Bethany Road, an arterial street in the City of DeKalb, had become congested and was exhibiting deteriorating pavement and poor drainage conditions. In response, the City of DeKalb proceeded with the improvement of Bethany Road using federal transportation and local funds. The project generally consisted of widening the existing two-lane pavement to four lanes with left turn lanes on two intersecting streets, resurfacing, adding curb and gutter, new storm sewers and new traffic signals at the Commerce Drive and Greenwood Acres Drive intersection. Also, because the DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study identified Bethany Road as a bike corridor, an 8’ wide bike path was constructed on the South side along the entire length of the project.
The removal and replacement of the Bethany Road bridge over the South Branch of the Kishwaukee River generally consists of bridge removal, new bridge construction, pier and abutment construction, approach slab, pavement removal and construction, embankment, shoulders, guardrail installation, stage construction, temporary signals, landscaping and other incidental work.
WBK provided Phase I, II and III (construction observation) services on the Bethany Road and Bridge Improvement project.