Thomas Rose Industrial Park, LaPorte, Indiana

Thomas Rose Industrial Park is a 100+ acre site expansion of an existing Industrial Park in the City of LaPorte, Indiana.

The site design included roadways suitable for heavy truck traffic, as well as City water and sanitary sewer services. The stormwater system was designed with “Green” in mind, providing rain gardens and native plantings for bio-swales interspersed along much of the roadway drainage system. The Industrial Park expansion also includes a newly constructed railroad spur which can be expanded to meet the needs of future tenants.

Phase 1 construction is nearly complete and included installing approximately 6,530 lineal feet of sanitary sewer trunk sanitary sewer, approximately 7,220 lineal feet of 16-inch ductile iron water main that completed a critical loop in the water transmission system, two steel casings under the Norfolk Southern Railroad to carry the underground utilities, connection of the new water main to the several existing potable water main dead ends at several locations to improve the flow in the potable water system and replacement of an existing asphalt street. The sanitary sewer trunk line construction allowed the City to retire an ageing sanitary sewer pumping station.

Phase 1 work also included construction of a new 1600-foot access roadway with concrete ribbon curb to allow storm water from the roadway to drain directly into drainage swales and rain gardens, construction of landscaping features, a retention basin, and adding acceleration/ deceleration lanes to an existing asphalt truck route to provide more efficient traffic flow along a busy street.

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