Lesson Learned from the Pandemic: Communities Need Safe & Accessible Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

Communities across the country experienced sharp increases in sidewalk and trail use during the pandemic. An entirely new group of users were exposed to these facilities as they found themselves looking for ways to get out of their homes, which had also become their school, office, restaurant, and gym. Pedestrian and bicycle facilities are beneficial […]

Spring ephemerals mean spring has finally arrived!

For our environmental science team, spring marks the beginning of the field season, when we trade our interior workstations for field visits to project sites. The official field season is typically timed to match the growing period of most plants, but may be designated by each agency. For example, ODOT projects only accept data collected […]

LJB Designs Ohio’s First Greenroads-Certified Project

As the social, economic and environmental value of sustainability efforts continues to be proven, many communities are looking to implement infrastructure projects that improve that triple bottom line. One such community—the City of Fairfield—has put its commitment to sustainable infrastructure in the spotlight by completing the first project certified by Greenroads in the state of […]

The 100-Year Bridge: Ohio’s First Box Beam Bridge with CFCC strands

You have likely seen the ongoing media coverage about our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. But, what if bridges could last 100 years – long enough for your great, great grandchildren to use? LJB is working with the Ohio Department of Transportation to evaluate unique materials to add more useful life to Ohio bridges. For this pilot […]

Connecting with the Next Generation of Engineers

Members of the WTS Southwest Ohio recently accompanied 18 young women who are engineering students from Lakota East High School on a tour of the I-71 Jeremiah Morrow Bridge construction project in Oregonia, Ohio. When complete in fall 2016, the structure will be Ohio’s tallest bridge. The project includes replacement of the high-level bridges on […]

LJB Designs Ohio’s First Greenroads Project

It’s been said that what gets measured gets done. With the Greenroads Rating System, communities and organizations that are committed to safe and sustainable infrastructure now have a measureable way to show success. LJB’s commitment to safety and sustainability is being showcased—and now measured—on an intersection design project for the City of Fairfield, Ohio. The […]

Village Benefits from Treatment Plant Upgrades

Recently, the Village of Enon, Ohio, hosted an open house at its newly renovated water treatment plant. The important renovation project resulted in achieving additional water capacity for the plant. Previously, the water treatment plant housed five water softener systems, which consisted of two smaller systems and three larger systems. Two new tanks were installed […]

Pedestrian Bridge Creates Safe Passage in Beavercreek

Starting this week pedestrians and cyclists will have a safe route between Beavercreek and Fairborn, Ohio, making perilous travel over the North Fairfield Road bridge a thing of the past. On August 28, the City of Beavercreek held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Wright State Way Bridge, a 467-foot-long pedestrian bridge that crosses over […]

A Day in the Life of a Field Inspector

Marc Smith pictured his career as a civil engineering technician a little differently than he is currently spending it. Instead of working at a desk, Marc spends 4 out of 5 days a week in thigh-high rubber boots wielding a machete through the culverts of ODOT’s District 8. As part of LJB’s multi-county culvert inventory […]

LJB RRFB Design Aims to Improve Safety for Rec Trail Users

The Heritage Rail Trail in Hilliard, Ohio, is a heavily used recreational trail for walkers, joggers and cyclists, boasting 1,000 to 1,500 users per weekend day. In 2012, the City of Hilliard conducted a study of the pathway and the safety of several trail crossings, which identified the trail’s Cosgray Road crossing as a possible […]