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Lenexa Protects Homeowners with Stormwater Improvements

Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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Stormwater lines in a Lenexa neighborhood had not been upgraded since the 1970’s. Some had rusted through and needed to be replaced, so they could perform optimally. The city wanted to add a new system that could handle the increase in capacity needed. Our team was selected to design the project and oversee the construction. […]

Long-Term Partnership with Kansas City Aviation Department Protects Downtown Airport from Flooding

Posted on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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The Kansas City Downtown Airport has approximately 50 relief wells on site. Since 2009, our team has been partnering with the Kansas City Aviation Department (KCAD) to replace them as funding is available. We are targeting wells that are no longer performing and those that have collapsed. The first two phases are complete, and the […]

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 […]

Affinis Named One of MoDOT Bridge Engineering Assistance Program Partners

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 by Lane Odle
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What is the Bridge Engineering Assistance Program? The Bridge Engineering Assistance Program (BEAP) is a way for local public agencies to get some limited engineering assistance to deal with emergency issues that they may encounter on their bridges. As part of this program, Affinis is excited to work with Missouri cities and counties to help […]

New Pedestrian Bridges Connect Students to Natural Learning Environment with Nearby Trails

Posted on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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Blue Valley School District’s (BVSD) Wilderness Science Center provided a unique opportunity for local students. It offered activities in the building, as well as access to nature for enrichment. In the past, students could reach the forest via a trail system. However, the pedestrian trail bridges had been undermined or washed out over the years. […]

What It’s Like to Intern at Affinis

Posted on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 by Affinis Corp
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This summer, we brought on two interns, Will Atkinson and Dane Walker. Will is a student at the State Technical College of Missouri, studying civil engineering technologies. He has been supporting our construction engineering team. Dane is a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is pursuing a degree in civil engineering and has been […]

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 […]