Current and Upcoming Projects

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Current Projects

Sugar Creek North Branch - Ph. II (College Avenue to Blair Drive)

The project consists of furnishing and installing approximately 2,300 linear feet of channel bank grading to construct a more naturalized channel cross-section along the North Branch of Sugar Creek from Blair Drive to College Avenue and all other necessary items and incidentals required to complete this project according to the plans and specifications. 

Please direct questions regarding this project to Julie Weger, Town of Normal Storm Water Technician, at (309) 275-1888.

Please watch for construction traffic entering and exiting Sugar Creek. Currently, Stark Excavating is working from Blair Drive to the west grading, shaping, and hauling out debris. 

Continued grading and shaping west of Blair Drive will take place through Friday, August 28th, weather permitting.

Eagle's Landing Multi-Use Trail

This project consists of constructing a hot-mix asphalt multi-use trail at the east end of Eagle's Landing subdivision along and between 3300 and 3400 blocks Shepard Rd. and Raab Rd.

Upcoming Projects

Franklin Avenue Bridge

Replace existing bridge over Sugar Creek on Franklin Avenue north of Virginia Avenue.

Gregory Street Culvert

Replacement of top slab on existing culvert on Gregory St. over Sugar Creek.

​Kelley Basin - Route 66 Multi-Use Trail Connection

The Route 66 Trail Connection will provide a multi-use trail link through the Historic Route 66 corridor. The proposed trail will connect from the intersection of Beech Street and Pine Street, through the historic One Normal Plaza and the Kelley Drainage Basin, to the intersection of Towanda Avenue and Shelbourne Drive. The project will utilize portions of the original Route 66 roadbed to guide trail users into Normal from the current trail terminus at Towanda and Shelbourne. It will also provide a community trailhead access and parking area for accessing the Historic Route 66 corridor.

Landmark Drive Sidewalk - College Ave. to Arborwalk Drive
This project consists of installing six foot wide sidewalk on the west side of Landmark Drive from College Avenue to Arborwalk Drive. The project includes replacing existing entrances to make them ADA compliant with the proposed sidewalk.

Route 66 Bike Trail

This project has been developed through an intergovernmental agreement between five communities along historic US Route 66. It involves the construction of a hiking and biking trail along the road’s right-of-way. Engineering for the project has been funded by state highway enhancement grant funds. A cost sharing grant has been received for this project.

FY 19-20 funding is for construction costs associated with the section of trail from south of Shirley (1.1 mi) to Funks Grove. Construction and Engineering is managed by McLean County.

FY 21-24 funding for construction costs and engineering costs for future trail sections. All projects dependent on ITEP grants which have been or will be submitted by McLean County.

Towanda Avenue Bridge (over Sugar Creek) Repairs

This project will include structural repairs to the concrete deck, repairing the concrete sidewalk, installing a new steel railing, and replacing the waterproofing system and HMA surface. The project will improve the storm sewer and drainage to minimize future deterioration due to runoff. Under the bridge the 36" sewer will be replaced, scour and erosion issues along the north abutment will be addressed by restoring the slope and armoring the slope to prevent future erosion.

This project is important to protect the structure from future damage.

Vernon Avenue Culvert

Project consists of replacing the top deck of existing culvert over North Branch Sugar Creek on Vernon Ave. just east of Linden St. to extend the service life of the culvert. Complete culvert replacement would required to increase the existing hydraulic opening of the structure. The scope of the project and geometrics may change with completion of Uptown Traffic Study and additional consideration of complete streets.

West College Avenue – White Oak Road to Rivian Motorway

The W. College Avenue pavement and curb and gutter have reached the end of their useful life and are candidates for removal and replacement. Alternative construction methods such as PCC pavement rubbilization are also being considered.