The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law on December 4, 2015, authorizes $305 billion to be spent over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 to maintain and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges.
Projects that qualify for the reserved funds include: highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous material safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs.
United Consulting’s Michael Rowe and other members of ACEC Indiana traveled to Washington, D.C. and visited Indiana’s Congressional Representatives and Senators to express their appreciation of the FAST Act five-year funding program and request a long-term solution to transportation funding for future infrastructure projects.
Midland Trace Trail over Anna Kendall Drain
United Consulting’s Annual Health and Fitness Day Walk took participating walkers down a familiar path which was designed and inspected by United — the Midland Trace Trail over Anna Kendall Drain. This opportunity enabled United employees to experience, firsthand, the beauty and serenity of a trail project that many of them helped to create.
This city of Westfield trail project included 1,000 feet of trail construction, a 104-foot long steel truss, trail plaza at the junction of the Midland Trace and Monon Trails, retaining walls, and drainage structures. The trail project provided a stream crossing for the Midland Trace Trail over Anna Kendall Drain and also provided access to the Monon Trail, extending the Monon Trail up to SR 32.