Affinis Client, Pleasant Hill, Earns Top Honor

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by
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Mark Randall, City Administrator at Pleasant Hill, is someone I have come to know through several projects Affinis has worked on in Pleasant Hill.

It was a treat to attend the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) luncheon and see Mark receive recognition as a regional leader. He is a great advocate for his city – taking advantage of all of the funding sources available to make the best use of resources as well as staying connected to projects that are important to helping Pleasant Hill grow, like ushering the KATY Trail connection project to completion. Yet Mark has a broader view, he supports regional development and initiatives plus is an advocate for sustainable progress through a variety of committees at MARC.

Congratulations Mark! You can see the video played about Mark during the awards lunch here.

Our specific experience with Pleasant Hill includes several projects where Mark’s influence was felt, he worked diligently to bring the KATY Trail to Pleasant Hill and it was good to be a part of the city’s master planning effort to make that happen. On the street projects that connect to downtown he was there to oversee that the historic elements of downtown were carried through.

Trail Master Plan: For the design and construction of Phase II, Affinis provided topographic survey; legal descriptions; structural design for retaining walls; storm drainage design; pavement marking and signing; construction traffic control; and construction administration.

Street Inventory: All streets in the city were inventoried and rated in accordance to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Paver” program. Once the ratings were complete, Affinis developed a prioritized maintenance program. Recommendations for improvements to each street were made and a five-year improvement program was established.

Route 7 & Country Club Drive Intersection Improvements with Traffic Signal: With the added development along Missouri Route 7 and expansion of the schools along Country Club Drive, traffic volumes continue to increase at the intersection. A right turn lane was designed on Country Club Drive to handle the added traffic. To accommodate the pedestrian traffic, pedestrian signals were designed along with the traffic signals.

Business M-7 Improvements: The walkability of this neighborhood was deteriorating due to damaged sections of sidewalks and lack of ADA-accessible ramps at the intersections. This project was designed following MoDOT’s LPA requirements and resurfaced 0.8-miles of Business M-7.

Route 7 Widening: Missouri Route 7 was originally a two-lane roadway with open ditches. Three projects were designed to widen Route 7 to three-lanes to provide a center turn lane, add sidewalks and an enclosed drainage system from Sugarland Drive south to Timber Street.  These projects, constructed in the early 2000’s, were our first collaborations with the City of Pleasant Hill.

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