OMEGA Receives Two ACEC-Illinois Engineering Excellence Awards +
Date: 17 Nov 2014
OMEGA is the proud recipient of two 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies – Illinois. Both the 143rd Street Reconstruction Project and the US 34 Street Reconstruction Project were awarded a Merit Award in the Special Projects category.
OMEGA was selected as the prime consultant by the Will County Division of Transportation for the 143rd Street Reconstruction Project, which included a 143rd Street section from Greystone Drive to Pinewood Drive and a Will-Cook Road section from Heather Drive to Ruggles Court, 1.43 miles overall, in Will and Cook Counties. This was the largest Will County project to date constructed in the Village of Homer Glen. OMEGA provided construction engineering for this project which included removal of the existing two lane asphalt pavement and replacement with a five lane full-depth asphalt pavement. A major component of the work was to construct extensive new drainage facilities to increase storm water storage capacity and eliminate flooding which had been a major problem for this area. Ancillary construction included soil stabilization, sidewalk, curb and gutter, traffic signal modernization, landscaping, pavement marking, and other appurtenant work on 143rd Street.
OMEGA was also selected as the prime consultant for the US 34 Reconstruction from Big Rock Creek to Eldamain Road by the Illinois Department of Transportation and provided construction engineering services for this project. The project consisted of the reconstruction of 1.9 miles of US 34 pavement utilizing all the existing roadway as the foundation of the proposed roadway and also included widening of the existing bridge over Big Rock Creek. The new roadway section was widened to two lanes in each direction with a median and consisted of PCC jointed pavement. The work also included the installation of an enclosed storm sewer system, two large box culverts, retention pond, shared use path, modernization of three existing intersections, and landscaping. This project impacted the Village of Plano, local businesses, residents and Wabaunsee Community College (Plano).