Village of Elk Grove Village

J.F. Kennedy Boulevard over Salt Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

Connecting Community

The J.F. Kennedy Boulevard Bridge carries 4 lanes of traffic and 2 sidewalks over Salt Creek and is located between two schools. Many in the community use the bridge on a daily basis to walk to and from the schools. Previously, ornamental fences on the sidewalk separated the pedestrians and the traffic on each side of the bridge, but were not crashworthy. ­The new concrete wall and ornamental railings provide pedestrians with a sense of separation from the vehicular traffic.

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Rehabilitation and Improved Aesthetics

Civiltech provided the Village with Phase I and II engineering services to improve the pedestrian facilities and lighting on the bridge, as well as to improve the aesthetics of the bridge. Civiltech performed a detailed inspection of the bridge including a deck delamination survey and underwater inspection of the pier in the channel. Due to the age of the expansion joints and evidence of water seeping through to the substructure as well as the failure of the paint system on the existing beams and presence of rust, it was determined that the joints should be replaced and beams be cleaned and repainted in order to extend the service life of the bridge. Phase I tasks included the preparation of a Bridge Condition Report as well as a Type, Size, and Location Plan, both of which were approved by the IDOT Bridge Office.

Efficiency in Phase III

Civiltech also provided Phase III Construction Engineering services. The project was let through the IDOT system and followed the IDOT documentation process. The Phase III team kept all of the neighborhood schools, churches, parks, and residents well informed regarding work activities during construction and provided efficient maintenance of traffic.

This Project Incorporates the Following:

  • New bridge railings for safety and aesthetics
  • Improved pedestrian facilities
  • IDOT documentation
  • Neighborhood coordination and communication
  • Maintenance of traffic

Scope of Services

  • Bridge Inspection
  • Bridge Condition Report
  • Type, Size, and Location Plans
  • Bridge Load Rating
  • Preparation of Contract Plans and Specifications
  • Resident Engineering
  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Layout
  • Bridge Construction Inspection
  • Construction Documentation
  • Coordination and Public Involvement
  • Interagency Coordination
  • QC/QA Material Testing

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