Madison County 8th Street Deck Pour

Warm temperatures and bright, sunny skies on May 7th brought the first big deck pour to the Madison County 8th Street Bridge. The pour consisted of 418 yards (42 trucks) and completed the first half of Phase I, covering approximately a quarter of the overall bridge.

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Indiana Section ASCE – Project of the Year!

Congratulations to INDOT, the city of Fishers, and Hamilton County on the honor of being selected by the Indiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the Project of the Year 2017 for the New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street project! The interchange is one of the first oval interchanges built in the United States and the ONLY ONE built over an interstate.

The Project of the Year Award is presented for the most outstanding or unique project built in Indiana and completed during the past year. Representatives from INDOT, the city of Fishers, Hamilton County, United, Corradino Group, and Walsh Construction Company (pictured above with 2018 ASCE President Robin Kemper)  accepted the award at the Annual Meeting of ASCE during a luncheon.  Prior to receiving the award, Project Manager Jeromy Richardson, PE and Lead Engineer Bill Curtis, PE gave a presentation showcasing the highlights of the New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street project.

Click here to see complete project details.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!”

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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

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New Interchange at I-69 and 106th Street in Fishers

Fishers, IN (December 7, 2016) – The opening of a new interchange at 106th Street and I-69 in the city of Fishers (Exit 204) will greatly improve traffic congestion while adding an additional access point to I-69 from Fishers.

The continued growth in the area created the need for the new interchange due to the increased commuter traffic to and from residential and commercial areas, resulting in frequent bottlenecks and back-ups. The new interchange was uniquely designed as an oval-shaped roundabout to provide traffic control and enable safe travel in all directions including 106th Street and all of the directional ramps which allow on and off access to I-69.

United, in conjunction with the city of Fishers and INDOT, overcame several challenges during the design which included: an advanced geometric layout placing an oval shaped roundabout utilizing two bridges over I-69; minimizing impacts within restrictive right-of-way; complex drainage scheme; and coordinating and designing around several utilities, both overhead and underground.

For More Information: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/bulletins/1774f9a

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