Memorial Hospital Site Design, Carthage, Illinois
PSBA provided Site Civil Design Engineering Services to Hart Freeland Roberts, Inc. (HFR) from Kansas City, architects for the new Carthage Memorial Hospital. These improvements were designed in 2007 and constructed in 2008.
The new Carthage Memorial Hospital was developed on a parcel acquired in the southeast quadrant of the IL-336 & US-136 interchange at the east edge of Carthage. The new not-for-profit hospital replaces the existing facility, which was re-configured as a nursing home. The new Memorial Hospital is an 18 bed general medical / surgical facility offering inpatient, outpatient and imagery services.
PSBA civil site design services included fire flow pressure study to determine the flow and pressure available at this site located at the eastern edge of the existing Carthage water distribution system.
PSBA site design services included site grading plans, sanitary sewer and water main extensions, paving plans, storm drainage system, storm water run-off and management plans, and helipad.
The site plans were included in the total plan set developed by HFR.
PSBA also prepared sketch plans for future additions of medical office buildings and related site improvements.
The hospital site was developed on a cultivated, poorly drained site adjacent to a borrow pit used to construct the IL-336 interchange. The poorly drained, organic silt native soils provided constructability issues included in the final design to accommodate site grading, drainage and pavements.
Site development included 12” water mains, 8” sanitary sewers, 8” concrete pavement for truck and main access drive and asphalt parking lots for nearly 160 vehicles.