Roadway

City of Pleasant Hill Improves Trail Connectivity with Roadway Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 by Linda Rottinghaus
In Roadway, tagged in pleasant hill Missouri roadway engineering

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 Addison Miller
In Roadway, Traffic, tagged in affinis transportation data trends

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 […]

City of Merriam Improves Roadways for Busy Commercial Area

Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 by Kristen Leathers-Gratton
In Roadway, tagged in frontage road repairs

The pavement on East Frontage Road had deteriorated over time, and the City of Merriam, Kansas wanted to bring the roadway up to city standards. Their goals were to improve the overall lifespan of the street and the drivability of this busy commercial area. They also wanted to increase pedestrian access and safety. The city […]

Moving Leavenworth Forward

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 by Affinis Corp
In Roadway, tagged in Thornton Street Leavenworth Kansas

The City of Leavenworth, Kansas helps move their community forward by routinely reinvesting in their infrastructure. Every 3 years, they conduct a city-wide pavement analysis to rate each street and identify which improvements are the most critical. As a result, they decided to improve Thornton Street. However, the repairs needed went beyond simple maintenance and […]

Prairie Village Improves 5 Sites with Annual Paving Program

Posted on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 by Levi Cole
In Roadway, tagged in prairie village paving program

Every year, the City of Prairie Village reinvests in their infrastructure to improve quality of life for residents. Their annual paving program is one way they continue to improve roadways and connectivity for the area. It focuses solely on deteriorating streets, curb and gutter, and sidewalks. To help their entire community, they choose updates across the […]

City of Olathe Improves Aging Neighborhood with Full Reconstruction

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 by Levi Cole
In Roadway, Stormwater, tagged in cedar street stormwater reconstruction

The City of Olathe, Kansas maintains the integrity of their infrastructure with an ongoing reconstruction program. They monitor pavement thickness to determine which roadways need to be paved and which should be reconstructed. When analyzing Cedar Street, between S. Parker and east of Walnut Street, they decided a full reconstruction was required and selected it […]

Overland Park Reinvests in Residential Streets with Annual Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 by Shane Standley
In Roadway, tagged in Overland park nsrp 2020

Every year, the City of Overland Park, Kansas improves a group of residential streets as part of their Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program (NSRP). For the 2020 NSRP project, they identified two locations that were ready for improvement. The first was an established neighborhood near commercial businesses at 95th and Antioch. The second was smaller in […]

Tested Strategies for Improving Utility Coordination

Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 by Affinis Corp
In Roadway, Stormwater, Survey, tagged in utility coordination strategies

Utility coordination is an important component of many of our projects. In today’s post, we interviewed Survey Technician Brandon Gann, Intern Engineer Levi Cole, and Project Engineer Jacob Wilson about their favorite strategies. Find out what works well for them and how their strategies change based on the utility and phase below. What are a […]

Thornton Street Reconstruction Boosts Infrastructure and Water Quality for Leavenworth

Posted on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 by Ryan Stobaugh
In Roadway, tagged in

Every 3 years, the City of Leavenworth, Kansas conducts a city-wide pavement analysis, allowing them to rate each street and identify which improvements are most pressing. The results revealed the Thornton Street pavement was in poor condition. The repairs needed went beyond simple maintenance, so the city decided to perform a full reconstruction on the […]

City of Overland Park Lays Foundation for Future Expansion with Safety Improvements

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 by Mike McKenna
In Roadway, Traffic, tagged in roadway engineering

The City of Overland Park, Kansas wanted to improve safety along 179th Street, between US-69 and Metcalf Ave. While completing this project, they also hoped to prepare the roadway for a planned future expansion. To do this, they asked us, their engineer-of-record, to make key modifications to the designs. Our survey crew began by completing […]