Olsson Associates, a subconsultant to Parsons Brinckerhoff, provided transportation, traffic, and stormwater engineering, along with surveying and environmental services for this major project in the downtown area.
Olsson’s efforts, in conjunction with Parsons Brinckerhoff, included:
Many complex transportation and environmental issues were identified and have been resolved. They included discontinuing existing roadways and enhancing pedestrian safety and safety of at-grade rail crossings. Environmental undertakings included preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EIS included evaluating impacts to neighborhoods, parks, wetlands, historic buildings, environmental risk sites, and impacts from noise and vibrations. In addition, the study entailed conducting Multi-Increment Sampling (MIS), which included a mobile source air quality analysis. The team also performed an Environmental Assessment for hazardous materials and subsequently provided oversight for removing contaminated materials.
Neighborhood concerns also were identified and were vetted through an extensive public involvement process. In addition, the study looked at and resolved the conflict between vehicular traffic and the freight rail services provided by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company, Union Pacific Railroad, and Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice railroads.
The Antelope Valley Revitalization project is notable for using creative design and sustainable practices to combine community redevelopment, flood control, recreation, and transportation improvements into a single initiative.
Reduce traffic congestion, eliminate urban flooding, and improve traffic to simulate area economic and recreation development.
City of Lincoln, Nebraska/Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.