Safety and traffic flow has been improved through the Bus Circulation Enhancement Project at the Museum of Science and Industry’s Group Center drop off area, which is heavily used by school buses dropping off students. The new traffic flow configuration improves pedestrian safety by establishing an efficient traffic ingress/egress pattern and an organized parking and staging area. Permeable pavers used in the project double as a sustainable stormwater management system component. The Museum of Science and Industry is the only Chicago museum to incorporate this innovative and sustainable method of stormwater management into its facilities.
As engineer for the project, Stanley Consultants provided documentation for the federal grant process, coordinated between the multiple entities involved in the project, and provided detailed design and contract documents for the project renovation, permeable pavement system, and new trash enclosure.