Park Drive Reconstruction

Owatonna, MN | Transportation

Overview

ISG worked with the City of Owatonna to reconstruct over a mile of Park Drive and helped see the project through by navigating government processes and leading community engagement efforts.


Opportunity

In order to reconstruct a section of roadway and implement new infrastructure, the City of Owatonna needed an experienced design partner with the resources to work with residents, businesses, and a rail company affected by the project.

Solution

ISG worked closely with the City of Owatonna to complete the reconstruction of just over 1 mile of Park Drive. This project followed state aid standards as it is a Municipal State Aid Street and also used the MN 429 Assessment process. This project included full reconstruction of Park Drive as a doweled concrete roadway with bituminous shoulders in an industrial park. ISG provided staking and design for the project including feasibility reports and review and modeling of all stormwater, including existing ditches, storm sewer, and tile conveyances through the project area. The project included design for a new 16-inch watermain along the roadway and realignment of a portion of the road. ISG also coordinated with the Canadian Pacific Railroad for all required permitting for utility crossings as well as all businesses along the project area, both during planning and construction.


Market News

ISG Strategically Advances Environmental Service Expertise

July 23, 2020 (Bloomington, Minnesota) – ISG, a professional design and engineering firm made a strategic advancement to expand its services by welcoming Julie Blackburn as its new Environmental Practice Group Leader, out of the firm’s Bloomington office. Joining 300+ employee-owners including a team of in-house environmental scientists, Julie, the former Governor’s appointee to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, brings over 25 years of passion for identifying environmental solutions and will guide the firm as it takes the next step in becoming an industry leader in environmental services.
Read More

ISG Named Business of the Year by Grow Cedar Valley

June 22, 2020 (Waterloo, Iowa) – Based on its growing presence in eastern Iowa and efforts to give back to the community, ISG has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from Grow Cedar Valley, an organization devoted to the growth of businesses in the region. ISG’s Waterloo office was honored as one of two businesses of the year (1-50 full-time employees), marking the firm’s growing impact in the region since expanding its footprint to Waterloo in 2018.
Read More