In 2012, the SRF team was awarded the multi-million dollar final design of the Lindau Lane Grade Separation – the lead agency is the City of Bloomington. As part of their plans for the South Loop District, the City is initiating two transportation components to support their vision: the TH 77 to Lindau Lane Ramp Safety Improvement and the Lindau Lane Grade Separation between the TH 77 Ramps and 24th Avenue. This project includes the roadway, structural, utility, and urban design elements, which was constructed in two seasons. The project on Lindau Lane separates pedestrian and vehicular access to the Mall of America from the through traffic on the roadway.
Watch the video. On-Site with SRF: Bloomington Lindau Lane Grade Separation
Key project issues that the team addressed include:
AutoCAD Civil 3D was used to prepare construction plans for the roadway reconstruction, retaining walls, tunnel, storm sewer, and utilities. The design team identified ways to expedite construction and minimize impacts to local roadways, parking lots, and mall operations.
The SRF team delivered a design that was bid significantly below the budgeted cost. We also assisted the City with construction activities and management during the 2013 and 2014 construction seasons.
American Council of Engineering Companies – Minnesota Engineering Excellence Grand Award, 2016
City of Bloomington, Minnesota