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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]