Fairchild Street Tunnel Replacement

After 95 years of service, the City of Danville, IL, has decided to replace the Fairchild Street subway tunnel, selecting Benesch to prepare contract plans and specifications. This heavily-used underpass, which serves a diverse mix of residential, commercial and industrial users, is located beneath two active railroads. After recently completing Phase I feasibility efforts, including a Value Planning study and extensive public outreach, Benesch is now leading Phase II design and construction planning. The $17 million project will include a new bridge overpass including drainage, lighting and aesthetic improvements, as well as pedestrian-friendly sidewalk upgrades and a new bicycle path.