Author Archives: Kristen Leathers

Prairie Village Promotes Walkability with Road Diet

Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by
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The community along Mission Road between 71st and 75th Street is often recognized for its walkability. With shops, schools, restaurants, and parks nearby, it is a highly sought-after neighborhood for homeowners. As traffic continued to increase along this stretch, pedestrian safety became a concern for the City of Prairie Village, Kansas with so many walking or […]

Rejuvenating Communities Through Street Reconstruction

Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by
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Our residential street team has a proven reputation for developing practical, quality designs that rebuild, rehabilitate, and rejuvenate neighborhoods. When aging infrastructure is worn out, it’s our job to make it new again and fix things that may not have worked well in the original design. These projects are an opportunity to: Improve an infrastructure’s […]

Introducing Middle School Students to Engineering

Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by
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Jami Phipps, an algebra teacher at Kearney Junior High School, focuses on building interest in engineering among female middle school students. She works closely with Kearney High School’s well-established Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program, which offers a variety of courses designed to introduce students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering. To connect students […]

Wolf Creek Parkway Wins ACEC Award

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by
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Our work with the City of Basehor, Kansas on Wolf Creek Parkway between 155th and 158th Streets was recently awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas. Prior to receiving the award, it was already a win for our client, as it was completed 10 months ahead of schedule and five percent under […]

Precast Concrete Pavement

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by
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Precast concrete pavement is an old tool making some fresh waves in the Kansas City area. We recently hosted Tim Sylvester, founder of Integrated Roadways, for a lunch and learn. He shared with us and our clients the uses, installation, and future capabilities of precast pavement. Precast concrete pavement has been installed in a handful […]

Safety Improved on Somerset Drive for City of Prairie Village, Kansas

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by
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The City of Prairie Village wanted to improve driver and pedestrian safety on Somerset Drive between Nall Avenue and Roe Avenue, including the intersection at Nall. They hired our team to help them achieve their goals, which included: Improving driver and pedestrian safety Eliminating driver confusion Providing pedestrian access Driver Safety Somerset Drive serves as […]

Residential Street Improvements Crucial to Kansas City Neighborhood Revitalization

Posted on Sunday, March 17th, 2013 by
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Our design team has reconstructed more than 40 miles of residential streets in the Kansas City metro area and each project ends with an opportunity for a community to improve. Recently, we designed the 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program for Overland Park, Kansas and Residential Street Group III Improvements in […]