Author Archives: Jason Frericks

New Regional Detention Area Prepares Olathe for Future Development

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 by
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The City of Olathe, Kansas was having downstream flooding along Coffee Creek. To solve it, they decided to create a regional detention area near Lindenwood Dr. and Brougham Dr with funding assistance from the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program. In addition to managing the water, this project will also support future development in this rapidly […]

Railroad Engineering Group Offers New Services

Posted on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 by
In Railroad, tagged in
affinis railroad engineering

Railroad engineering requires a unique skillset and is needed any time a railroad falls within your project’s limits. This is how the Affinis Rail Team can benefit municipalities, Departments of Transportation, and industries. Why are these specialized services needed? The railroads have their own unique structure and standards. Understanding how railroad personnel work with one […]

Supply Chain Company Improves Efficiency with Rail Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 by
In Railroad, tagged in
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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 […]

Prairie Village Stormwater Program Improves Three Local Areas

Posted on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 by
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prairie village stormwater improvements

The City of Prairie Village, Kansas identifies and repairs maintenance-based stormwater issues as part of their annual Drainage Improvements Program. The purpose of this effort is to fix old pipes and undersized boxes, which are failing. For the 2019 program, our team worked with them to improve three sites. Each came with their own distinct […]

How to Implement a Pavement Preservation Program

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 by
In Project Strategies, Roadway, tagged in Tags:
pavement preservation program

Creating a pavement preservation program can help cities extend the life of their streets. However, categorizing and tracking every road takes time and strategy. Start by analyzing your city’s pavement to identify problem areas. This can be done by visiting individual sites and making assessments or by working with an outside vendor to gather the […]