Interchange Blog

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 […]

Supply Chain Company Improves Efficiency with Rail Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 by Jason Frericks
In Railroad Engineering, tagged in rail engineering grain tracks

An agribusiness supply chain company was upgrading their facilities in Western Nebraska. They plan to add a new facility for receiving and loading out grain products to both trucks and railcars. These changes would increase capacity for that facility and the company. To move a greater quantity of grain, they needed to make improvements to […]

3 Water Quality Application Trends in Kansas City

Posted on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in water quality applications

The interest in improving water quality is increasing in the area with places, like Johnson County Kansas and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, paving the way. This change is driven by several factors locally, including the region’s commitment to sustainability and making our outdoor spaces more accessible and engaging. In addition, the growing national […]

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 […]

Co-Worker News: 2 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 by Kristen Kocen
In Culture, tagged in News_August_700

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to two of our new co-workers. Jason Frericks, PE, PTOE is now a project engineer for our transportation team. Our former intern, Conner Jackson, recently came onboard full-time, joining our construction engineering group. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Jason and Conner. There, you’ll discover […]

4 Tested Strategies for Maintaining Lakes and Dams

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 by Jason Davis
In Dams and Lakes, tagged in lake-truck

Performing routine assessments is critical to maintaining the integrity of dams and lakes. Catching issues early increases safety for those in the area and often translates to a lower project cost. For more than three decades, we’ve conducted these checks and have developed a list of four key takeaways. You’ll find each one below. Conduct […]

3 Practical Engineering Solutions that Solved Complex Problems

Posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 by Kristen Kocen
In Projects, tagged in liberty sheet pile

Liberty Drive Improvements shown above. Finding the right solutions to solve simple or complicated design issues often requires out-of-the-box thinking. Today, we’re excited to share three practical solutions that solved complex problems. Upper Cedar Creek The City of Olathe, Kansas needed to upgrade their stormwater infrastructure in a busy industrial area to address ongoing flooding […]

Co-Worker News: 2 New Hires

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by Kristen Kocen
In Culture, tagged in affinis new co-workers

Today, we’re excited to introduce two of our new co-workers. Jacob Wilson has joined our roadway group as a project engineer. In addition, Canyon Mallory is our new marketing coordinator. You can learn more about each person by following these links: Jacob and Canyon. There, you’ll discover things like their favorite places and what they’d eat […]

An Inside Look at the KC Chamber’s Centurions Program: reStart

Posted on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 by Kristen Leathers-Gratton
In Community, tagged in reStart Centurions Kansas City

I’ve been participating in the KC Chamber’s Centurions Leadership Program since September 2020. In November, taskforce events were paused due to COVID and the inability to meet in-person. However, we continued the work with our committees. Our taskforce efforts resumed with virtual events in May with the potential for in-person, small group gatherings. Though the Chamber […]

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 […]