Lick Run Project Wins Second Place NAFSMA Innovative Projects Award

The Lick Run Greenway and Valley Conveyance System project was awarded second place in the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA)’s 2022 Innovative Projects Awards. This award is new this year and highlights innovative community flood risk and stormwater and water quality management projects across the country. Click here to read more about the Lick Run Greenway ...

Learn More

Ravinia Avenue Roundabout Featured in American Public Works Association’s Reporter Magazine

The Ravinia Avenue Roundabout project in the village of Orland Park, Illinois, was featured in the August 2022 edition of American Public Works Association’s Reporter magazine. The Village’s first roundabout replaced a four-way stop controlled intersection that served as the main entrance to its Village Hall Complex. The roundabout design met the Village’s goals of increased safety, capacity, and access. ...

Learn More

Town Branch Commons Corridor Receives National Recognition for Improving Connectivity and Sustainability Throughout Downtown Lexington

Since 1995, the Federal Highway Administration’s Environmental Excellence Awards have recognized leaders across the country who make outstanding contributions to environmental stewardship and partnerships above and beyond traditional transportation project outcomes. In 2022, the Town Branch Commons Corridor project was one of only 14 projects across the nation to receive this award. The Town Branch Commons Corridor is a transformative ...

Learn More

Lick Run Valley Conveyance System and Greenway Recognized as Finalist for International Engineering Award

The Lick Run Valley Conveyance System and Greenway project continues to shine as an exemplary example of successful sustainable solutions. Most recently, it was selected as one of only 7 projects representing the USA among 28 finalists in the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) 2022 Project Awards competition. The finalists are from 11 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, ...

Learn More

Former Storage Facility Gets Major Upgrade on AprilAire’s Poynette Satellite Campus

AprilAire, the nationwide leader in professional-grade Healthy Air solutions for the home, has completed a major renovation at its Poynette campus, transforming the original building which opened in 1962 from a storage facility into a state-of-the-art office building. We provided engineering services for the new and improved 16,000-square-foot building, which features a new secure entrance to the campus with 16 ...

Learn More

IL 47 Phase I Planning Wins IDOT Award for Exceptional Consulting Engineering Service

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) selected the Illinois Route 47 Environmental Assessment and Combined Design Report for the 2022 Award for Exceptional Consulting Engineering Service in the Urban category. The report covered a 5-mile section of IL 47 through the City of Woodstock in McHenry County, Illinois. The existing three-lane corridor is to be widened to four lanes with ...

Learn More

Lick Run Greenway Wins ACEC National Engineering Excellence Grand Award

The $103 million, Lick Run Valley Conveyance System and Greenway project, which is one of the largest green infrastructure projects for reducing combined sewer overflows (CSO) in the country, has been awarded an American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National Engineering Excellence Grand Award. This award is given to only 16 projects from across the country. At the state level, ...

Learn More

Award-Winning Ecological Restoration of Stormwater Infrastructure in UW-Madison Arboretum

The Curtis Pond Restoration in the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison Arboretum was the final phase in a 20-year ecological restoration journey to rehabilitate seven wet detention basins constructed between 1969 and 1985. These basins were constructed prior to mandated stormwater quality and quantity regulations and had reached the end of their useful life in the early 2000s. Stormwater management techniques, ...

Learn More

Janesville East Town Square Wins APWA WI Project of the Year Award

The City of Janesville has embarked on a multi-year, multi-phased strategy to revitalize its downtown and ancillary corridors to improve the quality of life for its residents and attract and promote activity in the downtown area. A Town Square was chosen as the first project. The first phase of the Town Square, West Town Square, was completed in 2018. East ...

Learn More

USH 18/121 (Verona Road) Reconstruction Stage 2 Wins ACEC Awards at the State and National Level

After earning a 2022 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin Engineering Excellence Best of State Award, the USH 18/121 (Verona Road) Reconstruction Stage 2 project went on to receive a 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award. The US 18/151 (Verona Road) Stage 2 Project included the reconstruction of more than 2 miles of Verona Road between County ...

Learn More

Marquette Green Infrastructure Project Exemplifies Sustainable Infrastructure and Wins State Finalist Award

The Marquette Green Infrastructure Project, which earned a 2022 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award, transformed underutilized land into a sustainable stormwater treatment solution that also serves as an amenity for the community. The project’s location beneath the elevated bridge decks of the Marquette Interchange provides a unique opportunity to collect and treat ...

Learn More

Channahon’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Improvements Project Awarded Public Works Project of the Year

Channahon’s Wastewater Treatment Plant was awarded a 2022 American Public Works Association (APWA) Chicago Metro-Southwest Branch Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Environment, $5 million but less than $25 million, category. Working collaboratively with the Village of Channahon, we designed and constructed a WWTP expansion that met the Village’s goals of expanding treatment capacity, increasing quality of ...

Learn More

Janesville Town Square Enhances Community and Wins State Finalist Award

Janesville’s Town Square enhanced its downtown, providing a gathering space for the community and kick-starting revitalization efforts throughout the city. The Town Square project spans both sides of the Rock River and is divided into two parts, connected by the Blain Gilbertson Family Heritage Bridge. This pedestrian bridge is the defining feature of the Town Square project, and the focal ...

Learn More

Gary Avenue Trail Improves Connectivity and Wins Public Works Project of the Year Award

The American Public Works Association Chicago Metro Chapter-Suburban Branch awarded the DuPage County Division of Transportation’s Gary Avenue Multi-Use Trail a 2022 Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Transportation, less than $5 million, category. For years, the Gary Avenue corridor in Carol Stream, Illinois, has experienced continued development and growth with little to no sidewalk nor connectivity ...

Learn More

Joliet CSO Project Recognized as a Water and Wastes Digest Top Project of 2021

The City of Joliet, Illinois’ CSO Tunnel and Wet-Weather Treatment Facility was selected as one of ten Top Projects of 2021 by Water and Wastes Digest (WWD). This $55 million project reduced overflow frequency from eight combined sewer overflow (CSO) outfalls, as per requirements of the City’s most recent National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, by adding significant conveyance, storage, ...

Learn More

Hope Town Square Project Wins ACEC Indiana QBS Award

The Town Square project in Hope, Indiana, was awarded the Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Indiana. The QBS Award recognizes public organizations, private entities, and/or individuals that make exemplary use of the QBS selection process at the federal, state, and local levels. Projects chosen for the QBS award provide examples of how ...

Learn More

Merger of Strand Associates, Inc.® and FOX Engineering Associates Enhances Environmental and Civil Engineering Experience in Iowa

Effective January 1, 2022, FOX Engineering Associates, Inc. joined Strand. The Ames, Iowa, office of Strand will be known as FOX Strand. Beginning as a civil engineering and land surveying firm in 1959, growth and specialization of the environmental division in water and wastewater treatment facility planning and design led to creation of FOX Engineering Associates in 1993. Strand and ...

Learn More

Naperville Streambank Restoration Featured in Central States Water Magazine

The Naperville Streambank Restoration project was featured in the Fall 2021 edition of Central States Water magazine. The city of Naperville’s South-Central Interceptor Sewer was constructed in 1971 along the DuPage River and since then, riverbank erosion had cut away at the bank and adjacent land, exposing the interceptor sewer in some locations. We were hired to study the relationship ...

Learn More

Strand Joins ASCE in Applauding Senate’s Passage of Infrastructure Bill

After more than 30 years of preparing Report Card for America’s Infrastructure to advocate for infrastructure investment, ASCE members, including Strand staff, celebrate the passing of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in the Senate. If passed by the House of Representatives and signed by the President, this legislation would be the largest U.S. infrastructure investment in generations with $550 billion ...

Learn More

Strand Associates, Inc.