Preferred Proposer for I-65 SE Indiana

 

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.

 

RELATED LINKS:

INDOT

The Republic Newspaper (Columbus, Indiana)

 

Mentoring Future Leaders

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!”

Engineering Excellence Award

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Indianapolis, IN (March 2, 2017) Congratulations to the city of Muncie and the Muncie Sanitary District (MSD) for receiving a Merit award during the 2017 Engineering Awards Banquet for  Muncie’s Arc Development / Downtown Franklin Street project!

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.

Traffic back-ups detain motorists on Avon Avenue at CSX Railroad.
Avon Ave. Traffic Back-Up
Town Council Members: Beverley Austin, Greg Zusan, Aaron Tevebaugh, Marcus Turner, and Steve Eisenbarth
Avon Ave. - Avon Town Council Members
Ryan Cannon (Avon Director of Public Works) and Tom Klein (Avon Town Manager)
Avon Ave-Cannon & Klein
Ryan Cannon (Avon), Chris Miller (UNITED), Bill Hall (UNITED),Tom Klein (Avon), Chris Hammond (UNITED), Brian Miller (UNITED)
Avon Ave-Avon & United Group
Ricky Grogan (Superior), Chris Miller (UNITED), Ken Fleetwood (BLN), Ryan Cannon (Avon)
Avon Ave Groundbreaking

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 .

Related:

The Flyer Group – Avon Breaks Ground on Big Project

Check out UNITED at Purdue Road School

United Consulting’s Jay Ridens, PE and Brian Frederick, PE will be presenting “Lessons Learned on Post-Tension Bridge Design” during Purdue’s 102nd Annual Road School.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about post-tension bridge design as Jay and Brian showcase the efficient uses of post-tensioning, critical design concepts, pre-construction meetings, contractor certifications requirements, documentation of construction activities, and safety during tensioning operations.

Also -— Remember to stop by our booth on the same day (March 7th) in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms during “Coffee with Exhibitors” from 7:00 am – 8:45 and lunch from 11:00 am – 1:50 pm.