Traffic

City of De Soto Increases Safety at 91st and Lexington

Posted on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 by Lane Odle
In Traffic, tagged in de soto roundabout traffic design

The intersection at 91st Street and Lexington Avenue is located near De Soto High School and a few commercial businesses. The area has significant traffic with K-10 highway nearby. During peak hours, it was a challenge for drivers to make a left-hand turn from 91st Street, and some were taking unnecessary risks. The City of […]

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

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, 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 […]

Signal Improvements and Added Sidewalks Increase Access to Local Amenities in Shawnee

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, tagged in shawnee kansas traffic signal improvements

With the opening of the new Monticello Library, the City of Shawnee, Kansas wanted to improve access for all pedestrians. The library is located near busy Shawnee Mission Parkway (SMP), a growing commercial district, and a thriving residential area. Although there were sidewalks along the path between the neighborhood and the library, they were not […]

Olathe to Improve Capacity on 159th Street with Redesigned Intersection

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, tagged in olathe traffic control improvement

The City of Olathe, Kansas was facing capacity issues at the 159th Street and Blackbob intersection. The four-way stop was busy during typical peak hours and was even worse on weekends due to youth sports events in the area. Traffic was slow, and a new design was needed to increase flow and improve safety. Affinis […]

City of Olathe Increases Accessibility Around High School

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 by Mike McKenna
In Projects, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in intersection traffic olathe

The City of Olathe, KS was faced with aging infrastructure at a key intersection near Olathe South High School (OSHS). They needed to replace the existing traffic signal at 151st and Lennox and decided to make the area ADA compliant and add pedestrian crossings at the same time. Working closely with the city, our team […]

The City of Olathe Improves Roadway Capacity to Support Growth

Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in 151st and Mur-Len Olathe kansas

For years, the City of Olathe, Kansas has continued to grow, adding businesses and residential areas across the community. However, the influx of residents has placed a strain on some of their infrastructure. The intersection at 151st and Mur-Len was no exception. It had regular congestion, and with growth planned to the South, the city […]

4 Reasons to Stay Within the Speed Limit

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, tagged in Tags: , , drive safely work week speeding

Last year, we introduced a new, blog series on driver safety as part of Drive Safely Work Week, which is organized by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Our first post shared details on how sleep impacts safety on the road. We followed it up with a second one on distracted driving. Today, […]

Roundabouts Improve Traffic Flow and Safety on 159th Street

Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in http://affinis.us/roundabouts-improve-traffic-flow-safety-159th-street/

Prior to our 159th Street improvements between Metcalf and Nall, Blue Valley High School had been experiencing traffic congestion on 159th Street for an extended period of time. Safely making left-hand turns out of the school’s entrances during peak hours was becoming increasingly difficult. Cars were often stopped for long periods of time, forcing other […]

Intersection Study Establishes Design for 159th St. Improvements from Metcalf to Nall

Posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Kristen Leathers-Gratton
In Traffic, Transportation Engineering, tagged in Finished 159th Street Intersection

There were a number of key questions surrounding the improvements to 159th Street between Metcalf and Nall Ave. We worked with the City of Overland Park to determine the thoroughfare size and the best way to manage school traffic around Blue Valley High School (BVHS). To learn more about why the study was conducted and […]

The Use of Hands-Free Phones While Driving Poses Threat

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Mike McKenna
In Traffic, tagged in texting while driving

Last year, we introduced a new, blog series on driver safety as part of Drive Safely Work Week, which is organized by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Our first post shared details on how sleep impacts safety on the road. Today, we’re offering information on the dangers of distracted driving. Distracted driving […]