TERRA is pleased to announce the awarding of a $1.7 million Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) grant to the City of Elmwood. TERRA was instrumental in helping Elmwood secure the grant which will be used to complete the City’s downtown streetscaping project. TERRA completed the Phase I and Phase II Design of the streetscape prior to the awarding of the grant. Read the full PJ Star Article. See the CINEWSNOW interview. For information regarding ITEP and the award announcement and accompanying list please visit the ITEP Home Page.

TERRA is currently working with the City of Elmwood, Illinois to design improvements to the downtown area streetscaping as part of the City’s continued redevelopment following a devastating tornado in 2010. The project proposes an entirely new streetscape, extending from the face of curb to the property line, for six primary streets within the downtown business district.

The proposed improvements will provide more efficient, comfortable and attractive transportation routes for pedestrians, as well as beautifying the downtown area with unit paver sidewalks and ramps designed to meet current PROWAG accessibility standards, new decorative street lights and raised landscape planters. Challenged with an existing two-level sidewalk system, TERRA’s design proposes raised landscape planters to resolve some of the existing accessiblity issues by making up grade differences between the street level and finish floor elevations of the existing buildings. The project will improve pedestrian safety and mobility for visitors and shoppers in the business district while increasing the attractiveness of both local streets and state routes running through downtown Elmwood.

TERRA created this video walk-through of the proposed improvements.


TERRA is responsible for all aspects of the job.