streets

  • New interchange corrects traffic hazards at Cascade Road and I-96 in Grand Rapids

    New interchange corrects traffic hazards at Cascade Road and I-96 in Grand Rapids

    December 19, 2016

    By Jason Washler, PE The new Cascade Road Diverging Diamond Interchange is a significant improvement to the transportation network in Grand Rapids Township. This project is a great example of how the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is using innovation to improve its road system. Congratulations to all stakeholders (planners, designers, builders, local government and MDOT) on a fantastic project! […]

  • Muskegon neighborhoods transformed with street revamps

    Muskegon neighborhoods transformed with street revamps

    June 18, 2015

    By Barbara Marczak, PE and Connie Houk, PE Civil engineering is a profession that improves the quality of life for all people. Sometimes, in the crunch of meeting budgets and deadlines, it’s easy to lose sight of that. The measurements, calculations, lane widths, pavement types, and estimations are all details that come together to create […]

  • City of Hart’s State Street wins Quality of Life Award

    City of Hart’s State Street wins Quality of Life Award

    June 17, 2015

    Congratulations to the City of Hart! P&N engineer Amy Malek, PE accepted the Michigan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Quality of Life Award for the City of Hart’s State Street Reconstruction project at the Michigan Infrastructure conference. “The Michigan Section ASCE annually presents the Quality of Life Award for a project that […]

  • Pavement Management shows promise as pothole fix

    Pavement Management shows promise as pothole fix

    May 28, 2014

    by Connie Houk, PE Car repair shops love potholes! The rest of us, not so much. So, how do we prevent them? The answer is simple. If there is no water trapped under the road bed to freeze, there are no potholes. The solution, however, is a complex mixture of design, materials, maintenance and management […]

  • Emergency Road Money in the Works

    Emergency Road Money in the Works

    February 19, 2014

    As we anticipate spring, we know this extraordinary winter was not kind to our roads and they will need substantial repair. According to good friend Don Stypula of Collaboration Matters, the State may be providing as much as $100 million in one-time funding to help road agencies. The Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee will present this […]

  • Whitehall project makes SEMCOG Green Streets Guidebook

    Whitehall project makes SEMCOG Green Streets Guidebook

    September 10, 2013

    The City of Whitehall reconstructed Lake Street as a green street last fall. The low impact design features are working so well that one of the storm water outfalls has yet to see water! Lake Street is located on the east side of White Lake, an EPA designated Area of Concern. Whitehall’s Lake Street has […]

  • Green Streets in Michigan – MLGMA Presentation

    Green Streets in Michigan – MLGMA Presentation

    July 26, 2013

    Prein&Newhof Civil Engineers Jim Hegarty, P.E. and Jason Washler, P.E. presented this week at the Michigan Local Government Management Association’s summer workshop about green streets and stormwater treatment, including three case studies of green street projects in Michigan. You can check out their presentation.

  • Green Streets in Michigan – APWA Annual Meeting Presentation

    Green Streets in Michigan – APWA Annual Meeting Presentation

    May 24, 2013

    Did your community experience flooding and subsequent issues this spring?  Have you considered using Low Impact Development (LID) or stormwater best management practices for your storm sewer system? Jim Hegarty, P.E. and Jason Washler, P.E. gave a presentation yesterday at the American Public Works (APWA) conference at Shanty Creek Resort in Belaire, Michigan, about how […]

  • Progress on Michigan’s first green road

    Progress on Michigan’s first green road

    October 26, 2012

    How exciting is this?  Jim Hegarty caught the permeable pavers being installed on Whitehall’s Lake Street.