Wolf Creek Parkway Presented Award at ACEC CeremonyPosted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Mike McKenna
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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 our client long before we received the award. It was completed 10 months ahead of schedule and 5 percent under budget.
Wolf Creek Parkway
The US 24/40 Highway is the primary connector for businesses and residents through Basehor. Increased traffic at high speeds had created a variety of safety concerns for the city. To offer safer access, we worked with Basehor’s City Engineer Mitch Pleak, PE and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Access Management Group to design a reverse frontage road.
Using this approach provides a lower speed route to local traffic accessing businesses that front a highway. It also allows travelers from the highway to safely turn at signalized intersections. Additionally, the project implemented access management techniques to further improve safety along the US24/40 business district. We also worked with the city to improve visibility and access to a set of existing businesses to support economic development in the area. Learn more here.