55th Street Reconstruction

Various Locations, IL

Bowman is providing Phase II design engineering services for the enhancement of 55th Street to address safety and operational needs and to provide expanded pedestrian accommodations along 55th Street from I-294 to the east of Plainfield Road. The improvement includes the resurfacing of 55th Street from east of I-294 to Wolf Road, widening and resurfacing 55th Street from Wolf Road to Brainard Avenue, and resurfacing 55th Street from Brainard Avenue to the east of Plainfield Road. The overall length of the project is approximately 1.75 miles.

The project will increase highway user safety by separating opposing lanes of traffic, removing left-turning vehicles from through traffic, and expanding the network of pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations. In addition, safety performance along the roadway segment will be improved with the rehabilitation of the pavement surface, combined with the capacity and geometric improvements. Four existing signalized intersections at Wolf Road, Laurel Avenue, Willow Springs Road, and Brainard Avenue will be replaced to complement the widened roadway and geometric improvements. The project includes providing ADA compliant curb ramps at all corners of existing intersections within the project limits. The closed drainage system will be upgraded with new trunk sewers and drainage structures and includes the extension of a 4’x4′ box culvert.