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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 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.
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.
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 McHenry County Division of Transportation recently received the American Public Works Association — Fox Valley Branch Project of the Year award. The project also received the 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies – Illinois Merit Award. HR Green was responsible for the design and construction engineering of the Johnsburg Road Widening Project in coordination with the Village of Johnsburg and McHenry County Division of Transportation
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.
First Avenue is a regionally significant corridor, connecting I-80 with Coralville and Iowa City. Motorists and pedestrians use First Avenue to access the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Veterans Hospital, UI Kinnick Stadium, Carver-Hawkeye Arena, UI’s west campus facilities and activities, western Iowa City and the many hospitality facilities along First Avenue and Highway 6 in Coralville.