Integrating Travel Cultures to Protect the Amish Community

I never would have guessed that my family’s Amish heritage and my traffic engineering expertise together would be valuable to a client. But, when ODOT decided to undertake a traffic study in Geauga County—home to the fourth largest Amish settlement in the nation—my background was the perfect fit. With the County’s diverse population, it’s critically […]

New Bridge Honors Engineering Legacy

With a nearly 50-year history of bridge design, the LJB staff can appreciate the interesting technical nuances of just about any bridge. But, sometimes a bridge is more than a bridge—it means something more to a community and to our LJB family. This spring, the Richard P. Eastman Hyde Road Covered Bridge was constructed and […]

Area Students Do the Twist….O-Rama

It’s amazing what can happen when you let kids push the limits of their creativity and discover new potential. Recently, Sinclair Community College hosted the annual Ohio Destination Imagination tournament for students in Preble and Montgomery Counties. Destination Imagination is a non-profit worldwide program that encourages teams of K-12 students to have fun, take risks, focus, […]

Mobile Apps for Public Works Professionals

Today, smart phones and tablets seem ubiquitous with business people. Smart phones and tablets allow us to stay in contact and have access to information that we need at our fingertips no matter where we are. We would be lost without them. One of the reasons I swear by mine is the ability to run […]

Elizabeth Sliemers Named to ITE Ohio Section Executive Board

Elizabeth Sliemers, an LJB project manager and senior traffic engineer, is the newest member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Ohio Section Executive Board. Nominated to the director position by her fellow ITE members, this position gives Beth the opportunity to help shape the future of an organization that has positively impacted her career. […]

ODOT Changes Left-Turn Arrows in Ohio

It may be a subtle change, but left-turn signals are changing for motorists in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the process of updating 643 left-turn signals at nearly 400 intersections to comply with federal regulations. Today, when you use a designated left-turn lane, the signal transitions from a green arrow to […]

Likavec Earns Class II Wastewater Operator Certification

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies operators to protect both public health and the environment, which ensures that wastewater systems are operated properly by trained and qualified individuals.  Tom Likavec, of LJB’s Cleveland, Ohio office, recently obtained his certification as a Class II Wastewater Operator through the Ohio EPA.  Tom has been providing consulting services […]