MacArthur Bridge Replacement
IEI is contracted by the City of Peoria to provide Phase I and II Engineering Services for the replacement of the MacArthur Highway Bridge. The bridge spans over Romeo B. Garrett Avenue approximately one mile west of the downtown. The aging bridge is abutted by retaining walls along an arterial roadway. This structure (bridge and walls) was originally constructed in 1942 and received several maintenance renovations, with the last one in 2001. The bridge’s current load rating dropped to 14 tons. The bridge has an Illinois Department of Transportation sufficiency rating of 3.0 (out of 100), which makes it eligible for replacement through the State’s Major Bridge Program.
IEI’s scope of work for the project include Phase I tasks which include public involvement, topographic survey, updated bridge condition report, structural geotechnical report, alignment study, bridge type study, and project development report. Historical determination (Section 106/4(f) report) and Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment (PESA) were added to the scope of work. Phase II task include the Type, Size & Location (TS&L), Traffic Study, Intersection Design Study (IDS), contract documents for construction and permitting, special provisions, cost estimating and bid services for the estimated 2018 letting.
The new structure will incorporate the city’s goal to make Peoria a more bike/pedestrian friendly city. MacArthur Highway through the project limit is being restriped to decrease the number of vehicle lanes from four (4) to two (2), add a six-foot wide sidewalk and a ten-foot wide bicycle multiuse lane.
City of Peoria, IL