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The demand for active transportation facilities to connect between public assets is on the rise in local communities. Our common sense approach provides value-framed decisions for safer pedestrian crossings, traffic calming, and a more attractive street network. Based on public feedback and our toolkit of beneficial alternatives, community projects reach their goals of reducing travel delay and emissions while connecting community areas using recreational trails, shared-use paths, bike boulevards, and scalable multi-modal infrastructure.


Maplewoods Parkway

Kansas City, Missouri

The Maplewoods Parkway Project was constructed by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department and extends approximately 1.8 miles from NE 96th Street Northward past Staley Farms and the new Staley High School to Shoal Creek Parkway. The project will extend north to North Cookingham Road, completing a vital north-south link in this rapidly developing part of the City. CFS completed the design of the roadway improvement project which will transform the route from a narrow, hilly two lane road to a rolling parkway with variable width medians, roundabouts intersections, bike lanes, trails and a diversity of landscaping. 


This project incorporates BMP practices by grading the wide landscaped medians to create rain gardens to clean and reduce stormwater runoff.  The design included sections of reverse crown pavement which direct runoff into the median rain gardens. This project also included energy dissipation to lower outlet velocities from the storm sewer system.

CFS responsibilities included concept development, preliminary design, public involvement and engagement,  project coordination, right-of-way plans and right of way acquisition assistance, transportation system criteria, environmental permitting services, storm drainage/sewer plans, water main plans, sanitary sewer specialty plans, final cross sections and public involvement.

Kasold Drive

Bob Billings Pkwy to 6th Street

Lawrence, Kansas

The Kasold Drive Improvements Project includes the complete reconstruction of a mile long stretch of a major arterial street surrounded by established residential and commercial areas. The proposed design includes a new median concrete street, recreational path, signals, a new stormwater collection and conveyance system and the replacement of a water transmission main, in addition to the relocation of various existing utilities. CFS worked with the City of Lawrence to provide a substantial public involvement program that included meetings, surveys and a project website.


The scope of the project includes the removal of existing pavement and design and construction of new pavement, driveways, aprons, side streets, sidewalks to ADA standards, adjacent recreational paths, storm sewer, waterline services, traffic signals, earthwork, signage, pavement markings, retaining wall, sanitary manholes, conduit, street lighting, fences, landscaping, and traffic control.

CFS was responsible for project management, traffic modeling and analysis, complete street design, utility coordination, extensive public involvement program, geotechnical exploration, geotechnical testing, survey, staking, bidding assistance and construction administration.

Ottawa Street 

DeSoto, Kansas

Ottawa Street serves as the primary connection between the City of De Soto and Riverfest Park. To meet the needs for a safe pedestrian environment, a 1,700 ft segment of the roadway was replaced with new curb & gutter added as well as an 8 ft wide shared-use path. The realignment of the roadway required coordination with BNSF and replacement of the crossing gate, and the addition of a 2 ft concrete dividing median on approach to the main tracks. The design tied into other pedestrian improvements on 82nd Street, providing excellent connectivity to the city. The roadway crossed a major streamway exiting into the Kansas River, which required a precast culvert with permitting by the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, USACE, and Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Water Resources for floodplain fill and stream obstruction permits.

CFS Engineers with Milburn Civil Engineering, LLC led this street reconstruction project in a supporting role. CFS was the project manager, provided survey, geotechnical investigation, railroad coordination, design plans, stormwater design, cost estimation, and bidding phase services. Milburn Civil Engineering was responsible for retaining the wall along the shared-use path, coordinating utility, permitting, controlling erosion, and managing the culvert details.

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