Projects

Roe Avenue Improvements Form Final Connection in Multi-Year Program

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 by Levi Cole
In Projects, Transportation Engineering, tagged in prairie village cars program roe avenue

Prairie Village’s CARS program focuses on the rehabilitation of collector and arterial streets. For the last several years, we’ve worked together to improve segments of Roe Ave as part of this effort. For the 2019 project, the city decided to update the area between 63rd and 75th Streets. This aging stretch of roadway is adjacent […]

City of Olathe Increases Accessibility Around High School

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 by Mike McKenna
In Projects, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in intersection traffic olathe

The City of Olathe, KS was faced with aging infrastructure at a key intersection near Olathe South High School (OSHS). They needed to replace the existing traffic signal at 151st and Lennox and decided to make the area ADA compliant and add pedestrian crossings at the same time. Working closely with the city, our team […]

Moving Edgerton Forward

Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 by Peggy Amor
In Clients, Projects, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Edgerton Video

The City of Edgerton, Kansas is focused on moving their community forward through economic development. Over the years, they’ve done this through strategic partnerships and infrastructure investment. In 2018, Kubota, an international manufacturer, approached the city about expanding their warehouses. Based on the city’s projections, they knew the existing gravel roadways wouldn’t be sufficient. They […]

Johnson County Delivers Signature Park Experience

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 by John Spell
In Projects, Stormwater, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , MeadowBrk-Websize-2618_1290

Johnson County Parks and Recreation (JCRPD) wanted to deliver a new signature park experience to residents. The fast-growing populations in Prairie Village, Overland Park, and Leawood would all benefit from a park, but there weren’t many large greenspaces available. Several years ago, JCPRD was presented with a unique public/private partnership. The plan was to transform […]

Part II: 16 Great Projects from Affinis’s 16 Years

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Projects, tagged in 159 Quivira to Antioch 2

To commemorate our 16th anniversary, we’re sharing a project for each of the years we’ve been in business. Last week, we featured some from our first eight years. Today, you’ll find examples of our work from 2009 to 2016 below. 2009 Levee Inspections, United States Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District 2010 I-470 View […]

16 Great Projects from Affinis’s 16 Years

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Projects, tagged in 470 50 interchange

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 […]

Relief Well Maintenance

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jason Davis
In Projects, Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , , , , http://affinis.us/relief-well-maintenance/

Relief wells are constructed to provide pressure relief caused by floodwaters at the landward toe of the levee. Excessive pressure at the landward toe of a levee can cause sand boils to develop. When this occurs, levee material moves (called piping). If enough material is piped from the foundation, a direct path can be created, […]

Silt Buildup Surveys at Weatherby Lake

Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Robert Ubben
In Projects, Surveying, tagged in Tags: , , Affinis Survey Team at Weatherby Lake

A lake may seem resistant to change, but hard rain events and construction activities taking place upstream can adversely affect its shorelines, capacity, and eco-system more than you may expect. Silt and mud will always accumulate at the points where tributaries feed water into the lake. However, seasons with extreme amounts of rain or construction […]

Project Spotlight: Meadowbrook Country Club Master Plan

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by John Spell
In Projects, tagged in http://affinis.us/meadowbrook-master-plan/

Affinis partnered with Landworks Studio (LWS) on a master plan for the former Meadowbrook Country Club in Prairie Village, Kansas. Half of the former golf course is being developed into a county park. LWS worked on the park’s design, while Affinis was responsible for verifying its feasibility in terms of logistics and budget. The remaining property […]

Qualifying for KDOT Access Management Funding

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Mike McKenna
In Clients, Projects, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , KDOT access management plan

As areas experience economic growth, they often discover they need to make changes to their existing roadways. Systems that once worked may no longer be effective. To help with access management, KDOT is now taking a proactive approach. They are encouraging cities and counties to put an access management plan in place with the introduction […]