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Lake Forest Central Business District Multi-Use Path

Lake Forest, Illinois

Market Sector

Surface Transportation

Type

Construction

Services Provided

Construction Management

Region

Americas
PHOTO CREDIT: BLUEPRINT22 PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO CREDIT: BLUEPRINT22 PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO CREDIT: BLUEPRINT22 PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO CREDIT: BLUEPRINT22 PHOTOGRAPHY

T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) provided engineering design and construction engineering services for the new Central Business District Multi-Use Path for the City of Lake Forest in Illinois.

The multiuse path offers a key connection to the Lake Forest Metra Station, a major regional transit hub and a central location for community groups, jogging and bicycling clubs, and community events. The 0.5-mile path also closes a critical gap in the Robert McClory Bike Path, a 26.5-mile-long biking facility in Lake County, Illinois.

Project Highlights:

  • TYLI initiated a community involvement process to assess public needs and present project details for each phase of design development.
  • Existing utilities were assessed to identify a preferred path alignment to minimize utility conflicts.
  • A Streetscape Plan was developed that enhances the city’s Central Business District.
  • TYLI’s construction engineering team included personnel from the design phases to ensure construction was in accordance with the contract documents.
  • Close coordination with the city minimized impacts on surrounding business and residential communities.
  • The shared-use path improves safety by separating path users from automobile traffic within the Metra Station parking lot.
  • Aesthetic landscaping draws inspiration from the adjacent Market Square and the historic Lake Forest train station.