Current and Upcoming Projects

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.

PUBLIC NOTICE - Glenn Avenue Bridge

The Town of Normal is proposing the demolition and replacement of the bridge that carries Glenn Avenue over the North Branch of Sugar Creek, located between Franklin Avenue and Fell Avenue. The bridge was determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Whereas this project is regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and pursuant to the Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act of 1989 (Public Act 86-707) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 USC 470f), any public agency which proposes to demolish a bridge which is eligible for listing on the NRHP shall first make the bridge available for donation to any qualifying state, local, or responsible entity.

 Therefore, the Town of Normal is offering the Glenn Avenue Bridge over the North Branch of Sugar Creek to any qualifying state, local, or responsible entity, as soon as they enter into an agreement to the following conditions: Maintain the bridge and the features that give it its historic significance, and
Assume all future legal financial responsibility for the bridge, which may include an agreement to hold the Town of Normal harmless in any liability action.
The Town may cover some cost associated with moving this bridge, not to exceed the cost of demolition of this bridge. All remaining cost shall be the responsibility of the entity requesting to move the structure.

 Interested parties should send a letter, along with funding means, location of bridge placement, means of moving structure, and timetable for move. It should be noted that the bridge will be required to be moved between the end of the 2019-2020 school year and the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for McLean County Unit District No. 5.

 Letters of Interest should be sent to: 
Town of Normal Engineering Department
1 Uptown Circle
P.O. Box 589
Normal, IL 61761

Or contact Ryan Otto, Town Engineer at 309-454-9578. Typical business hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Please respond by August 2, 2019 to be considered for transferal of bridge responsibility.

Upcoming Projects

Belt Avenue Bridge Waterproofing and Resurfacing

As of 2019 the existing HMA overlay is 18 years old and is starting to leak. It is important to remove and replace the existing HMA overlay and waterproofing membrane to protect the precast deck beams that were replaced in 2001.

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.

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 repairing 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 is required to correct undersized opening. Project 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.