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 ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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East Johnson Street Reconstruction Wins State Finalist Award

The East Johnson Reconstruction project was selected for a State Finalist award through the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. The project team will be recognized at the awards banquet on October 1st, 2021, at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. East Johnson Street is one of three primary east/west arterials on the east ...

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Verona Road Stage 2 Featured on the Cover of Roads & Bridges Magazine

Stage 2 of the US 18/151 Verona Road project that included the $86.7 million reconstruction of Verona Road between County PD and Raymond Road, and County PD between Fitchrona Road and Commerce Park Drive, in Dane County, Wisconsin, was completed in November 2020. A phased approach was used to keep this heavily-traveled regional corridor open to traffic during construction. Construction ...

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Two Projects Receive American Council of Engineering Companies National Recognition Award

Two projects designed by Strand Associates, Inc.® were recognized as 2020 National Recognition Award winners by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The Phase I Study of Illinois Route 47 in McHenry County, Illinois, and the South Fourth Street Streetscape project in Louisville, Kentucky, were acknowledged for their engineering accomplishments. Both projects first qualified at the state level before ...

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Bargersville Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Wins Honor Award

The Bargersville Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements project was selected for an Honor Award through the American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. In 2017, the discharge permit for the Town of Bargersville was revised to 1.0 mg/L total phosphorus limit and ongoing and anticipated future development in town was expected to increase flows beyond the ...

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