Environmental + NEPA
Our highly collaborative and interdisciplinary approach allows us to effectively manage environmental concerns, regulatory requirements, funding strategies, public and agency coordination, and technology solutions with the needs of transportation infrastructure projects.
We develop methods and strategies that are attentive to regulatory bodies, socially responsible and scientifically sound, while minimizing timeframe and costs.
HR Green implements the procedural requirements of NEPA in accordance with individual agency policies, procedures and preferences. We prepare NEPA documentation for a variety of federal actions ranging from permitting decisions to major funding allocations. Clients rely on us to identify the resources within the project study area and determine the necessary steps to comply with NEPA and other federal and state laws such as the Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act and Threatened and Endangered Species Act.
- A comprehensive list of out Our environmental services include
- Full NEPA Compliance Services (CE, EA, EIS, DOT Section 4(f), LAWCON Section 6(f), NHPA Section 106, ESA Section 7)
- Planning Studies/Location Studies/Feasibility Studies
- Wetland Delineation, Permitting, Mitigation Design, and Banking
- Tree Inventory Studies
- Threatened and Endangered Species Habitat Studies
- Stream and Wetland Rehabilitation
- Stormwater/Floodplain Modeling and Permitting
- Supporting Traffic Studies (Safety Analysis, Access Management, Forecasting and Travel Demand Modeling)
- Interstate Access Requests/Interchange Justification Reports
- Socioeconomic Studies (Environmental Justice, Community Cohesion, and Business Impacts)
- Agricultural Evaluations
- FHWA and FTA Noise Studies / Noise Assessment and Attenuation Studies
- Resource Agency Coordination
- Public Involvement Plans / Public Meetings / Stakeholder Coordination
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Cartography
- Contaminated Sites Investigation and Remediation
- Context Sensitive Solutions
- Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Purpose and Need Statements and Project Termini Analysis
Environmental + NEPA Experience
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Road to Economic Growth
Sioux Falls, SD
The City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota invested $11.1 million to stay ahead of the growth demand with proactive transportation improvements on its 69th Street and Southeastern Avenue project. The City experienced rapid growth and increased demand on a collateral arterial roadway, 57th Street, which resulted in many typical challenges such as increased congestion, roadway deterioration, traffic safety concerns, roadway capacity deficiencies, and delay caused by at-grade rail crossings.
Sullivan Road Bridge over the Fox River
The Sullivan Road Bridge is only the second new bridge built in Kane County since the early 1970s. The bridge is a major crossing over the Fox River, connecting Illinois Route 25 on the east side of the river to Illinois Route 31 on the west side of the river.
Sioux City Outer Drive Extension
Sioux City, IA
The Outer Drive Extension Project has been called Sioux City’s most complex transportation project to date. HR Green was selected by the City of Sioux City to assist the City in planning, fund procurement, NEPA environmental documentation, design, construction and observation for this $30+ million project.