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HR Green, Inc. (HR Green) has received two Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Illinois. The awards competition recognizes projects of engineering achievement by Illinois consulting engineering firms. 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 welfare.
HR Green was recently awarded a 2016 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, Missouri Chapter (ACEC/MO) for its Route 109 Widening and Roundabouts project. HR Green was the prime engineering consultant on the project, providing civil engineering design services and management of all subconsultants.
Our nation’s roadway system contains a functional hierarchy which provides each road with a designation based on its primary purpose. At the top of the hierarchy are freeways and expressways designed to maximize “Point A to Point B” mobility that feature limited access, i.e. access at only high speed interchanges, no intersections or driveways. There are also arterials that are roads that have traffic signals at intersections and access points at larger frequency spacing. These arterials are fed by collectors and local streets, which have the main purpose to connect specific activities (residences, retail stores, industries). Put together, this network enables point to point services, a notable advantage the road transport has over other transport modes.
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.