New Roadway Serves as Gateway to Community
Orange Prairie Road is a new, principAL arterial – "complete street" facility located in Peoria. It extends over 2.9 miles and serves as a gateway to the city from the surrounding region.
The project showcases "green infrastructure" elements, created natural habitat, landscaped boulevards, pedestrian, bicycle, and bus transit facilities.
The City of Peoria selected the Farnsworth Group Team to provide Phase I and II engineering and design services including right-of-way plats and acquisition services for the approximately 2.9-mile extension of Orange Prairie Road from US 150 (War Memorial Drive) to the intersection of IL 91 and Grange Hall Road (CH D-32).
The newly constructed extension provides a new four-lane principal arterial and reconstructed intersection at IL 91 and Grange Hall Road using sustainable planning and design features, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and landscape utilizing native trees and plantings to fulfill Peoria’s goal of designing and constructing a "complete street" that will bring growth and development by creating access to new lands as well as serving as the Gateway into northwest Peoria.
This project was completed on an extreme fast track schedule. As such, intense and significant coordination and communication was required with the City, Department of Transportation, County, Public, permitting agencies, utilities, and other project stakeholders to meet the project schedule.