CDOT | Western Avenue Corridor Improvements

Client: Chicago Department of Transportation
Status: Completed January 2017
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Total Cost: $25.7 Million
Project Fee: $160,000
Services Provided:
  • Roadway Lighting Design
  • LED Lighting
  • Electrical Engineering

The 49 year-old Western Avenue Viaduct over Belmont and Clybourn was deteriorating and reaching the end of its useful life. The project scope included the removal of the existing viaduct and construction of a new five-leg at-grade intersection at Belmont/Western/Clybourn. The project limits extend along Western Avenue from Jones to Waveland Avenue (1.3 miles) and include the installation of a landscaped median and the widening of the outside parking lane with rush hour parking restrictions to provide a third lane of traffic during the peak hour travel times. Project improvements included: roadway reconstruction and resurfacing, sidewalk reconstruction, ADA Curb ramp upgrades, replacement and modernization of Western Avenue corridor intersections, installation of traffic signal interconnect system, Chicago 2000 Gateway ornamental street lighting, and new roadway signage.

As a subconsultant to AECOM, the SINGH project scope consisted of lighting design and preparation of Final Plans, Specifications and Estimates for the decorative LED roadway lighting system from Schubert Avenue to Addison Street. The Chicago 2000 Gateway street lighting included teardrop and acorn style LED luminaires

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