Red Arrow Highway Intersection Safety and Streetscape Improvements

Union Pier, MI

Overview

Antero Group led a project team to develop preliminary plans for the reconstruction of Red Arrow Highway, intersection safety improvements, and streetscape beautification elements through the downtown corridor. Union Pier is a lakeside community that draws several thousand summertime tourists and beachgoers annually. Located in Southwest Michigan’s Harbor Country region, Union Pier lies alongside Red Arrow Highway, a County-owned road that once served as the main thoroughfare through the region. Safety has become a concern at the main intersection where Red Arrow Highway and Union
Pier Road intersect.

  • Client

    New Buffalo Township

    Chikaming Township

  • Scope of Services

    • Project Management
    • Existing Conditions Assessment
    • Preliminary Engineering
    • Public Facilitation
    • Economic Impact Analysis
Outcomes
  • Antero Group provided the schematic and streetscape design concepts for roughly 1.3 miles along Red Arrow Highway.
  • Engaged over 200 community members, business owners, and partners in public workshops and survey administration.
  • Performed intersection traffic analysis and recommendations to optimize safety improvements at the primary intersection.
  • Conducted an economic impact analysis to quantify the financial benefit of safety and streetscape improvements to the area.