Heavy traffic and a large number of student pedestrians along Cascade Avenue in the University of Wisconsin – River Falls were creating safety issues.
The campus thoroughfare was reconstructed to include key crossing locations with pedestrian refuges, improved lighting and signalizations as well as two roundabouts to improve traffic flow and safety.
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Reconstruction of the street and underground utilities
Stormwater infiltration features
Commuter parking lot adjacent to the corridor
Extensive public involvement for students and the public
Project of the Year Award | American Public Works Association – Minnesota Chapter (APWA – MN)
Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award | American Council of Engineering Companies of WI (ACEC – WI)
Cascade Avenue Reconstruction
River Falls, Wis.
City of River Falls
Road and Street Design