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Olathe Tackles Neighborhood Improvements Near Superfund Site

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 by
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As part of the 2022 Street Reconstruction Program, the City of Olathe, Kansas chose to invest in the Highland Park Neighborhood by replacing deteriorated infrastructure that was beyond maintenance or preservation conditions. Located within the city’s Neighborhood Revitalization Area of historic Original Town, the neighborhood had deteriorated pavement, limited street lighting, and a deficient storm […]

Traffic Study Offers Safe Design Alternatives for KDOT

Posted on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 by
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There were safety concerns at the intersection of US-75 and K-9 in Jackson County, Kansas. Some of these included poor sight distance, near-miss crashes, and difficulty maneuvering through the intersection due to the skew. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) asked our traffic team to study the area to assess the current state, project future […]

Affinis Co-Workers Drive Plans for 2024

Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024 by
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In 2022, we kicked off our 10-year strategic plan, charting the course for the next decade. During the first leg of our journey, we made great strides. In fact, we achieved each of the goals we established for 2023. One of the largest was increasing co-worker engagement. We asked each person to identify how they […]

Precast Structures: What to Consider on Your Next Project

Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 by
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Using precast structures, like manholes and junction boxes, on a project can offer several benefits. However, they aren’t the perfect fit for every site. In this article, we share when to use them and what to consider before installation. Precast structures are used a lot because they are often less expensive than cast-in-place and provide […]

Lenexa Protects Homeowners with Stormwater Improvements

Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 by
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Stormwater lines in a Lenexa neighborhood had not been upgraded since the 1970’s. Some had rusted through and needed to be replaced, so they could perform optimally. The city wanted to add a new system that could handle the increase in capacity needed. Our team was selected to design the project and oversee the construction. […]

Long-Term Partnership with Kansas City Aviation Department Protects Downtown Airport from Flooding

Posted on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 by
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The Kansas City Downtown Airport has approximately 50 relief wells on site. Since 2009, our team has been partnering with the Kansas City Aviation Department (KCAD) to replace them as funding is available. We are targeting wells that are no longer performing and those that have collapsed. The first two phases are complete, and the […]

Prairie Village Boosts Walkability on Nall Avenue

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 by
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The City of Prairie Village, Kansas values the pedestrian network within their community. Their policy states sidewalks should be located on both sides of arterial roadways. This approach completes continuous walking paths that connect neighborhoods and provides convenient access to key amenities, such as parks and schools. The section of Nall Avenue between 79th Street […]

New Sidewalk Provides Safe Route to School for Kansas City, KS Kids

Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 by
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For Kansas City, KS students, Carl B. Bruce Middle School and Bertram Caruthers Elementary School were challenging to reach on foot. The sidewalks were older, missing, and broken in many places. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City wanted to create a safe, continuous path for residents. They selected Affinis for their Safe […]

New Pedestrian Bridges Connect Students to Natural Learning Environment with Nearby Trails

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 by
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Blue Valley School District’s (BVSD) Wilderness Science Center provided a unique opportunity for local students. It offered activities in the building, as well as access to nature for enrichment. In the past, students could reach the forest via a trail system. However, the pedestrian trail bridges had been undermined or washed out over the years. […]

What It’s Like to Intern at Affinis

Posted on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 by
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This summer, we brought on two interns, Will Atkinson and Dane Walker. Will is a student at the State Technical College of Missouri, studying civil engineering technologies. He has been supporting our construction engineering team. Dane is a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is pursuing a degree in civil engineering and has been […]