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Fehr Graham Receives ACEC Awards For Ingersoll and Freeport Roundabout

FREEPORT, Il – Fehr Graham has received two American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois – 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards. The Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes projects of engineering achievement by Illinois consulting engineering firms. Entries are judged on the basis of engineering excellence, the degree to which the client’s needs are met, and the benefits to the public welfare and private practice of engineering. The award ceremony will take place at the Normal, Illinois Marriott Conference Center on February 11, 2016. 
  
The City of Rockford contracted with Fehr Graham to provide assessment and remediation services to clear the way for redevelopment in the downtown area. The focus was an abandoned factory targeted for redevelopment into an indoor sports complex.

Fehr Graham conducted Phase I and Phase II ESAs, providing innovative technologies of enhanced fluid recovery to remove cutting oil trapped at the water table between the footing and the water of the river’s-edge building. Asbestos abatement was also employed. The cleanup was completed in 2014. The planned construction of a new indoor sports complex will be completed in May 2015. 

The intersection of Pearl City Road and Kiwanis Drive/Forest Road in Freeport, Illinois has historically been a focus of attention for residents and business leaders in the area. The intersection experienced a significant number of accidents and typically injury-related type accidents. Unusual geometrics, design speed of through traffic, sight distance limitations, and intersection traffic volumes were suspected.

In response to the concerns, a collaborative effort between the City of Freeport and Stephenson County Highway Department was formed to provide funding for evaluation and eventual reconstruction of the intersection. Fehr Graham completed preliminary analysis and final design plans for the roundabout.
 

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