Check Out UNITED at Purdue Road School

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about the challenges and triumphs of designing one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the ONLY ONE built over an interstate.

United Consulting’s Jeromy Richardson, PE and Bill Curtis, PE will present a session showcasing “The New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street” during Purdue’s 104th Annual Road School.

The oval configuration concept initially sparked extensive scrutiny and review.  INDOT, FHWA, and other industry experts examined the design and traffic analysis. Their analysis and meetings resulted in a collaboration for designing an oval interchange with exceptional geometrics and well thought-out design elements.  Ultimately, the process resulted in verifying the oval interchange as a valid solution for the new interchange.


ALSO . . .

Stop by our booth on the same day (March 6th) in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms during “Coffee with Exhibitors” from 7:00 am – 8:45 am and lunch from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. 


Spring Mill Road Grand Opening

Despite cold temperatures and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the city of Carmel hosted a Grand Opening Ceremony on December 15th as an official acknowledgement of the newly improved Spring Mill Road between 111th Street and Main Street in the city of Carmel.

The $8.6 million project included the construction of a boulevard section with a sidewalk and multi-use path for 1.81 miles of Spring Mill Road in conjunction with a roundabout at 111th Street in Carmel. Beginning at the south approach of a proposed roundabout at 111th Street, the project was extended north to the existing roundabout at Main Street. No modifications  were made to the 116th Street, Dorset Boulevard, and Main Street roundabouts.

A multi-use path was extended south from the new roundabout at 111th Street to the existing roundabout at 106th Street along the east side of Spring Mill Road.

Finally, modifications to separate vehicular and pedestrian trac were made to Hamilton County Bridges No. 31 and 32 over Williams Creek.

Project team members included United Consulting; Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.; Roudebush Grading, Inc.; Morphey Construction; and Indiana Sign & Barricade.

ACEC Indiana Honor Award Recipient

Congratulations to INDOT, the city of Fishers, and Hamilton County on another successful project!

The New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street is one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the only one built over an interstate. In addition, ACEC Indiana just announced the project has been selected as the recipient of an Honor Award in the Engineering Excellence Awards 2018 competition.

The new interchange provides unique access into the city of Fishers while alleviating traffic congestion and encouraging economic development in the area.

United Consulting designed the new interchange and managed the project delivery including the professional services for topographic survey, roundabout operations, utility coordination, land acquisition management, and road, bridge, retaining wall, and hydraulic design.

Click here to see complete project details.

Safe Pedestrian Access along Churchman Avenue

 

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).

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!”