The Northwestern Avenue roadway in Racine suffered from poor pavement condition, challenging side street approach angles, and interstate safety issues. Our improvements reconstructed a 1.3-mile, four-lane divided urban arterial that carries nearly 12,900 vehicles per day through a residential and commercial area. The project involved pavement reconstruction, intersection improvements, streetscaping, street lighting, an intersection control evaluation, traffic analysis, and roundabout design. Sidewalk, curb and gutter, and storm sewer inlets and laterals were replaced, and new storm sewer was added within the vicinity of roundabouts. Pedestrian crossings were improved. Streetscaping features, such as benches,  brick pavers, and decorative street lights were provided within the eastern half of the project. Roundabouts were constructed at two intersections and pocket parks were constructed at two locations.

Some intersecting side streets were closed to improve intersection geometry and divert traffic to major local streets. On-street bike accommodations and parking were provided in the outer 11-foot lane. A new street light circuit was added to provide standard LED street lighting and eliminate leased lights from Albert Street to High Street.

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