Current and Upcoming Projects
West College Avenue – White Oak Road to Rivian Motorway
The W. College Avenue pavement and curb and gutter have reached the end of their useful life and are candidates for removal and replacement. Alternative construction methods such as PCC pavement rubbilization are also being considered.
Gregory Street Culvert
Replacement of top slab on existing culvert on Gregory St. over Sugar Creek, and improvements of the creek itself. Also includes the replacement of the south pedestrian bridge, and installation of a north pedestrian bridge to provide access to the Carter Harris Building from Cardinal Court.
Kelley Basin - Route 66 Multi-Use Trail Connection
The Route 66 Trail Connection will provide a multi-use trail link through the Historic Route 66 corridor. The proposed trail will connect from the intersection of Beech Street and Pine Street, through the historic One Normal Plaza and the Kelley Drainage Basin, to the intersection of Towanda Avenue and Shelbourne Drive. The project will utilize portions of the original Route 66 roadbed to guide trail users into Normal from the current trail terminus at Towanda and Shelbourne. It will also provide a community trailhead access and parking area for accessing the Historic Route 66 corridor.
Intermittent Lane Closures of Eastbound Shelbourne Drive and Southbound Towanda Avenue, near the intersection, may be in effect during construction hours of 7.am. to 5 p.m.
Landmark Drive Sidewalk - College Ave. to Arborwalk Drive
This project consists of installing six foot wide sidewalk on the west side of Landmark Drive from College Avenue to Arborwalk Drive. The project includes replacing existing entrances to make them ADA compliant with the proposed sidewalk.
Eagle's Landing Multi-Use Trail
This project consists of constructing a hot-mix asphalt multi-use trail at the east end of Eagle's Landing subdivision along and between 3300 and 3400 blocks Shepard Rd. and Raab Rd.
Route 66 Bike Trail
This project has been developed through an intergovernmental agreement between five communities along historic US Route 66. It involves the construction of a hiking and biking trail along the road’s right-of-way. Engineering for the project has been funded by state highway enhancement grant funds. A cost sharing grant has been received for this project.
FY 19-20 funding was for construction costs associated with the section of trail from south of Shirley (1.1 mi) to Funks Grove. Construction and Engineering was managed by McLean County.
FY 21-24 funding for construction costs and engineering costs for future trail sections. All projects dependent on ITEP grants which have been or will be submitted by McLean County. This is associated with lengths of the trail between Towanda - Lexington, and Funk's Grove - McLean.
Towanda Avenue Bridge (over Sugar Creek) Repairs
This project will include structural repairs to the concrete deck, repairing the concrete sidewalk, installing a new steel railing, and replacing the waterproofing system and HMA surface. The project will improve the storm sewer and drainage to minimize future deterioration due to runoff. Under the bridge the 36" sewer will be replaced, scour and erosion issues along the north abutment will be addressed by restoring the slope and armoring the slope to prevent future erosion.
This project is important to protect the structure from future damage.
The outside northbound lane of Towanda Avenue, and the sidewalk on the east side of Towanda Avenue is closed at this location, and is scheduled to be opened at the end of construction by October 18, 2021, weather permitting.
Sugar Creek North Branch - Ph. II (College Avenue to Blair Drive)
The project consists of furnishing and installing approximately 2,300 linear feet of channel bank grading to construct a more naturalized channel cross-section along the North Branch of Sugar Creek from Blair Drive to College Avenue and all other necessary items and incidentals required to complete this project according to the plans and specifications.
Please direct questions regarding this project to Julie Weger, Town of Normal Storm Water Technician, at (309) 275-1888.
Currently the project's construction is complete, and it is being maintained to ensure stability of the channel following the construction.
Franklin Avenue Bridge
Replace existing bridge over Sugar Creek on Franklin Avenue north of Virginia Avenue.
Vernon Avenue Culvert
Project consists of replacing the top deck of existing culvert over North Branch Sugar Creek on Vernon Ave. just east of Linden St. to extend the service life of the culvert. Complete culvert replacement would required to increase the existing hydraulic opening of the structure. The scope of the project and geometrics may change with completion of Uptown Traffic Study and additional consideration of complete streets.
Pedestrian Railroad Crossing
Engineering and Construction of a pedestrian crossing of the railroad tracks in Uptown adjacent to the Uptown Station linking the north side of the tracks to the south side. This project will increase access across the tracks and promote economic development.