16 Great Projects from Affinis’s 16 YearsPosted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
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The last 16 years have been sweet. We’ve worked on everything from residential streets to large scale levee inspections. While we’ve grown and changed since we first opened our doors, our commitment to moving communities forward remains the same.
To commemorate the long history with many of our clients, we’ll be sharing a project for each of the years we’ve been in business. Take a look at some of the work we did in our first eight years below. Check back next week for the next eight years.
Weatherby Lake Dam
Jefferson Street (Route 33), Kearney, Missouri
This project began with a traffic study, which was used to help the city pass a bond issue to fund the construction of the 1.5-mile arterial widening. The new design added a continuous left-turn lane through the corridor. Five-foot sidewalks, landscaping, and decorative lighting were used to accent the character of the older part of downtown. An in-depth public involvement program was a significant part of the project.
Blackwell Road Improvements, Landsford Road to Legacy Park, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
This 0.75-mile thoroughfare improvement project widened the existing 2-lane, open-ditch road to three lanes. Access management and traffic control were critical items. In addition, intersection traffic control methods, including a traffic signal and roundabout, were considered at the Blackwell Road/Langsford Road intersection. Alternative intersections at Blackwell Road/Chipman Road were also evaluated to choose between a stop-controlled and roundabout intersection.
Overland Park Residential Street Program, Overland Park, Kansas
Affinis has completed the design of numerous residential street improvement programs for the City of Overland Park, Kansas from 1990 to 2010. The projects have been funded with city, Stormwater Management Advisory Council (SMAC), and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Some have included interlocal agreements with other cities.
The program has reconstructed open-ditch residential streets to full-depth pavement with curb and gutters, storm sewers, streetlights, signing, sidewalks, and landscaping. We have been responsible for nearly 120,000 linear feet of improvements with total construction costs of more than $32 million. The key to success with these programs has been communication with residents. Over the years, we have been asked hundreds of questions and used innovative techniques to provide answers.