U.S. Route 14/Davis Street/Arthur Avenue Intersection Improvement – Stage 3

Village of Arlington Heights


The purpose and need of the improvement was to reduce traffic congestion and delays while improving the safety along the U.S. Route 14/Davis Street/Arthur Avenue roadways and the corresponding Arthur Avenue railroad crossing and the Prindle Avenue underpass.

The roadway geometry at the Arthur Avenue railroad crossing was inadequate to properly accommodate the vehicles that use the railroad crossing. There was the need to provide additional capacity at this intersection. Due to the large number of turning movements at the intersection, an exclusive right turn lane on the northwest leg of U.S. Route 14 at the intersection with Arthur Avenue and a left turn lane on the southeast leg of U.S. Route 14 was extended at the intersection with Arthur Avenue. In addition, a barrier median was constructed on the approaches to the railroad tracks to prevent vehicles from maneuvering around protective gates when they are in a down position.

Since the Prindle Avenue underpass was a high accident location with a majority of the accidents occurring when vehicles turn left from U.S. Route 14 to Prindle Avenue, there was a need to provide left turn channelization. In order to prevent conflicting left turns from southeastbound U.S. Route 14 to Gregory Street, a barrier median was constructed. This allowed only right-in/right-out access to Gregory Street.

The project entailed geometric improvements, railroad coordination, p.c.c. pavement widening and rehabilitation, traffic signal design, highway lighting, utility improvements, and sidewalk improvements.

Civiltech saw this project through implementation and completion by providing construction engineering for the Village. Intense coordination was required and accomplished by our Phase III Team between the contractors, railroad, businesses and Arlington Heights.

Funding

STP

Scope of Services

  • Preparation of Contract Plans, Specifications and Estimates
  • Traffic Signal and Signal System Design
  • Street Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
  • Lighting Design
  • Interagency Coordination
  • Appraisals
  • Land Acquisition
  • Resident Engineering
  • Contract Documentation
  • QC/QA Material Testing