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OR 213/I-205 to Redland Road Crossing (Jughandle) Project Receives APWA Project of the Year Award

October 01, 2013

The OR 213/I-205 to Redland Road Crossing (Highway 213 Jughandle) project has been open to the public for almost a year, but its successes are still being celebrated. On August 26, Aleta Froman-Goodrich from the City of Oregon City and Hermanus Steyn from Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) attended the 2013 American Public Works Association (APWA) International Public Works Congress and Exposition to accept the Project of the Year Award for Transportation ($25-75M).

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OR 213/I-205 to Redland Road Crossing Wins ACEC Oregon Grand Award

January 29, 2013

When Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) and OBEC Consulting Engineers (OBEC) sat down to discuss submitting the OR 213/I-205 to Redland Road Crossing (Jughandle) project to the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Oregon Engineering Excellence Awards, the team was excited for the opportunity to showcase the project’s many interesting and challenging aspects. The project evolved from a pencil sketch in 2007 to a fully funded, constructed project that received $22 million in Jobs and Transportation Act funding due to the significant employment, cultural, and residential benefits that additional capacity on OR 213 will bring to approximately 100,000 residents of Oregon City, Oregon and the surrounding areas.

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Rapid Bridge Replacement Rises as Solution to Avoid Extended Highway Closure in Oregon City Jughandle Project

February 13, 2012

Oregon’s Highway 213 is a multilane high-speed expressway that is also one of the state’s most congested corridors. As Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) worked with multiple stakeholders to reduce congestion and improve the highway’s safety, one particular conundrum presented itself: How to build a new Highway 213 bridge immediately adjacent to its existing bridge over a railroad line without closing the expressway for 10-12 months?

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Going Green by Flashing Yellow

November 17, 2011

Use of the Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) at signalized intersections is a safe, low-cost approach to reducing delay and greenhouse gas emissions. The Portland office of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. hosted a recent presentation that highlighted benefits and considerations supporting the use of FYA protected-permissive left-turn (PPLT) signal control. A brief overview of the FYA PPLT control was presented along with key implementation considerations. Washington County, Oregon’s effort to implement FYA PPLT at 372 locations was profiled through a case study that offers a sampling of the relative delay and greenhouse gas emissions reduction achieved. This information should be of particular interest to agencies exploring use of FYA PPLT control.

Presentation slides included.

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Safety Culture Evolves as Industry Strives to Reduce Crashes

June 07, 2011

Safety has long been an important component of transportation system design and engineering, but it has been historically addressed in a reactive manner where a facility was evaluated after a problem was identified. Kittelson & Associates, Inc. talks about the Highway Safety Manual and other new innovations to make roads and streets safer.

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