Brown County and the Village of Ashwaubenon retained Ayres to provide design and construction engineering for the publicly sensitive reconstruction project on Oneida Street from Hansen Road to Cormier Road. After gathering public input, Ayres Associates completed preliminary and final designs, assisted with bidding and negotiations, and provided construction observation.
This high-profile urban project required integrating engineering solutions with the concerns and needs of business owners, residents, the Village of Ashwaubenon, Brown County, the Green Bay Packers, and other stakeholders. Project complexities included access management and improvements, intersection movement controls, right- and left-turn lane placement, choosing between four- and six-lane configurations, and integration and coordination between the sewer and water reconstruction and the roadway reconstruction. The project included signal analysis and preparation of temporary signal timing parameters for seven major signalized intersections, along with temporary traffic signals during construction. Flashing yellow arrows were used for left-turn movements.
As part of the 1-mile project, a bridge over Dutchman Creek was rehabilitated with staged construction.
Ayres conducted several public involvement workshops and meetings with adjacent property owners, concerned citizens, and elected officials to receive input on and build consensus for the access management plans and street configuration. This effort also included small group meetings with specific property owners and significant stakeholders, such as the Green Bay Packers organization. Consensus-building efforts and context-sensitive solutions were key elements of the long-term success of this high-profile urban reconstruction project.