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Missouri’s Innovative Roundabout with Railroad Preemption

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With a busy railroad crossing and a history of accidents, an intersection in southwest Missouri was in desperate need of improvements. The intersection, located in Jasper County at the junction of Missouri Route 171 and Routes YY/96, just northwest of Carl Junction, was particularly dangerous due to its proximity to a railroad crossing and history of semi-trucks high centering at Read More>

Balancing Major Bridge Repairs with High Traffic – US 50 Chipman Rd., Lees Summit

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When a major commuter route near busy shopping centers has multiple bridges that need to be replaced, how do you balance the urgency of public safety with the needs of the businesses in the area? One thing is certain, efficiency and communication must be top-notch to ensure expectations are met so construction can be completed safely, efficiently and on budget. Read More>

Kansas Ave. Streetscape

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Olathe, Kansas GBA was selected to provide design services for the streetscape project on Kansas Avenue from Santa Fe Street to Cedar Street. The design of this project incorporates multi-modal transportation for vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. Along with spot subgrade improvements and a mill and overlay, the project includes what is likely the first two-way, buffered cycle track in Kansas. Read More>

Safety Study Leads to Design – Route 54 Intersection Safety Improvements Project

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Imagine… a high-speed rural multi-lane corridor that hosts an assortment of local drivers, tourists, commercial trucks and farm equipment. It has driveways with direct access to the corridor and numerous at-grade intersections. Crashes are common and when they do occur, the crash severity is higher due to this dangerous combination of factors. If you drive in central Missouri, chances are, Read More>

CE&I Project Receives KDOT Partnering Award

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GBA provided Construction Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) services for a bridge replacement project that was honored recently with a Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Partnering Award, for a District 4 project greater than $1.5 million. The project – a replacement bridge on Montana Road over I-35 near Ottawa – is a four-span, steel girder bridge with pile and drilled shafts Read More>

Turner Diagonal

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According to the APWA, “it has been estimated that 85 percent of the US population lives within a 2-day drive from Interstate 70 (I-70) at Turner Diagonal Parkway, where 65,000 vehicles travel on a daily basis.” When it was determined that “the existing turner Diagonal Interchange, originally designed to accommodate tolling, had become obsolete and no longer met the needs Read More>

21st Street Rehabilitation

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Topeka, Kansas When the city of Topeka was faced with the challenge of quickly repairing a 400-foot stretch of deteriorated concrete on a major road, GBA answered the call. After wear and tear from winter weather, a rapid rehabilitation of 21st Street’s concrete pavement, raised median, and curb and gutter were needed. The road carries 27,000 vehicles a day, is Read More>
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Route N Improvements

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Cottleville, Missouri Over the past decade, GBA’s team of transportation experts were involved in the Route N Improvements in Cottleville, Missouri—from funding applications to final design. The firm managed the project through two phases. This involved assisting the city with project funding applications and coordinating team meetings amongst funding sources, which included MoDOT cost-share, East-West Gateway LPA funding, St. Charles Read More>