Elgin O’Hare Western Access Tollway (IL-390): Lively Blvd. to Thomas Dr.
This project extends the new IL-390 tollway from Lively Blvd. to Supreme Dr. along the current Thorndale Ave. including a new IL-390 bridge over IL-83 (Busse Rd.), 2 new toll plazas, and ITS integration. New frontage roads are being constructed along the north and south sides IL-390 for local traffic. IL-83 (Busse Rd.) is being fully reconstructed from Industrial Dr. to Mark St. Supreme Dr. and Supreme Dr. is being fully reconstructed between the new frontage roads and beyond including new full-depth pavement, drainage systems, and traffic signals. Upon completion of this work and subsequent projects along the corridor, the IL-390 project will improve travel efficiency; provide western access to O’Hare International Airport; enhance air, rail and trucking connections; and reduce congestion.
Cenex Coop Rail Spur, Baudette, MN
M Squared is providing design, survey, and construction oversight/management for a rail spur addition for Cenex Corporation in Baudette, MN. Site modifications in the field are being designed to incorporate the client’s changing needs for expanding the facility. The facility will provide propane and cyanide for a gold mine in Canada.
VentureSpace Development, Cedarburg, WI.
M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²) is working on the VentureSpace project located in the 5 Corners Business District in the Town of Cedarburg, WI. The 63 acres will be divided into four parcels; 7.2 acres for commercial condominiums; 10.9 acres along Highway 60 for retail development; 10.9 acres for self-storage units and 33.7 acres for a sports complex.
This development contains complex wetlands and requires unique engineering for stormwater because of the flat topography. Our team of engineers are developing a regional stormwater management plan for the entire 63 acres. Along with the stormwater management design, each proposed parcel will have its own unique design as they sell, which will include parking lot design, pavement analysis, building layout, landscaping and drainage to the regional facilities.
Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Reconstruction: Mile Long Bridge- Cook County, IL.
M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²) is providing hydraulic engineering for this urban freeway bridge construction project. The project replaces the existing Mile Long Bridge over the des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the I&M Canal, the CN Railroad and the BSNF Railroad yard. M² is tasked with providing stormwater management, drainage design, and river hydraulic analysis for three rivers. Complex drainage hydraulics was required to evaluate repetitive flooding concerns.
STH 158 from I-94 to STH 32 in Kenosha, WI.
M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²) provided construction management services for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s two projects on STH 158 from I-94 to STH 32 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The work performed included overseeing construction, interpreting plans, specifications and special provisions. Inspection included asphalt milling, concrete base patching and HMA pavement, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, signing and pavement marking. The project was completed at the end of 2015.
US Route 150 – Morton, IL (IDOT)
The project will improve US Route 150 beginning at Urbandale Avenue, in East Peoria to Detroit Avenue, in Morton, Illinois. These improvements will increase the two-lane rural highway to a three-lane urban highway. M Squared Engineering (M²) is responsible for the Location Drainage Study for this 6.0 mile corridor. Some site challenges include the meandering Dempsey Creek, located in a 40-50 foot deep ravine throughout the entire corridor.
Below is a partial listing of projects.
STH 181 Construction Management – Cedarburg, WI (WisDOT)
M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²) provided construction management services along STH 181 from Western Ave to Bridge Street in Cedarburg. Work performed includes overseeing construction, interpreting plans, specifications, and special provisions. Inspection includes drainage, sub-grade, gravel base, concrete curb and gutter, concrete pavement, roundabout development and performed survey volume verification. The project was completed in January of 2013.
IH-94 N-S Freeway: CTH C Interchange & Ramps (WisDOT)
M Squared Engineering, LLC provided construction management / inspection services in administering the construction contract. Work performed includes interpreting plans, specifications, and special provisions. Inspection includes drainage, sub-grade, gravel base, concrete, curb and gutter, base course asphalt, concrete pavement, electrical and performing survey construction verification.
High-Speed Rail – Watertown to Madison (WisDOT)
M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²) has been involved in numerous railroad and railway projects throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. This was the first cross-state corridor project with a new rail system. Unique site challenges, accelerated schedules, and project design constraints have presented quite a challenge to not only the M² team but to the entire project team. Under this contract awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, M² partnered with HNTB and 16 other smaller firms and will perform a hydraulic analysis for all of the bridge crossings and the drainage crossings within the floodway. The time line for M²’s portion of the project was tightened due to delays in processing the original contract and the need to first have all of the bridges alongside the existing railroad built.
USH 41 Reconstruction – Brown County, WI (WisDOT)
M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²) worked with HNTB on the USH 41 Reconstruction Project (Preliminary and Final Engineering). This project connects the Chicago-Milwaukee metropolitan area with the Fox River Valley industrial area and recreational areas of northeastern Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Increasing demands on USH 41 call for expansion from a four-lane divided arterial freeway to six lanes in Brown County from Orange Lane to Glory Road. During the Preliminary Engineering phase, M² completed SSR hydraulic analyses for five bridge crossings over Ashwaubenon and Hemlock Creeks. In addition, hydrologic analysis was performed by M² to verify FEMA flow values.
Family Dollar Development – Oshkosh, WI
M Squared Engineering (M²) was retained to develop a site in Oshkosh by a Florida developer. M² surveying services for this site included an ALTA survey, topographic survey, and developing easements. Our design services included grading, stormwater, pavement design, landscaping, erosion control, and utility plans. Site detail sheets and construction specifications will also be required.
STH 60 Highway Construction (WisDOT)
M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²) provided construction management services for the STH 60 project in Jackson Wisconsin. Work performed includes interpreting plans, specifications, and special provisions. Inspection included drainage, sub-grade, gravel base, concrete, curb and gutter, base course asphalt, concrete pavement, electrical and performing survey construction verification. This project was completed in December of 2012.
Wisconsin State Park Shower Buildings – Various Sites, WI (WDNR)
M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²) designed flush toilet/shower buildings for three State Park facilities. M2 developed the templates for use in the replacement of flush toilet/shower facilities throughout the Wisconsin State Park system. The design included the septic system and environmental considerations. M2 also provided construction management for these projects.