcement is already used to help control cracking and provide prescriptive horizontal reinforcement. With sufficient area and ductility of wire, joint reinforcement can also provide the tension capacity to span across cracks in shear walls and to act as primary shear reinforcement for in-plane shear forces.
HR Green’s Andrew (Andy) Swisher, PE, PTOE, Senior Traffic Engineer, ITE Advocacy Committee, recently wrote an article for the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) publication, the ITE Journal. In the article, Andy addresses the role of the traffic engineer in a future of automation. He shares insights from a recent meeting, hosted by the ITE Advocacy Committee, in which ITE leadership discuss the topic. During the discussion the group brought to light the myriad related topics that will be impacted with the projected connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) future envisioned by the masses.
Surveyors from HR Green spent time in November looking for 200 manholes in Blanco Texas. The project to survey and inventory the city’s wastewater system is a wastewater asset management project awarded to the city by the Texas Water Development Board.
HR Green was selected to accompany the Amec Foster Wheeler Team for the I-74 Expanded Central Section Construction Management project led by the Iowa DOT along with partnering agency Illinois DOT. This large project includes improvement of the I-74 corridor in the Quad Cities from south of Avenue of the Cities in Moline, Illinois to north of 53rd Street in Davenport, Iowa.
HR Green is providing construction management services for the reconstruction and resurfacing of a 12.2-mile section of I-88 from US 52 to Midway Road in Lee County, Illinois. The accelerated schedule project includes both roadway and bridge rehabilitation including coordination within the corridor with two other adjacent contracts.
A well-informed constituent will feel engaged and involved. Communities striving to improve communications with their residents and visitors should periodically evaluate the technologies available and weigh their strengths against the community’s need. Some technologies are excellent at getting information distributed to a broad audience quickly, while others allow for interaction and multimedia applications.
The outdated bridge was relegated to a five ton weight limit, precluding passage of emergency vehicles (i.e.: ambulances and fire trucks) and limiting access to the Hospital. Emergency vehicles to/from the south side of the railroad were experiencing significant delays due to the high level of rail activity (156 trains per day including freight and
The two-year-old, 10-cent increase in Iowa’s motor fuel tax is helping the state and local governments address challenges on their transportation systems, but an Iowa Ideas panel cautioned that it alone won’t solve changing transportation needs. HR Green’s Aaron Granquist mentions the importance of maintaining bridges as they are key to Iowa economic chain.
Most Americans take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap and flush the toilet without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go. But could you imagine a day without water? Without safe, reliable water and wastewater service?
Drones have been filling our news feeds with uses such as recreational, military, and drone deliveries, but how can a municipality determine how to leverage this rapidly evolving technology? Many communities across the country are starting to research sUAS uses and invest in sUAS technology and applications.
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On Monday, October 15th, 2018, HR Green project team members attended the City of Urbandale, Iowa and Iowa DOT Grand Opening Event for the 100th Street Interchange. The event celebrated opening the 100th Street Interchange to traffic and commencing construction of the first phase of the overall I-35/I-80 and IA Highway 141 Interchange “Urban Loop.”
HR Green, Inc. (HR Green) announces the appointment of Jason J. Poppen as the organization’s next CEO, effective January 1, 2019. Poppen will succeed current CEO Steven Heyer, PE, who is retiring in April 2019 after a transition period.
HR Green received three Engineering Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa. Entries are judged on the basis of engineering excellence, the degree to which the client’s needs are met, and the benefits to the public.
Albert Einstein worked on his new Theory of Gravity in 1913. That’s also when Howard R. Green was beginning his civil engineering consulting business in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now HR Green, Inc. (HR Green), the company has grown to a workforce over 400 strong, with offices across the country in regions as diverse as our workforce.