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Success Story | Foth Uses Digital Engineering to Deliver Large Infrastructure Project in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States  Project Located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, University Avenue is a six-lane divided highway supporting more than 20,000 vehicles per day. Built over 60 years ago, the corridor was suffering from deteriorated pavement, a high crash rate, and inefficient traffic operations, as well as lacking pedestrian and bicycle accommodations. To improve roadway conditions and traffic flow, provide non-vehicular access, and spur economic growth, Cedar Falls initiated a USD 38.9 million revitalization. Foth was hired to develop a comprehensive transportation plan for the roadway, from preliminary engineering through final design and construction. Faced with technical, engineering, and coordination challenges—compounded by aggressive timelines and intense public involvement—the organization required integrated digital applications to meet city and stakeholder demands. Solution Foth created multidiscipline 3D models and analyzed numerous design alternatives to deliver a “living street” that strengthened the local economy. The project team established an open, connected data environment to store, manage, and share data and information among the geographically dispersed offices and engineering teams. Using 3D BIM technology and visualization applications, Foth met city planning requirements while effectively fostering public engagement to gain buy-in for its innovative conceptual design, which includes roundabouts and

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