North Cherry Street serves as a critical north/south local street within the city limits of Breese. On the eastern edge of the Central Business District, it services many prominent traffic generators such as Clintonian Plaza, Ace Hardware, Breese EMS, and is adjacent to the All Saints Academy elementary campus expansion.
The oil & chip pavement with limited storm sewer was not adequate for the increasing traffic levels. After reconstructing North Cherry Street with new PCC pavement, yearly City maintenance will be greatly reduced, and overall ride quality will be improved. The undersized storm sewer system has been upgraded to handle design storms without any potential for flooding or encroachment on the street. The sidewalk and sidewalk curb ramps were upgraded to meet ADA compliance, ensuring that students and pedestrians have safe sidewalks to use.
HMG performed design engineering & bidding and construction guidance for the project. During construction, HMG also ensured a resident project representative was on site for observation.
The project consisted of new storm sewers, PCC sidewalk, PCC pavement, ADA ramps and street reconstruction. The project was completed in early Spring, 2023.