Author Archives: Linda Rottinghaus

City of Independence, MO Increases Safety for Pedestrians along US-40 Highway

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 by
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The City of Independence, Missouri has high pedestrian traffic along US-40 Highway. This 4-lane, undivided roadway has wide shoulders, which people were using to access area businesses from the surrounding neighborhoods. The city wanted to increase safety by adding sidewalks. Affinis was selected by Independence for the US-40 Highway Complete Streets project. Improvements were designed […]

City of Pleasant Hill Improves Trail Connectivity with Roadway Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 by
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When we first began work on the 163rd Street Improvements with the City of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, they wanted to replace the temporary signal with a permanent one to increase safety. They also planned to connect the school to the trail on Route 7. As they were planning the project, a developer added a gas […]

3 Practical Engineering Solutions that Solved Complex Problems

Posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 by
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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 […]

USACE Protects 27,000 Residences with Large Scale Levee Raise

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 by
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In 1993, flooding caused water to reach to top of the levees in Kansas City. To protect businesses and residences from future floods, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has embarked on the process of raising 60 miles of levees along the Kansas river, as well as a small section of the Missouri […]

Design-Build Project with Kansas City, MO Creates Safe Path for Local Kids

Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 by
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Residents in Kansas City, Missouri were concerned about their children’s safety, as they walked to school. The sidewalk along Holmes was not complete, and in many cases, it was bordered by a deep storm drainage ditch. Residents; Jolie Justus, a council member; and Crestivew Elementary School worked together to secure funding for the project. Musselman […]

Moving Grain Valley Forward

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 by
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Route AA from Eagles Parkway to Walnut Street in Grain Valley, Missouri was congested with limited access for pedestrians and bicyclists. The city wanted to connect two commercial areas and accommodate a variety of users to support economic development. In this video, the City of Grain Valley, Missouri shares how the new improvements offer benefits to […]

Public Engagement Strategies for Small Neighborhoods

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Using the Complete Street Policy to Make Route AA Safer

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by
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Affinis designed improvements to approximately 2,200 feet of Route AA (Main Street) from Eagles Parkway to Walnut Street in Grain Valley, Missouri. Because the project received federal funds and a Sustainable Places grant, we followed the Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) Complete Street policy. With this funding, our design must provide safe and convenient travel for […]