Traffic

Olathe to Improve Capacity on 159th Street with Redesigned Intersection

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, tagged in olathe traffic control improvement

The City of Olathe, Kansas was facing capacity issues at the 159th Street and Blackbob intersection. The four-way stop was busy during typical peak hours and was even worse on weekends due to youth sports events in the area. Traffic was slow, and a new design was needed to increase flow and improve safety. Affinis […]

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 […]

The City of Olathe Improves Roadway Capacity to Support Growth

Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in 151st and Mur-Len Olathe kansas

For years, the City of Olathe, Kansas has continued to grow, adding businesses and residential areas across the community. However, the influx of residents has placed a strain on some of their infrastructure. The intersection at 151st and Mur-Len was no exception. It had regular congestion, and with growth planned to the South, the city […]

4 Reasons to Stay Within the Speed Limit

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, tagged in Tags: , , drive safely work week speeding

Last year, we introduced a new, blog series on driver safety as part of Drive Safely Work Week, which is organized by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Our first post shared details on how sleep impacts safety on the road. We followed it up with a second one on distracted driving. Today, […]

Roundabouts Improve Traffic Flow and Safety on 159th Street

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in http://affinis.us/roundabouts-improve-traffic-flow-safety-159th-street/

Prior to our 159th Street improvements between Metcalf and Nall, Blue Valley High School had been experiencing traffic congestion on 159th Street for an extended period of time. Safely making left-hand turns out of the school’s entrances during peak hours was becoming increasingly difficult. Cars were often stopped for long periods of time, forcing other […]

Intersection Study Establishes Design for 159th St. Improvements from Metcalf to Nall

Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Finished 159th Street Intersection

There were a number of key questions surrounding the improvements to 159th Street between Metcalf and Nall Ave. We worked with the City of Overland Park to determine the thoroughfare size and the best way to manage school traffic around Blue Valley High School (BVHS). To learn more about why the study was conducted and […]

The Use of Hands-Free Phones While Driving Poses Threat

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, tagged in texting while driving

Last year, we introduced a new, blog series on driver safety as part of Drive Safely Work Week, which is organized by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Our first post shared details on how sleep impacts safety on the road. Today, we’re offering information on the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted driving […]

High Mast Lighting with KDOT

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Mike McKenna
In Clients, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , highway-lighting

We’re currently partnering with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) on several highway lighting projects. Together, we’re replacing existing, weathering steel poles before they become a hazard to the public. These high mast poles are placed strategically to light interchanges and surrounding intersections. This is done to improve visibility and ultimately safety. When it comes […]

Project Spotlight: Liberty Drive Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Linda Rottinghaus
In Projects, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , , , street-liberty-drive-improvements

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 […]

159th Street Improvements Win ACEC KS Award

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Clients, Projects, Stormwater, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , http://affinis.us/159th-street-improvements-win-acec-ks-award/

We recently received an ACEC of Kansas Engineering Excellence Award for our work with the City of Overland Park on the 159th Street improvements between Quivira Road and Antioch Road. The competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of innovation, achievement and value. Completed under budget and within schedule, this complex […]