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 […]

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 […]

Why LJB Loves Mussels…And You Should Too

Now that warmer temperatures are finally upon us, it’s time to take advantage of the many water activities that come with summertime in the Midwest—canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing and more. As we have learned from recent events, we can no longer take water quality for granted, and inadequate water quality can put a quick end […]

Mixing Professional and Personal Lives to Benefit Communities

If you’re a soccer parent like me, you’ve probably invested many weekends cheering on your young athletes at soccer tournaments. And, if you’re like me, your least favorite part of the tournaments is the traffic you endure entering and exiting the tournament sites. Now, imagine you’re a soccer parent who is also a traffic engineer. […]

Improve Left-Turn Safety with Flashing Yellow Arrows

Most people can relate to the frustration of making left-hand turns in heavy traffic—especially that moment when the light turns yellow and you have to decide if the oncoming car is going to stop and let you turn left and clear the intersection. Some drivers assume a yellow light means they are free to turn, […]

Montgomery County Officials Spread the Word About Safe Dig Month

Do you know what utility lines run beneath your property? If not, you aren’t alone. Most people don’t realize that digging on your own property can cause serious pipeline damages. In fact, excavation damage remains one of the leading causes of serious pipeline accidents. Every state has a one call law that requires citizens to […]

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 […]

Project Snapshot: Protecting Water Quality on the Maumee River

LJB environmental scientist Marion Wells recently found herself working 10-hour days in a new office—a large boat on the Maumee River in Henry County, Ohio. Luckily, it was only temporary as part of a freshwater mussel survey. LJB and its partner EnviroScience Inc., mobilized to conduct the survey at a proposed bridge replacement site in […]