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Artist rendering of downtown street, tree boulevard and sidewalk

Eau Claire Hastings Way


With the construction of a new State Highway 53 bypass, Hastings Way (Business 53) was reduced from six to four lanes and downgraded to a local arterial roadway. The City and area stakeholders needed a long-term vision and master plan to revitalize the corridor.


SEH urban designers and engineers assisted the community to develop designs for a new, more attractive multimodal facility with continuous sidewalks, trails, crosswalks, and decorative streetscaping to support plans for a mixed-use, neighborhood-focused redevelopment. This project led to the redesign and reconstruction of several miles of the highway into a new multimodal urban arterial.


  • 2013 State Finalist Award, Engineering Excellence, American Council of Engineering Companies – Wisconsin Chapter

Hastings Way

Eau Claire, Wis.

City of Eau Claire


  • Two new pedestrian underpasses with plazas at each end
  • Concrete pavement
  • Improved sidewalk and pedestrian accommodations
  • Storm sewer coordination with existing storm system
  • Lift station
  • Traffic control, maintaining local access
  • New shared-use path
  • Future corridor land use plan
  • High-efficiency decorative lighting
  • Streetscape furnishings
  • Planted center medians
  • Comprehensive analysis of corridor issues and opportunities


  • Agency Coordination
  • Bidding Documents
  • Civil Engineering
  • Design Reports
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Hazardous Materials Investigation
  • Land Use Analysis and Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Lighting Design
  • Preliminary and Final Design
  • Community Engagement
  • Signalization
  • Surveying
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Design