Barber Street Extension
This project provided a much-needed connection between residential areas, an expanded commuter rail station, and the industrial commercial areas of the city. The 1,500-foot-long extension crossed a wetlands area and the historic Seely Ditch, and added multimodal improvements, including bike lanes and sidewalks.
During construction, OBEC’s project team found that the soil was susceptible to large secondary consolidation settlement. To mitigate the issue, soft fill materials were over-excavated and replaced with competent base rock.
Thanks to early design reviews, design collaboration with City staff, and conscientious construction management, OBEC delivered the essential urban facility $170,000 under the authorized construction budget.