Prairie Village Presented with ACEC Kansas AwardPosted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: acec, acec kansas, mission road diet, prairie village
Shown Left to Right: Mayor Laura Wassmer; Keith Bredehoeft, Public Works Director; and Rick Worrel, President of Affinis
On Monday, we presented the City of Prairie Village with an Engineering Excellence Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Council of Civil Engineering Companies (ACEC). The award recognizes complexity, future value to the engineering profession, and unique or innovative applications. The Mission Road Diet accomplished all three.
The project reduced the roadway section on Mission Road between 71st and 75th Street from four, undivided lanes to a three-lane section with a center, two-way, left turn lane. These changes improved traffic and increased safety for all modes of transportation.
By partnering closely with the City of Prairie Village, we were able to complete the project before the first day of school, which was important to the community. Public Works was pleased to see traffic moving smoothly during peak hours and students safely walking along the new, 8-foot sidewalk. The improvements have met everyone’s expectations and filled the community’s needs.