Transportation Engineering

City of Olathe Improves Aging Neighborhood with Full Reconstruction

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 by Levi Cole
In Stormwater, Transportation Engineering, tagged in cedar street stormwater reconstruction

The City of Olathe, Kansas maintains the integrity of their infrastructure with an ongoing reconstruction program. They monitor pavement thickness to determine which roadways need to be paved and which should be reconstructed. When analyzing Cedar Street, between S. Parker and the East End Cul-de-Sac, they decided a full reconstruction was required and selected it […]

Overland Park Reinvests in Residential Streets with Annual Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 by Chris Farney
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Overland park nsrp 2020

Every year, the City of Overland Park, Kansas improves a group of residential streets as part of their Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program (NSRP). For the 2020 NSRP project, they identified two locations that were ready for improvement. The first was an established neighborhood near commercial businesses at 95th and Antioch. The second was smaller in […]

Tested Strategies for Improving Utility Coordination

Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 by Kristen Kocen
In Stormwater, Surveying, Transportation Engineering, tagged in utility coordination strategies

Utility coordination is an important component of many of our projects. In today’s post, we interviewed Survey Technician Brandon Gann, Intern Engineer Levi Cole, and Municipal Streets Group Engineer Chris Farney about their favorite strategies. Find out what works well for them and how their strategies change based on the utility and phase below. What are a […]

Thornton Street Reconstruction Boosts Infrastructure and Water Quality for Leavenworth

Posted on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 by Chris Farney
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in leavenworth-thornton-st-7

Every 3 years, the City of Leavenworth, Kansas conducts a city-wide pavement analysis, allowing them to rate each street and identify which improvements are most pressing. The results revealed the Thornton Street pavement was in poor condition. The repairs needed went beyond simple maintenance, so the city decided to perform a full reconstruction on the […]

City of Overland Park Lays Foundation for Future Expansion with Safety Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in roadway engineering

The City of Overland Park, Kansas wanted to improve safety along 179th Street, between US-69 and Metcalf Ave. While completing this project, they also hoped to prepare the roadway for a planned future expansion. To do this, they asked us, their engineer-of-record, to make key modifications to the designs. Our survey crew began by completing […]

City of Merriam Leverages CARS Funding to Improve Major Arterial

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 by Chris Farney
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in transportation engineering

Every year, the City of Merriam, Kansas works to improve existing roadway conditions, reduce future maintenance costs, and create ADA compliant facilities as part of the CARS Program. In 2020, they wanted to improve pavement, curb, and sidewalk along a highly traveled segment of Johnson Drive. They also needed to update the crossing at the […]

Prairie Village Connects Neighbors and Improves Quality of Life with Paving Program

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 by Levi Cole
In Projects, Transportation Engineering, tagged in prairie village paving program

The City of Prairie Village’s paving program was developed to maintain quality roadways for residents. It also creates more connectivity for pedestrians by adding sidewalks and preserves the integrity of local streets with stormwater run-off management. For the last 10 years, we have been partnering with the city on these neighborhood improvements as part of […]

City of Merriam Boosts Safety for Residents with 67th Street Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 by Chris Farney
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in city of merriam 67th street improvements

The pavement on 67th Street between Antioch and the Shawnee/Merriam border was in poor condition. The City of Merriam knew it needed to be repaired and saw an opportunity to increase safety for all users. To achieve their goals, they used a number of design strategies, including providing better access to local trails and businesses, […]

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 […]

Concrete Roadways Offer Benefits to Overland Park Residents and the City

Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 by Kristen Leathers-Gratton
In Streets, Transportation Engineering, tagged in

Every year, the City of Overland Park, Kansas invests in their infrastructure through the Neighborhood Streets Reconstruction Program (NSRP). The initiative targets residential streets that have passed their useful life and are no longer responding to routine maintenance. After extensive evaluation, the City decided to reconstruct streets in this program with concrete pavement, because of […]