The final construction barrels have been removed from the I-80/94 Interchange at I-65. United started design in 2003 making this project completion eagerly anticipated. Construction was completed in three contracts starting in 2006. The interchange is the keystone between the added travel lane projects on I-80/94 (or Borman Expressway) to the west and I-65 to the south. When the design began, the Borman Expressway had the heaviest truck traffic in the United States. Now, traffic-goers can get to their destinations safer and quicker with the new and improved design.
It was October 7, 2011 and the big day was finally here, United Rocket Day! United staff had been counting down the days leading up to the big launch at the German Church and East 30th Street Park. From the experienced to the novice rocket launcher, employees made rockets in hopes they’d shoot to the stars (well, at least make it off of the ground). The rockets ranged from 12 inches to six feet in height and were decorated in bright colors, feathers and one even contained a Lego astronaut who made the flight. Two of the rockets had cameras affixed to the shell which provided a unique perspective from the view in the sky. Other than one rocket casualty that blew away, the day was fun for launchers and spectators alike.
Governor Mitch Daniels cut the ribbon on the US 231 corridor and opened the roadway to traffic in 2011. United Consulting is proud to be a part of the Major Moves project which was developed to encourage economic growth in southwest Indiana. United’s portion of the corridor was a new terrain roadway bordering Lincoln State Park which included a bridge spanning a railroad and new diamond interchange at US 231 and SR 162.
Mayor Greg Ballard accepted the award for the 2011 ASCE Indiana Civil Engineering Project of the Year. Although many were involved in this project, United played a vital role in the success of the Construction Engineering phase. According to a News Release from the Mayor’s Office, “The city initiative was developed to spur investment and create economic opportunity by removing the old I-65/I-70 ramps on the near eastside and building a new interchange along Washington Street for smoother traffic flow and to improve pedestrian access”.
United Consulting was named Best Place To Work In Indiana for the fourth consecutive year in a row by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce! United was one of thirty-three companies who made the list of small to medium sized companies (between 14 to 249 employees) and the only civil engineering company in this category.
The purpose of the program is to recognize Indiana companies who create an environment in which employees feel valued and to encourage companies to structure their workplace to benefit its employees.