In 2001, the City of Elgin took first steps towards implementing their vision of the Spartan Drive corridor as a continuous East-West corridor from Randall Road to McLean Boulevard improving access to Elgin Community College (ECC). Incremental steps were accomplished over the years, leaving the City with the final piece of the improvement, reconstructing the existing section of roadway between Renner Drive and McLean Boulevard. This section of roadway was a 3-lane concrete pavement in severe distress with inadequate drainage and poor subgrade conditions.
The collaborative planning efforts between the City, ECC, and WBK resulted in the implementation of a cost effective and environmentally sensitive improvement. The existing pavement was rubblized. Poor subgrade conditions were improved. Best management practices were used in the installation of permeable pavers and a landscaped bio-swale to collect storm water run-off in an effort to reduce the impacts to
adjacent wetland areas.
WBK provided Phase I, II and III (construction observation) services on the Spartan Drive project.