Traffic

4 Reasons to Stay Within the Speed Limit

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Lee Baer
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 Ryan Fleming
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 Lee Baer
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 […]

Operation Green Light Improves Traffic Flow in the Metro

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Lee Baer
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in traffic equipment

Did you know there is a program in Kansas City that works to reduce unnecessary delays, improve traffic flow, and reduce emissions that contribute to ozone pollution? Operation Green Light (OGL) does so by creating and directing an arterial management system for the metro area. There are a number of entities involved with OGL. These include […]

High Mast Lighting with KDOT

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Lee Baer
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 Les Hamilton
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 Ryan Fleming
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 […]

Wolf Creek Parkway Presented Award at ACEC Ceremony

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Ryan Fleming
In Accolades, Clients, Streets, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in http://affinis.us/wolf-creek-parkway-presented-award-acec-ceremony/

Our work with the City of Basehor, Kansas on Wolf Creek Parkway between 155th and 158th Streets was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas at the Engineering Excellence Award ceremony this week. This award recognizes innovative and outstanding examples of engineering excellence. That being said, this particular project was a win for […]

Rejuvenating Communities Through Street Reconstruction

Posted on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by Kristen Leathers
In Stormwater, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , http://affinis.us/rejuvenating-communities-street-reconstruction/

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 […]