Environmental Studies

Designing for the Community

Every transportation and infrastructure project impacts the existing environment, built or natural, in which it is located. Civiltech’s Environmental and Design Studies department analyzes potential design solutions and the impacts they create. Our goal is to develop alternatives that avoid or minimize negative impacts on the surrounding environment. During Phase I of a project’s development, the analysis of these impacts drives our decision making process.

This complex decision-making and approval process must be navigated to satisfy environmental laws and meet jurisdictional agency requirements. Effective communication with the public and decision-makers is oftentimes the most critical element to the success of a project.

Biesterfield Road at I-290 / IL Route 53 Interchange Feasibility Study

Village of Elk Grove Village

Civiltech provided alternative studies to widen Biesterfield Road, add additional turn lanes, and improve the ramp configuration within this important interchange which provides the only access to I-290/IL Route 53 in the Village. Two critical aspects included avoiding impacts to Forest Preserve District of Cook County property and providing improved access to Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

Ensuring Balance

Civiltech brings diverse, specialized expertise and exceptional public involvement credentials to every project. We possess a record of achievement in developing Context Sensitive Solutions that balance safety and operational needs with stakeholder concerns.

  • Environmental Impact Statements and Assessments
  • Location and Design Studies
  • Project Development Reports
  • Location Drainage Studies
  • Highway Noise Analyses
  • Context Sensitive Solutions
  • Historic Preservation Coordination
  • Public Involvement Programs
  • Design Visualizations

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