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Cascade Avenue Reconstruction

Challenge

Heavy traffic and a large number of student pedestrians along Cascade Avenue in the University of Wisconsin – River Falls were creating safety issues.

Solution

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.

Awards

  • 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)

Project
Cascade Avenue Reconstruction

Location
River Falls, Wisconsin

Client
City of River Falls

Features

  • Reconstruction of the street and underground utilities
  • 2 roundabouts
  • Retaining walls
  • Stormwater infiltration features
  • Right-of-way acquisition
  • Commuter parking lot adjacent to the corridor
  • Extensive public involvement for students and the public

Services

  • Road and street design
  • Roundabout design
  • Signal design
  • Traffic calming