Allen County Roundabout
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Indiana Department of Transportation/Allen County
BLN Beam, Longest and Neff L.L.C. Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors
Project Overview and Implementation
The Indianapolis Department of Transportation (INDOT) contracted with E&B to build a roundabout in Fort Wayne at the intersection of Diebold and Union Chapel roads. This case study demonstrates E&B’s ability to assemble integrated teams which create world-class paving solutions while working under intense deadline pressures.
The Diebold/Union Chapel Road project involved constructing a full-depth asphalt roundabout, curbs, gutters, concrete approaches, sidewalks, as well as asphalt bicycle paths. INDOT specified that all of the work needed to be completed within 90 days, so E&B assembled a highly experienced team of subcontractors to help us meet the deadline.
The team included E&B subsidiary firm Specialties Company, Fleming Excavation, Workzone Traffic, C-tech, Hawk, McCrite Milling and Bertsch & Frank Associates.
Through precise scheduling and project management, the E&B-directed team:
- Established a 12,098-square yard subgrade treatment
- Placed 6,200 tons of 10” hot-mix QC/QA asphalt pavement as the roundabout’s surface • Constructed a total of 5,413 linear feet of concrete curbs and center curbs
- Built a 5,548 linear foot storm drainage system
- Installed new signage and corridor lighting
Working together, we met the customer’s deadline and opened the roundabout for motorist and pedestrian traffic.
This roundabout project improved traffic flows along the busy Union Chapel roadway and improved stormwater run-off drainage, thus creating a safer driving/pedestrian environment. Our ability to convene subcontractors and direct their efforts in a highly coordinated manner supported the project’s successful outcome.