Town of Munster, IN
The Town of Munster had been receiving numerous complaints from residents about the condition of Fran-Lin Parkway. Among the many complaints received the most common were related to the condition of the pavement and reports of local drainage problems. Robinson Engineering, Ltd. (REL) worked with Town officials/staff to develop a course of action designed to address residents’ complaints in the most cost effective manner.
Initially, soil borings were taken at various locations throughout the project limits. The soil boring report indicated that poor subgrade material in combination with a lack of drainage structures had led to the poor pavement performance. Based on the soils report REL recommended that the pavement be reconstructed with a minimum one foot undercut as well as the installation of an enclosed storm drainage system.
The project was split in to two phases due to the impending winter/construction season end. Phase I was completed Fall 2011 and included the installation of the enclosed drainage system. Phase II will occur in the Spring of 2012 and will consist of the complete reconstruction of the pavement.
Department to obtain permits/permission to construct two storm sewer out falls at Hart Ditch.