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 […]

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, […]

Bridges Create Community Connections

A bridge is technically a structure that spans and provides passage over something else. But, what’s really special about bridges is their ability to create community connections. This sentiment has never been more true than with the new pedestrian bridge that LJB designed to span over Interstate 675, connecting Beavercreek and Fairborn, Ohio. The interstate […]

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 […]

Safety Studies, Solutions Contribute to Fewer Roadway Fatalities

The Ohio Department of Transportation recorded fewer than 1,000 fatalities on Ohio roadways in 2013—the lowest number since recordkeeping started in 1936. While improved vehicle technology certainly contributes to this trend, ODOT’s commitment to conducting safety studies and implementing countermeasures is a significant factor in the decline of fatalities. LJB is proud to have played […]

Innovative Traffic Signal Improves Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian and bicycle crashes represent 9 percent of the fatalities on Ohio’s roadways. This fact, coupled with a greater emphasis on alternative forms of transportation like walking, bicycling and transit use, has led communities to focus more than ever on providing safe infrastructure for all modes of travel. We are closer to achieving this goal […]

Is Your Community Active Transportation-Friendly?

Today is International Walk to School Day, a yearly event that encourages school children to walk and bike to school to instill healthy habits, help the environment, promote safety, and create a stronger sense of community. Whether it’s Walk to School Day, Bike to Work Day or some other initiative to encourage active transportation, communities […]

Award Proves Ohio Winters Are No Match for ODOT

It’s nearly summer, and the last thing on our minds is whether snow and ice will affect our commute.  Even for the five or so months a year that snow is a possibility in Ohio, efficient snow and ice removal is a luxury most of us take for granted. Fortunately, the hard work the Ohio Department of Transportation […]

Theme Parks: A Model for Urban Planning?

In honor of National Public Works Week (yes, this is a real thing), I wanted to share an interesting article that relates theme parks to public works. I have never really thought of theme parks and public works in the same context, but Rollins College, a liberal arts school in Winter Park, Fla., offers students a […]

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 […]