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.
- 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.