SR 11 at I-65 Interchange is Now Open!

 SR 11 at I-65 Interchange Reconfiguration

November 21, 2020 l UPDATED POST

Motorists traveling along the I-65 Southeast (SE) Corridor in Jackson County have a lot to be thankful for this year  — the SR 11 Interchange at I-65 Safety Improvements project opened on Saturday, November 21, ending a three-month closure just in time for Thanksgiving. 

Although not included in the original scope of the $143 million, Best Value Design Build I-65 SE project between the I-65 Exit 50 (US 50) and Exit 64 (SR 58), the SR 11 at I-65 Interchange put the finishing touches on the 14 miles of newly transformed roadway. The interchange was added to the I-65 SE contract after the project had already begun, resulting in a safer interchange that was more economical and completed in a shorter time frame by using the same contractor and contract that was already in place for the corridor improvement.

The newly reconfigured interchange provides much-needed safety enhancements by facilitating smoother traffic movements through the area. The interchange allows easy on/off access between I-65 and SR 11 through the use of a double roundabout configuration which is also known as a dog bone (see photo above).

INDOT posted a video to their YouTube channel which illustrates how to navigate the new interchange. Click to watch the video. 

 

ORIGINAL POST l September 8, 2020 l Seymour, IN

I-65 SE — Perfect Day for a Ribbon Cutting!

 

 

INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness, local government officials, and E&B Paving Area Manager Spencer Coe hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the northbound weigh station near Seymour on Tuesday, September 8th to officially open the I-65 Southeast Indiana corridor between Seymour and Columbus. The project is substantially complete with the exception of the SR 11 Interchange which was added to the project scope after the project had already begun construction.

 

The $143 million, Best Value Design Build project between I-65 between Exit 50 (US 50) and Exit 64 (SR 58) transformed 14 miles of the original four-lane facility into a six-lane facility to improve travel and safety conditions for motorists. Seventeen bridges, eight twin bridges carrying mainline I-65 over rivers and creeks, two twin bridges over railroads, and seven bridge overpasses of I-65 were also included in the project.

 

The E&B Paving / United Team was selected as the Preferred Proposer in May 2017 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.

 

Kudos to E&B Paving on your exceptional work in providing extra-smooth pavement for the project!

Discover the Dos & Don’ts of Detention With Eric Harned

Ever wonder about the fascinating world of detention and how it affects the overall transportation design of a project?

This year’s Annual Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar (CEPDS) will be fully virtual beginning November 18th (Wednesday) through November 19th (Thursday) and United’s own Detention Design Guru Eric Harned, EI will be presenting on the Dos & Don’ts of Detention Design on Day 2 (Thursday) of the conference beginning at 10:55 am.

For more information: 35th Annual CEPDS Website

Download the full conference agenda : CEPDS Virtual Conference (November 18-19) Agenda


I-65 SE Corridor — Perfect Day for a Ribbon Cutting!

September 8, 2020 l Seymour, IN

INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness, local government officials, and E&B Paving Area Manager Spencer Coe hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the northbound weigh station near Seymour on Tuesday, September 8th to officially open the I-65 Southeast Indiana corridor between Seymour and Columbus. The project is substantially complete with the exception of the SR 11 Interchange which was added to the project scope after the project had already begun construction.

The $143 million, Best Value Design Build project between I-65 between Exit 50 (US 50) and Exit 64 (SR 58) transformed 14 miles of the original four-lane facility into a six-lane facility to improve travel and safety conditions for motorists. Seventeen bridges, eight twin bridges carrying mainline I-65 over rivers and creeks, two twin bridges over railroads, and seven bridge overpasses of I-65 were also included in the project.

The E&B Paving / United Team was selected as the Preferred Proposer in May 2017 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.

Kudos to E&B Paving on your exceptional work in providing extra-smooth pavement for the project!

Congratulations United!

August 24, 2020 l UPDATE

On Monday, August 24th, The Indiana Chamber of Commerce revealed the rankings for the Best Places to Work in Indiana Companies for 2020.

United ranked 16 out of 40 companies included in the Medium Companies (75-249 U.S. employees) Company / Primary Indiana Location category.

Click to see the complete list of 2020 Best Places to Work in Indiana in order of rank.

May 4, 2020 l ORIGINAL POST

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce  (ICC) announced United Consulting has once again been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana (BPWI), placing in the Medium Companies (75-249 employees) category.  Selected companies will learn their specific placement ranking within their appropriate category during an awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College on June 4th.

The BPWI is an annual competition hosted by the ICC, in an effort to recognize outstanding companies that foster and promote a positive employee culture which is evident through the company’s appreciation and value shown toward each employee. The results are determined based on anonymous surveys which are submitted directly to a third party survey company by employees. 

United has been selected as Best Places to Work in Indiana ten times and entered into the BPWI Hall of Fame in 2014. Hall of Fame companies are those that have been named a Best Place to Work in Indiana at least 60% of the time in the program’s history.

Michael Rowe Named ACEC President for 2020-2021

Congratulations to United’s  own Michael Rowe, PE on his recent achievement of being selected as the 2020-21 ACEC Indiana President!

Michael began participating in ACEC events and completed the ACEC Engineering Leadership Program in 2005-06.  He became active on ACEC INDOT committees starting in 2009 and joined the Board of Directors in 2014. 

“I am truly honored to be selected to serve as  the 2020-21 ACEC President. I have always been impressed with ACEC Indiana’s mission and effectiveness in safeguarding sound business practices for engineering companies. This accomplishment is especially significant to me personally and I am extremely proud to be following the top engineering professionals who have served as past ACEC Indiana presidents — including United Consulting’s Kent Downey and Bill Hall.”  

Michael Rowe, PE

The Monon Trail Over SR 32 Bridge is Open!

May 29, 2020 | Westfield, IN

With the simple snip of a ribbon, Westfield Mayor Andy Cook  joined the north and south sides of the city of Westfield through the official opening of the Monon Trail over SR 32 Bridge during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, May 29th.  During his opening remarks, the mayor recognized United Consulting’s innovative design that resulted in lower construction bids, ultimately saving the City $500,000 from the project’s allotted budget.  The cost savings provided enough funds to finance the installation of lighting across the bridge, improving the structure’s aesthetics and safety across the bridge.

PROJECT FACTS

■ The federal-aid bridge was designed and inspected by United to consistently maintain the aesthetic value and match the appearance of the two neighboring Monon Trail bridges located over Carmel Drive and 146th Street.

■ The structure is a seven-span bridge with a total length of 838 feet and a main span of 176 feet over SR 32.  The structure was sized to accommodate the future extension of Tournament Trail Drive.

■ Retaining walls were constructed on the approaches to keep the bridge within the existing right-of-way limits and reduce impacts to adjacent utilities.

■ The trail connects vital portions of Westfield including many shops and restaurants at SR 32 with Grand Park Sports Campus.