Roadways & Traffic
Coordinating the movement of people, goods, and vehicles, transportation systems connect us to the world around us and the activities that help our communities thrive.
Beyond the roadway, an equitable transportation system helps travelers of all types gain access to opportunity – whether to work, education, or simply a better quality of life.
Every day, Lamp Rynearson’s Transportation engineers help communities update, maintain, and design transportation systems that are safe, enjoyable, easy to navigate, and long-lasting – from the streets, sidewalks, and trails that invite us out to the arterial roadways that keep us going and everything in between.
How We Help Your Community.
From rural highways to urban streets, our transportation engineers are experts in roadway design. We are committed to connecting our communities, providing engineering, design, and construction administration services for projects including:
- Roadway Design
- Structural Design for Bridges and Culverts
- Environmental Services
- Utility Coordination
- Drainage, Hydrology and Hydraulic Modeling
Safety is everything. We design transportation infrastructure to promote safe traveling for all types of users by implementing cost-effective and thoughtful strategies. To minimize safety incidents and delays, promote safe driving, lower maintenance costs, and protect multi-modal users, we design:
- Road Diets
- Traffic Circles (Roundabouts)
- Vertical deflections (speed bumps, raised intersections, speed tables)
- Median barriers
Maintaining the flow of traffic while ensuring safe intersections, our transportation engineers design traffic signal systems that meet current needs while planning for growth and change.
Our professionals analyze and study roadways and intersections before applying the best and safest traffic signal solutions. From turn lane improvements, signals, and signage to crosswalks, ramps, and landings, our engineers design for the safety of all users and improved mobility for all modes of traffic.
To help communities improve bicycle and pedestrian conditions, our engineers address safety, facility conditions, and demand for improvements in creating safe and accessible infrastructure.
- Clear, high-visibility sidewalks, bike lanes, and facilities (bike racks, stations, etc.)
- Reasonable speeds and volumes
- Modernized intersections and accessible crossing distances
- Connected multi-modal transportation networks
By investigating and evaluating a transportation system, we help communities identify deficiencies and implement maximized solutions. We provide our clients with valuable data that supports informed decisions for roadways, intersections, schools, and developments through a traffic impact study. These studies pave the way for transportation projects, ensuring safe access and identifying demands.
Sustainability, safety, resiliency, and adaptability in our transportation systems have never been more critical. To meet our communities’ needs and plan for an uncertain future, Lamp Rynearson’s transportation engineers design for all modes of travel and all types of travelers. We consider long-range plans and incorporate design best practices that keep travelers moving efficiently and safely, delivering actionable plans for systems that can face whatever the future brings.
Safe Routes for All.
The best and safest outcomes for all transportation system users come from a partnership between infrastructure and non-infrastructure efforts. These efforts are called “The 5 Es” and have been updated to include a sixth “E”: Equity.
Through partnerships with organizations, community groups, schools, neighborhoods, and others, our professionals seek to teach users about transportation safety, from safe biking and walking to safe driving and roadway decisions.
Encouraging people to use transportation systems wisely, our transportation professionals participate in events and celebrate system updates to help users become familiar with and excited about walking, biking, riding, and driving safely.
We support governing bodies as they develop and create safe transportation policies. These policies enable communities to reduce negative transportation behaviors that put users at risk, like speeding and disobeying traffic signals.
Through the completion of traffic studies and plans, our professionals help schools, local governments, and municipalities measure the success of their current strategies and make improvement plans.
Our transportation engineers are at the forefront of infrastructure improvements, helping communities determine where improvements are needed and completing projects that encourage safety for all.
Where can transportation improvements make a difference for your community? We help communities make equitable transportation infrastructure decisions that uplift neighborhoods for all users, regardless of race, nationality, age, economic status, or ability.
Traffic Design Services.
We gather accurate data reflecting real-world traffic situations by counting the number of vehicles using a road or collecting journey time information. Whether it’s electronic counting boards and automatic methods like tube counters or radar, our traffic engineers are trained in multiple methods of collecting traffic data.
Accurate data is valuable data. Using a variety of processes and techniques, we find and fix errors in traffic data, confirming it is correctly implemented matches specifications. Data verification ensures changes are correct and provides the best possible outcome for users.
We simulate complex transportation systems to better plan, design, and operate these systems using computer modeling. These traffic models simulate statistics, probabilities, and even randomness to analyze high traffic times and indicate future needs for arterial roadways, intersections, campuses, and developments.
Engaging the public is the key to designing a transportation solution accepted and celebrated by users for many projects. As your advocate, our approach to and support for public outreach efforts is based on active and sensitive listening. We continually aid in facilitating the messaging around a project during public meetings and beyond to print materials, surveys, and more.
We understand the importance of coordinating with municipalities and stakeholders during critical project phases to ensure that utilities are safeguarded and service is maintained. As experienced professionals, we have the relationships and know-how to quickly and smoothly navigate the utility coordination process.
From informing drivers of an upcoming obstacle, turns, or pedestrians to designated parking areas, snow routes, and street signage, our engineers help keep project sites and arterials safe by designing traffic signing and implementation plans.
Transportation in the News.
You have an idea to improve your community, your world. Our team of engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, and aquatic designers have the skill sets to bring it to life. Our experts are ready to create what you’ve imagined.