Saving Mussels One Project at a Time

LJB's Alex Zelles with Mussels

Did you know that all native mussels are protected in Ohio? Since mussels are protected, scientists must determine the presence or absence of freshwater mussels before any construction activity disturbs a stream or river with a drainage area greater than 10 square miles. When we find evidence of mussels, we must conduct a larger survey […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Corridor Management Plan Enhances Visitor Experiences

Because the previous plan was outdated, the Kaibab Plateau – North Rim Parkway, which is otherwise known as Arizona Highway 67, needed a new corridor management plan (CMP) to retain and enhance the cultural, historic, recreational, archaeological, natural, and scenic qualities that define the area. This important byway serves as the gateway to the North […]

New Bike Path Fills Missing Link

The regional bikeway system in the Greater Dayton area is a popular outdoor destination, but had missing sections of bikeway that prevented riders from taking longer trips through the area. That is, until last week. On Friday, Five Rivers MetroParks held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and group bike ride to commemorate the new Mad River Recreation […]

Local Project Honored with Donald C. Schramm Transportation Improvement Award

LJB is pleased to work with many municipal and county government clients who value problem solving, creative ideas, and cost-effective solutions. The American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) TRIKO Valley Section in Southwest Ohio recently honored one of our clients—the City of Fairfield—with the 2012 Donald C. Schramm Transportation Improvement Award. The selection committee determined […]

Traffic Changes Cause a Cultural Change in Downtown Lima

I recently spoke to a crowd gathered for Lima’s monthly Wake, Rattle and Roll meeting put on by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. Held the last Friday of every month, this popular networking event is an opportunity to learn about what’s going on in the Lima business community. My goal at this meeting was […]

Article Showcases the Most Colorful Wastewater Plant in Ohio

When the Village of Yellow Springs needed to upgrade their wastewater treatment plant, a plain gray facility just wouldn’t do. Instead, the Water and Wastewater Treatment Superintendent painted every building on the site a different color to identify specific buildings. In the recent Ohio Water Environment Association’s Buckeye Bulletin – Issue 3, LJB’s John Eastman […]