Westbrook completed oversight of a WisDOT construction project on STH 35 in Prairie du Chien this past summer. The project included reconstruction of 1.5 miles of STH 35 through a heavily populated business district of Prairie du Chien. The project consisted of removing the existing roadway, reconstruction of the storm sewer system, sanitary sewer, water main, lighting, traffic signals, sidewalk, grading for the new roadway, as well as concrete paving of the new roadway. Coordination between the prime contractor (Gerke Excavating) and all of the subcontractors, city of Prairie du Chien officials, business owners, residents, and WisDOT representatives was crucial during construction as the roadway was constructed in 3 phases to allow traffic flow to and from businesses and residences between phases. STH 35 was opened to traffic by the contract completion date with minor work (asphalt paving of the multi-use trail and restoration) to take place in the spring of 2019.
In the summer and fall of 2018, Westbrook assisted WisDOT in the construction administration for a 0.710 mile urban reconstruction project on E Division St/USH 191 in the City of Dodgeville, WI. Westbrook was on-site daily providing construction oversight and project managerial duties. E Division St/USH 191 from Iowa St to Diamond Oaks Dr was completely reconstructed. The existing water, sanitary, and storm facilities were removed and replaced. Additionally, the existing roadway was completely removed and a new asphaltic roadway consisting of two driving lanes, one bike lane, and a parking lane was constructed. The existing sidewalk on the south side of the project was removed and replaced to comply with ADA requirements and an additional sidewalk was constructed on the north side of the roadway as well.
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Since November 2017, we’ve been involved in a temporary bridge project over the Des Plaines River in Melrose Park, IL. Limited construction access at the proposed bridge location warranted the construction of a temporary bridge. Multiple bridge designs were considered, but the most cost effective approach entailed utilizing the new bridge girders and existing piers as a temporary bridge by installing a temporary timber deck and girder bearings. As part of this project, Westbrook was responsible for preparing design calculations and plans for the proposed temporary bridge as well as developing erosion control drawings for operations in the Des Plaines River. Estimated completion for this project is early 2019.
This project located in Indianapolis, Indiana involved the rehabilitation of a five-span, 660-foot long concrete arch bridge carrying Oliver Avenue over the White River, as well as the removal of a five-span, 249-foot long concrete box girder bridge and the replacement of steel corner framing which together connect McCarty Street to Oliver Avenue.
Westbrook project involvement entailed a finite-element plate model analysis and rating of the 100-year old Oliver Avenue arch bridge, which allowed the contractor to utilize a 350-ton crane operating with a reduced counterweight working from atop the existing bridge to set the proposed steel. Project involvement also included the development of strength calculations and demolition plans for the concrete box girder spans and the steel corner framing of the McCarty Street portion of the bridge.
Westbrook’s portion of the work has been completed, and The Indianapolis Department of Public Works estimates the entire project will be completed Summer of 2019.