Granart Road Realignment
HR Green was selected by IDOT for the Phase I Study for US 30, between Dugan Road and IL 47. Due to the 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 at that intersection in the near term. Construction of the interim improvement was to be completed prior to the summer of 2016 in order to accommodate the LPGA’s International Crown event to be held at Rich Harvest Farms.
The Phase I engineering was subsequently broken into two (2) separate projects, an interim intersection improvement and an ultimate corridor improvement. In order to meet IDOT’s commitment, HR Green was challenged with obtaining Design Approval of the interim improvement within six (6) months. HR Green accepted and met the challenge, obtaining Design Approval on December 24, 2013.
During the development of the interim intersection improvement, it was quickly determined that any safety and/or operational enhancements at the US 30/Dugan Road intersection would be minimal without relocation of the adjacent Dugan Road/Granart Road intersection. In the midst of conducting two (2) simultaneous Phase I studies along US 30 for the interim and ultimate improvements, HR Green was contracted by the Village of Sugar Grove to conduct a third Phase I study for the realignment of Granart Road and Dugan Road south of US 30.
The purpose of the Village led project was to provide additional separation from the US 30/Dugan Road intersection and the adjacent BNSF at-grade crossing, which parallels US 30 approximately 100 feet to the south at that location. The realignment of Granart Road and Dugan Road also needed to be constructed prior to the summer of 2016 and thus required its own expedited schedule. HR Green, with its myriad of invaluable resources, assigned a separate team to complete the Village project.