Author Archives: Linda Rottinghaus

USACE Protects 27,000 Residences with Large Scale Levee Raise

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 by
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In 1993, flooding caused water to reach to top of the levees in Kansas City. To protect businesses and residences from future floods, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has embarked on the process of raising 60 miles of levees along the Kansas river, as well as a small section of the Missouri […]

Design-Build Project with Kansas City, MO Creates Safe Path for Local Kids

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 by
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Residents in Kansas City, Missouri were concerned about their children’s safety, as they walked to school. The sidewalk along Holmes was not complete, and in many cases, it was bordered by a deep storm drainage ditch. Residents; Jolie Justus, a council member; and Crestivew Elementary School worked together to secure funding for the project. Musselman […]

Moving Grain Valley Forward

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 by
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Route AA from Eagles Parkway to Walnut Street in Grain Valley, Missouri was congested with limited access for pedestrians and bicyclists. The city wanted to connect two commercial areas and accommodate a variety of users to support economic development. In this video, the City of Grain Valley, Missouri shares how the new improvements offer benefits to […]

Presidential Trail Keeps Residents Moving

Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 by
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The Truman Farm Home property and Longview Lake are both popular destinations in Grandview, Missouri. However, despite their close proximity to several neighborhoods, residents could only reach them by car. The city wanted to connect the two sites and make them more accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists. While Longview Lake had an existing loop trail […]

Project Spotlight: Liberty Drive Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by
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Affinis designed improvements to Liberty Drive from South Ridge Avenue to West Mill Street. The Liberty Drive Improvements project involved: Reconstructing, milling, and overlaying the pavement; Adding or replacing curb and gutter and sidewalk; Adding bicycle lanes and connections through the corridor; Retaining wall construction to help save backyards and utilities and make room for […]

Affinis Co-Workers Gain Envision Certification

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 by
In Culture, Sustainability, tagged in Tags: , ,
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This summer, five Affinis co-workers received Envision certification. This program was created by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), which was founded by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It was developed to maintain a sustainability rating system for civil […]

Using the Complete Street Policy to Make Route AA Safer

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by
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Affinis designed improvements to approximately 2,200 feet of Route AA (Main Street) from Eagles Parkway to Walnut Street in Grain Valley, Missouri. Because the project received federal funds and a Sustainable Places grant, we followed the Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) Complete Street policy. With this funding, our design must provide safe and convenient travel for […]

Project Spotlight: Improvements to Business M-7

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by
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Damaged sidewalks and a lack of ADA-accessible ramps at intersections along Business M-7, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri were negatively impacting walkability. We were tasked with improving sections of the street that were failing and curbs that were crumbling. Our team made a number of changes to make this stretch of Business M-7 safer for residents: […]

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 […]