Roadway

Prairie Village Boosts Walkability on Nall Avenue

Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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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 Affinis Corp
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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 […]

Street Maintenance Program Invests in Neighborhood Preservation

Posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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Each year, the City of Overland Park preserves the quality of their community’s infrastructure through their annual street maintenance program. Most recently, they identified three sections of residential street in need of reconstruction. These included Bond Street (north of 141st Street), 157th Terrace (west of Switzer Road), and Lucille Street (north of 141st Street). The […]

9 Things to Consider Before Changing Your Street Lights

Posted on Monday, July 10th, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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Great street lighting design increases safety and improves aesthetics in neighborhoods, parks, on roadways, and at businesses. However, staying on top of the health of your system and knowing how to best add new facilities can be overwhelming. When assessing existing systems, we suggest looking at the structural integrity of your current poles and evaluating […]

City of Overland Park Connects Parks and Communities with 91st Street Trail

Posted on Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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The City of Overland Park, Kansas had plans to construct a mile and a half long trail connection along 91st Street to provide safe pedestrian access to surrounding residential and commercial areas as part their Greenway Linkage Plan. The project received federal funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) as part of the transportation […]

City of Gardner Improves Safety for Students and Families on Waverly Road

Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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Waverly Road, from US Highway 56 to Fountain Street, is a largely residential area characterized by two, local schools. The City of Gardner, Kansas wanted to improve safety and traffic flow for Gardner/Edgerton High School and Madison Elementary, as well as local drivers. During pick-up and drop-off, traffic was congested for both those turning left […]

Intersection Study Aims to Increase Safety for Busy Area

Posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas (UG) requested the intersection at 103rd Terrace and Leavenworth Road (K-5) be studied due to a number of customer concerns. Our study revealed two safety issues. The first is speeding. The second is sight distance. 103rd Terrace is a side street, characterized by a vertical […]

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

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 by Affinis Corp
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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 Affinis Corp
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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 […]

Past, Present and Future: A Look at Transportation Data

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2022 by Affinis Corp
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Transportation data plays an important role in creating high-performing roadways and planning for maintenance. Over the years, we’ve seen an increase in technology used. These emerging technologies along with autonomous cars could transform the kind of information we examine throughout engineering projects. When it comes to collecting transportation data, there are many options. Older methods […]