Westfield’s Newest Roundabout is Open to Traffic

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The City of Westfield hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to offically open the 161st Street and Oak Ridge Road roundabout on Monday, November 2, 2015.

“These roundabouts help us keep our commitment to creating a safe city for our residents,” Mayor Andy Cook said. “Roundabouts consistently are proven to be safer than four-way-stops, and they actually move traffic through an intersection with less congestion.”

The roundabout was designed by United Consulting and constructed by 3D Contractors. Cost of construction for the project was $1,328,503 and was paid for by funds from the 2014 utility sale, as well as funding from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The roundabout features asphalt trails along the perimeter and comes as Westfield is beginning work on a Safe Routes to School Plan for Oak Trace Elementary. The plan will identify recommendations in the areas of education, encouragement, engineering, and enforcement to improve the safety of students walking/biking to school, and hopefully increase the numbers of students who choose to walk/bike to school. As a part of this project, preferred walking/biking routes will be identified and assessed for infrastructure needs. Extensive public involvement and data collection efforts will also be conducted.

The 161st Street and Oak Ridge roundabout is sponsored by Elsner Family Dentistry.

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Muncie Officials Unveil New Canal Project

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MUNCIE, Ind. (Oct. 22, 2015) — Mayor Dennis Tyler joined Muncie Sanitary District board members Nikki Grigsby, Bill Smith, and Mike Cline to dedicate Muncie’s new canal project, Liberty Pass.

The block-long canal, located at Washington and Liberty streets, is a decorative feature that’s part of a $10 million sanitary district project to move stormwater from downtown Muncie to the White River on the north edge of downtown. It features benches on decorative stone circles, ramps that descend from street level to the water, and a pump that circulates stormwater.

United Consulting provided project management, design, survey, and construction inspection services with assistance from Beam, Longest and Neff and Rundell Ernstberger Associates. Construction was performed by Bowen Engineering.

The project provides significant drainage improvements in the downtown area and is a key component in the City’s plan to provide separate storm and sanitary sewers.  It also allows for the development of the new downtown hotel and parking garage project adjacent to the convention center and is anticipated to spur redevelopment in the downtown area.

“The team involved did a great job!” said United Vice President Bill Hall. “This project provides much needed drainage improvements in downtown Muncie, and was done with a focus on sustainability. The canal will be a catalyst for redevelopment in this downtown Muncie neighborhood.”

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Indiana’s FIRST Major Moves 2020 Project Is Complete

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An official ribbon cutting ceremony on October 23, 2015 commemorated the successful completion of I-65 between Southport Road and Main Street in Greenwood — Indiana’s FIRST Major Moves 2020 project. The ceremony was part of an event, dubbed by INDOT as a “double header”, and followed the kick-off for the Save-A-Life campaign sponsored by the Road Construction Awareness Corporation (RCAC).

The nearly $36 million I-65 project reconstructed six lanes of interstate which included the addition of auxiliary lanes between interchange ramps, upgraded overpasses, the installation of sound walls, and improved drainage between Southport Road and Main Street in Greenwood.  Milestone Contractors, L.P. was the state’s prime contractor for this Major Moves 2020 project and United Consulting served aRCAC Save-A-Lifes INDOT’s consultant representative.

During the first half of the “double header” event, RCAC, a grass-roots coalition of contractors and construction workers to promote worksite safety, unveiled a new sign that will be strategically placed near work zones to remind drivers to slow down and save lives.  Smaller, magnetic versions of the signs will be available for  INDOT, contractor, and supplier company vehicles to help get the word out. All expenses associated with the “Save-A-Life” campaign are funded by donations to RCAC.

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Governor Pence Joins Local Officials to Break Ground on Heavy-Haul Road

Charlestown, Ind. (Oct. 14, 2015) — Governor Mike Pence was joined by Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, President of the Clark County Commissioners Jack Coffman, as well as officials from the River Ridge Commerce Center and the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville to break ground on phase one of a multi-phase transportation corridor project that will connect the River Ridge Commerce Center with the East End Crossing and the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville near the Interstate 265 and State Road 62 interchange.

The $30.4 million Heavy-Haul Road project will be funded through a partnership of the River Ridge Development Authority, the Ports of Indiana, Clark County, the City of Jeffersonville, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency along with other supporting partners.

“Roads mean jobs. And I don’t mean road jobs. You create the right infrastructure, you have the right vision like we’re implementing today with this transportation corridor. You create the conditions where businesses do what businesses do,” Governor Pence said.

United Consulting has teamed with Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, American Structurepoint, Banning Engineering, Earth Exploration, Louisville Paving & Construction, and MAC Construction & Excavating to complete work on the project by Fall 2016.

“The bidding of this segment in the River Ridge Commerce Center marks the beginning of a series of significant improvements in this vital area of the State,” said United Consulting President Dave Richter. “We had a team of excellent engineers working tirelessly to complete an important project on a very tight schedule. Congratulations to everybody who had a part in this victory for United and for the community.”

Preferred Proposer for I-69 Major Moves 2020 Expansion Project

MM 2020 - LogosMilestone Contractors, L.P. and United Consulting prove once again to be the winning combination for excellence and value. After a rigorous application and proposal process, the Indiana Finance Authority Board (IFA) for INDOT announced the Milestone / United team as the Preferred Proposer to provide services for the $85 Million I-69 Interstate Expansion project in Hamilton and Madison Counties. The project is part of Major Moves 2020 and involves widening and rehabilitation of approximately 15.37 miles of I-69 from 106th Street to SR 13 as well as an interchange modification at Exit 210 (Campus Parkway/Southeastern Parkway) in Hamilton County.

Click the following link to INDOT’s press release for more details:

I-69 Major Moves 2020 Expansion Project Press Release