Boone County Fiscal Court turned to Bayer Becker for a design consulting solution for their complex, economically important, multimillion dollar project which consisted of widening 1.6 miles of roadway to a five lane section and included four signalized intersections and 34 driveway reconstructions. The roadway serves one of the largest industrial parks in the Interstate 75 corridor, making traffic with a large percentage of trucks a significant design consideration. In addition to the roadway widening, the project also included improving the existing roadway profile, an ADA compliant sidewalk/multi-use path, improved traffic capacity and access management, and additional traffic signalization at various intersections along the corridor.
Bayer Becker was responsible for all design and permitting aspects of the project and also provided project management. Our multi-discipline capabilities allowed us to be a single point of contact for the project and enable us to provided professional engineering design services including field surveying, roadway design, hydraulics and hydrology, right of way plans, retaining wall design, detention design, and maintenance of traffic planning. As the lead consultant, Bayer Becker selected, contracted with and coordinated the efforts of sub consultants responsible for the traffic engineering, environmental studies, geotechnical engineering, and right of way negotiations.
Bayer Becker’s years of experience with complex projects proved crucial for the extensive coordination that was required throughout the design of this project. The numerous agencies involved included municipal, regulatory and utility agencies. Bayer Becker also worked closely with the property owners along the corridor to ensure adequate access was provided throughout construction and permanently realized with the completion of the project.
Overall, Bayer Becker’s design transformed Industrial Road into a safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing thoroughfare, not only for vehicular traffic, but for all modes of transportation.