L to R: Mayor Dennis Buckley (Beech Grove), Brett Schnurpel (United), Brian Pierson (United), Bill Hall (United), Sean Northup (Indianapolis MPO)
The Churchman Avenue Sidewalk Project in the city of Beech Grove was delivered one year ahead of schedule thanks to the early availability of funds by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The new sidewalk provides safe pedestrian access to Churchman Avenue between Emerson Avenue and Arlington Avenue in Beech Grove, connecting nearly one mile of homes, businesses, schools, churches, and assisted living facilities. Handrails and safety fence along the steeper drop-offs adjacent to the sidewalk were also constructed. Prior to the project, pedestrians along Churchman Avenue were forced to share the street alongside busy vehicular traffic without any safety provisions for walkers.
In addition to the much-needed safety features for pedestrians, the project also improved drainage in the area through new curb and gutter, storm water infrastructure, extended drainage culverts, rebuilt driveways, and street approaches.
The project was partially subsidized using Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funding administered through the Indianapolis MPO along with oversight from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).
INDOT selected the E&B Paving / United Team as the Preferred Proposer for the I-65 Southeast Indiana Project between Seymour and Columbus. The project will transform a four-lane facility into a six-lane facility that will improve travel and safety conditions for motorists.
The $143 million, design-build project includes the modernization and major pavement reconstruction of 14 miles of I-65 between Exit 50 (US 50) and Exit 64 (SR 58). Seventeen bridges fall within the project limits and will undergo varying degrees of rehabilitation. Eight twin bridges will carry mainline I-65 over rivers and creeks, two twin bridges over railroads, and seven bridge overpasses of I-65.
The E&B Paving / United Team was selected after going through a rigorous submittal process and proposing a solid, well thought-out plan that exceeded INDOT’s scoring criteria, providing several added-value elements to the project scope — one of which shortens the proposed project schedule by 44 days.
United believes in promoting education not only in the workplace; but, also through community involvement with young people who are tomorrow’s leaders. Our strong core value of mentoring is reflected in our summer internship program. Six interns are participating in this year’s program, two of whom had internships with United last summer.
Additionally, United participated in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program through the Education Coalition. As part of National Engineers Week, Jeromy Richardson, a Team Leader in United’s Transportation Department, promoted the field of engineering to Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate and Junior High students through a presentation which was designed to motivate students to explore the possibilities of the engineering world.
After the presentation, Jeromy summed it all up as, “It was super fun! I’ll do it again next year. Sixth graders are awesome!”
The MSD partnered with United Consulting; Beam, Longest, & Neff (BLN); Rundell Ernstberger Associates (REA); and Bowen Engineering to successfully deliver the drainage project which included the installation of a new storm sewer system and Liberty Pass Canal feature with adjacent multi-modal trail. It marks the beginning of a much grander scheme for the city of Muncie and opens the door to renewed interest for the revitalization of Muncie’s downtown area.
February 22, 2017
Traffic back-ups detain motorists on Avon Avenue at CSX Railroad.
Town Council Members: Beverley Austin, Greg Zusan, Aaron Tevebaugh, Marcus Turner, and Steve Eisenbarth
Ryan Cannon (Avon Director of Public Works) and Tom Klein (Avon Town Manager)
Ryan Cannon (Avon), Chris Miller (UNITED), Bill Hall (UNITED),Tom Klein (Avon), Chris Hammond (UNITED), Brian Miller (UNITED)
Ricky Grogan (Superior), Chris Miller (UNITED), Ken Fleetwood (BLN), Ryan Cannon (Avon)
Avon Avenue Bridge over CSX RR Groundbreaking
Avon, IN (February 11, 2017) – Avon Town Council members and other Hendricks County officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, February 11, for the Avon Avenue (SR 267) Bridge over CSX Railroad project which will alleviate congestion over the CSX Railroad, reconnecting the north and south sides of Avon through uninterrupted travel.
AVON AVENUE OVER CSX PROJECT FACTS:
The project is located 0.3 miles south of the SR 267 (Avon Avenue) and US 36 (Rockville Road) intersection within the town of Avon.
The project includes the reconstruction of Avon Avenue, new bridge construction over the existing CSX railway, new roundabout configuration at CR 25 S, and nearly 0.75 miles of new concrete pavement.
Construction is expected to be completed within 15 months.
Work will be performed under a full road closure. Work is expected to begin on February 27, 2017 .
With professional engineers, planners, surveyors, environmental specialists, construction inspectors, land acquisition specialists, technicians and other associates, United Consulting provides our clients with the resources they need to complete their projects from start to finish. Our outstanding resources combined with our high standard of excellence guarantees that we will provide our clients with quality service on time – every time.