Main Avenue and Lawrence Drive Roundabout
2019 Engineering Excellence Award | State Finalist
Entering Firm: JT Engineering Inc.
Client: City of De Pere
Category: Small Projects
With a busy stretch of road, a congested and dangerous intersection and a substantial amount of business interest, the City of De Pere knew that a change had to be made at Main Avenue and Lawrence Drive.
JT Engineering designed a roundabout to meet the city’s needs. The new roundabout facilitates easier traffic flow through the corridor and reduces collisions. It works in conjunction with another roundabout down the road to keep traffic moving. With the old intersection, business access points created traffic jams and prevented the city from developing land nearby. Now that access has been refined, the new land is already creating new jobs and revenue for the city. The design team coordinated with those businesses to keep access open during construction and worked with them on the exact design of the roundabout to meet their needs. Overall, staging kept the corridor open for the surrounding areas and kept costs competitive. The final project was delivered on time and 20 percent under budget.
The design team created a roundabout that best met the needs of this busy intersection. The improved traffic flow and enhanced safety benefits commuters and the smart design helps businesses along the corridor. Because the time and cost savings benefit the client, the design team truly developed an award-winning project.