The Kleingers Group Wins 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

The Kleingers Group has received one of The American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio‘s (ACEC) 2022 Outstanding Awards for the Blue Ash Road Corridor Improvements project. This redesign and beautification project was developed by transportation engineers Nick Yeretzian, Sarah Fraser, Mark Nolt, and Travis Hunt. The ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards will take place on March 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.

The Kleingers Group identified the safety shortcomings of the corridor and was instrumental in securing funding the city needed for improvements. Some primary causes of unsafe conditions and other deficits included on-street parking, lack of adequate lighting, inadequate traffic signals, and deficient railroad preemption equipment. Design challenges were addressed and resolved through input and coordination with the community and other stakeholders, including utility providers. The design team, working with The City of Deer Park, conjoined the needed safety improvement elements with aesthetic enhancements to promote economic growth for the benefit of the surrounding community. The transformation includes reverse angled parking, a road diet, curb bump-outs, and site amenities, including bike racks, benches, and planters. Growth and viability are now inevitable due to proper planning, community engagement, and utilizing existing engineering technologies and techniques. This project proves that it is possible to provide sustained value to the communities we serve.

Read more about the Blue Ash Road Corridor Improvements project here.