HR Green Wins Multiple State and National ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

May 06, 2024

HR Green is pleased to announce that multiple projects received the 2024 State and National ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards, which honor the year’s most notable engineering achievements. The awards recognize engineering firms and their clients for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value.

The winning projects are:

Eldamain Road Extension – Kendall County Highway Department, Illinois 

Kendall County’s vision of a new Fox River crossing west of IL 47 began in 1991. After 32 years of numerous studies, extensive engineering, and various funding missions, Kendall County’s vision became a reality.

On May 31, 2023, Kendall County opened the bridge that carries the new Eldamain Road extension over the Fox River, officially completing the long-awaited project. The overall extension of Eldamain Road (CH 7) stretches from US 34 north of the Fox River to High Point Road (south of IL 71), nearly five miles. The Fox River bridge was the final segment to be opened to traffic.

The new and improved multi-modal transportation corridor has resulted in more efficient travel for area residents and commuters, improved mobility for commercial traffic, and enhanced safety for all users. It will provide many new development opportunities for the communities of Yorkville and Plano in the years to come.

Water Resource Recovery Facility – City of Indianola, Iowa

The City of Indianola’s existing North Wastewater Treatment Facility (NWWTF) was nearing the end of its life and replacing the existing plant was deemed necessary.

The new Indianola Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) is a $45.6M project for treating the City of Indianola’s municipal wastewater just to the north and west of the City in Warren County. It was designed with innovative technologies to meet the stringent nutrient removal requirements outlined by the Iowa Nutrient Strategy adopted by the State of Iowa.

The plant uses Peak Flow Treatment as a new approach to handling the dilute peak flows that come to the plant during wet weather periods. Peak Flow Treatment is an innovative way to handle peak flows, but also helps to not oversize the secondary treatment system to handle the normal wastewater flows.

This new facility will not only meet the community’s existing needs, but it will position the community extremely well for commercial, industrial, and residential growth for generations to come.

Route 94/Route 364/Muegge Road Interchange Project Management Consultant (PMC) – Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri

HR Green pioneered a first-of-its-kind concept in which a consultant worked in-house with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The in-house role, known as Project Management Consultant (PMC), is to both design and manage the project from the beginning through construction.

The construction of the Route 94/Route 364/Muegge Road Interchange was the culmination of years of diligent planning, multiple grant/funding submittals, coordination between city, county, and state agencies, and the tireless efforts of the design and construction team to manage the process – resulting in a completed corridor that met the project’s goals of improved capacity, mobility, safety, and maintenance of the system.

The success of this initial PMC contract has resulted in MoDOT expanding its use for two other locations in the St. Louis District. The success has drawn the attention of other MoDOT Districts and the Central Office to explore ways to implement it as a statewide practice.

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