Gear Street Reconstruction

Gear Street Reconstruction


WHKS designed pavement and utility improvements to Gear Street, allowing it to be used as a detour route during improvements to US 20. The project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The project included:

  • Reconstruction of pavement section and replacement with new asphalt, including vertical profile changes
  • Geometric improvements at intersections
  • Addition of curb and gutter and storm sewer improvements
  • Driveway and sidewalk access improvements and adjustments to existing properties
  • Storm sewer improvements
  • Water main reconstruction and adjustments
  • Final landscaping and restoration of disturbed surfaces
  • Construction of new sidewalk in the rural section

The project was designed and constructed in accordance with Illinois Department of Transportation Standards.


  • Survey
  • Street, utility, storm sewer and geometric design
  • Permitting
  • Utility coordination
  • Construction observation and administration


Gear Street is currently being used a detour route during the reconstruction of US 20. The alternate route serves local traffic and visitors in a busy Midwest tourist destination.