Bloomingdale Trail and Park Rehabilitation

  • Bloomingdale Trail and Park Rehabilitation
  • Bloomingdale Trail and Park Rehabilitation


Client: Chicago Park District

Location: Chicago, IL


The City of Chicago Department of Transportation required Category 8 Professional Construction Engineering services for the Bloomingdale Trail and Park Rehabilitation. The project converted a 2.67 mile under-utilized freight railroad embankment along Bloomingdale Avenue (1800 N) from Ridgeway Avenue (3800 W) to Ashland Avenue (1600 W) to a grade-separated park and multi-use trail.

The project involved the rehabilitation and/or replacement of 38 viaduct structures, repairs to 37 embankment segments, construction of 11 ADA accessible points, construction of a multi-use path and ramps, landscaping, wayfinding and seating areas on top of the embankment. This required heavy coordination with the Chicago Park District, property owners, Chicago Transit Authority, IDOT, Canadian Pacific and Metra Railroads.

Services Provided

d’Escoto, Inc. is provided a document controls engineer as a subconsultant to Tran-Systems.

Responsibilities included:

  • Preparing monthly Construction Contract Progress Meeting minutes.
  •  Monitoring Construction Management data files to ensure that
    data entry was current and accurate
  • Logging and tracking all Subcontractor Approval Requests for design revisions
  • Assisting with tracking the Contractor’s certifications of materials, designs, and tests to assure contract specifications were met
  • Office administrative functions such as supply management and payroll
  • Assisting with the monitoring, compliance, and oversight of Prevailing Wage, Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and Section 3 requirements
  • Tracking all subcontractor letters and paperwork to ensure documentation was correctly and properly submitted
  • Maintaining documentation for contract closeout including requirements for controlled inspections, occupation or use prior to completion, extensions of time and final reporting and equipment tracking logs
  • Managing all submittals within CDOT Database as well as CDOT database reporting
  • Working on the ICORS database with quantity data entry, verification, and reporting
  • Assisting out in the field (as needed) with inspections of truck tickets for concrete pours as well as submitting reports of work assigned
  • Assisting with processing pay estimates/auditing