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Project Description:  Design/Build project for the reconstruction and widening of 12.8 miles of I-65 between I-865 and US 52 included:  seven partial interchange reconstructions; pavement widening; added travel lanes; pavement reconstruction; retaining walls; local road improvements; four bridge replacements; seven bridge rehabilitations; CSX Railroad bridge replacement, CSX Railroad track re-alignment; signing; wetland mitigation; and transportation management plan.

This two-phase project involves adding travel lanes to I-65 from the I-865 interchange to US 52 just north of Lebanon. Phase 1 is a Design/Build project that involves adding one travel lane in each direction from I-865 to CR 100 and milling and resurfacing the existing lanes. Phase 2 is a Design/Build project that involves adding one travel lane in each direction and a full reconstruction of the existing pavement.

United Consulting served as managers of the field survey for this project. This included coordination with an aerial survey consultant and two additional ground survey consultants and performing a great deal of the ground supplemental survey, as well as providing ground and aerial control for the entire corridor. When additional pavement elevations were required during design, United Consulting coordinated with the INDOT district and traffic control consultant to collect this vital information overnight on this highly-traveled interstate.

The environmental services required by this project included the completion of a Level 3 Categorical Exclusion.  Major environmental services investigated during the completion of this documentation included cultural resources investigations, noise analysis, phase I and phase II investigations, and a wetland determination and delineation.  The project also resulted in coordination with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the US Army Corps of Engineers due to project impacts upon jurisdictional waters.  The project resulted in a Section 401 Water Quality Certification from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, a Regional General Permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers and three Construction in a Floodway Permits from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  The project also required the completion of a Cemetery Development Plan due to construction disturbance within 100.0 feet of a nearby cemetery.

Approximate Project Cost: $100,000,000

Breadth of Services Provided:  Development of Project Scope and Engineer’s Report, Topographic Survey, Environmental Services, Roadway Design, Bridge Design, ITS Design, Specifications, Utility Coordination, Railroad Coordination, Regulatory Permit Acquisition,  Right-of-Way Engineering, and Land Acquisition