Changing Delaware County History

Delaware County, IN (August 17, 2016) — The Delaware County Redevelopment Commission hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the first full-depth reclamation (FDR) project in the County’s history. The Industria Centre Industrial Park Road Repaving project utilized the FDR process which creates a new base for the construction of a new roadway through recycling and stabilizing existing asphalt.

The $1.9 million project features the reconstruction and widening of South Delaware Drive, West Mt. Pleasant Boulevard, and South Hamilton Avenue at the Industria Centre Industrial Park on Muncie’s south side.  Portions of Hoyt Avenue (from Fuson Road to Cornbread Road) and Tillotson Avenue (from Hoyt Avenue to 26th Street) were resurfaced and patched as part of the project scope.

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New Bus Stop - Before & After
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Muncie CSO-001 Sewer Separation Project

Muncie, IN (August 11, 2016) — The Muncie Sanitary District hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)-001 Sewer Separation project that provided many enhancements to the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood. The United Consulting, Rundell Ernstberger Associates, and Bowen Engineering team provided expertise and talent to create a functional and aesthetic project which included sustainable features such as a trailhead with parking; Cardinal Greenway connection; river access; and a stormwater wetland.

Overall Project Components:

  • 3,080 linear feet of 12-inch to 18-inch storm sewer
  • 12 storm manholes and 14 inlets and interconnecting piping to separate stormwater flow from sanitary flow and eliminate a combined sewer overflow (CSO-001)
  • 285 linear feet of eight-inch sanitary sewer
  • New stormwater wetland for detention/treatment of stormwater prior to discharging to the White River
  • New connector road (Seymour Street) to create loop between Ribble Avenue and Luick Avenue
  • New curb, sidewalk, and driveway aprons
  • New bus stop at Ribble Avenue and Burlington Avenue with historical sign
  • Milling and resurfacing of Ribble and Luick Avenues
  • Trailhead and non-motorized trail connection to the Cardinal Greenway
  • White River access trail

Sustainable Features

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Eagle Creek CSO Reduction – Ribbon Cutting

Indianapolis, IN (June 24, 2016) — Citizens Energy Group (CEG) hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Eagle Creek Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Reduction project which was included as part of an agreement between CEG, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The agreement, referred to as the CSO Consent Decree, includes the execution of a Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) which is expected to minimize the overflow of raw sewage from combined sewers into local waterways.

CEG DOWNLOAD BUTTONUnited Consulting served as the design engineer for the Eagle Creek CSO Reduction Project.   United was responsible for the design of consolidation sewers, diversion structures, drop shaft connections to the deep tunnel, screen and gate structures, and system controls.  Ross Claypool Park improvements were also incorporated into the project, including a new basketball court, parking lot, and walking trail.


The following story originally aired on WTHR Channel 13 news. It provides an overview of the Citizens Energy Group LTCP which is being executed to overcome the problem of excessive raw sewage flowing into local waterways.

Governor Pence Joins Local Officials for I-69 Major Moves 2020 Groundbreaking

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Noblesville, IN (June 22, 2016) — Governor Mike Pence, Senator Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis), Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt, INDOT Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson, other local leaders, and INDOT officials joined representatives from Milestone Contractors and United Consulting in an official groundbreaking ceremony for the $92 million I-69 Major Moves Expansion project in Hamilton and Madison Counties. The project includes reconstruction of the I-69 corridor beginning at 116th Street in Fishers and extending just north of SR 38 in Pendleton.

The I-69 expansion project qualifies for funding under the State’s Major Moves 2020 initiative and will be funded with INDOT dollars which have been set aside by the Indiana Legislation, earmarked for major interstate improvement projects. The existing four-lane interstate will be transformed into a six-lane typical section consisting of three lanes in each direction. The I-69 improvements project also includes a complete interchange modification at Exit 210 (Southeast Parkway and Campus Boulevard) which will result in a diverging-diamond Interchange.

United Consulting and Milestone Contractors, LP were selected as the Preferred Proposer for this Best-Value Design/Build project in October 2015. Initial construction work started with some mainline patching in April 2016 and the Exit 210 interchange modification began construction on July 5, 2016. The project schedule dictates the Exit 210 interchange modification to be completed by the end of June 2017, with the overall completion date for the project being set for Thanksgiving 2017.

The Major Moves 2020 initiative is the governor’s program to widen and rehabilitate heavily-traveled, four-lane interstates in Indiana which are approaching 50 years of service. Governor Pence has become widely known across the State for his Major Moves 2020 initiative which he sums up as, “This administration knows roads mean jobs.” The governor and his legislative agenda reinforce Indiana’s reputation for being the Cross Roads of America.

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ACEC Indiana Representatives Visit Capitol Hill


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.