Three Projects Phases – One Corridor
Civiltech provided Phase I and Phase II Engineering services for improvements that were broken into 3 separate project phases. The overall project limits extended from Grand Avenue to Irving Park Road (IL Route 19). Project funding included Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding.
Resurfacing and Stormwater Management Improvements
Improvements included resurfacing Church Road from Grand Avenue to Jefferson Street in the first phase and reconstruction from Jefferson Street to Grove Avenue in the second stage. It was determined that eliminating roadside ditches and structures between Jefferson and Grove would allow for improved drainage. New curb and gutter were constructed and drained to a new storm sewer under the roadway.
Providing Improved Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
The third and final stage included a shared-use path completion north to Irving Park Road. The 8-foot wide path was constructed on the east side of the roadway between Grand Avenue and Memorial Road/Breiter Court and on the west side from Memorial Road/Breiter Court to Grove Avenue. Church Road had previously had an incomplete sidewalk network along the roadway and did not provide safe non-motorized transportation accommodations. The shared-use path was funded with STP and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds. The path provides access to Bensenville Park District’s White Pines Golf Club, Fisher Woods Forest Preserve, and several local parks and creates a link between bikeways south of Grand Avenue and the proposed O’Hare Connector and Elgin-O’Hare Trail to the north.
Additional Studies and Coordination Requirements
Both the northern and southern sections of the project required a 4(f ) Evaluation that resulted in a de minimis impact finding. Hydraulic studies were conducted for five existing culverts that remained. A culvert extension was completed on the north side of the project to accommodate the new shared-use path. The culvert extension work required permitting through USACE, DuPage County Stormwater, and Kane DuPage SWCD. Also, coordination with Metra Railroad was required to construct a new pedestrian crossing on Metra’s Milwaukee District West Line.
This Project Incorporates the Following:
- Multiple contract coordination
- Storm sewer design
- Shared-use path
- Sidewalk infill
- Non-motorized transportation accommodations
- Improved pedestrian safety
- Hydraulic studies
- ADA Compliance
- Local and regional bikeway connections
Scope of Services
- 4(f) evaluation
- Project development report
- Interagency coordination
- Bikeway and pedestrian facility design
- Street rehabilitation and reconstruction
- Roadway resurfacing
- Drainage design
- Preparation of contract plans, specifications, and estimates
- Railroad coordination
- Public hearing