Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Olsson Associates, a full-service engineering design firm, was awarded last week with nearly $4.6 million in street improvement and storm system repair contracts from the City of Joplin. Olsson has been an integral part of Joplin’s rebuilding after the devastating tornado in 2011.
These new projects include engineering services to widen 32nd Street in Joplin from Schifferdecker Road to Central City Road. Olsson Associates is the lead engineer on this project and has partnered with CJW Transportation and Tri-State Systems.
Olsson will also provide engineering services associated with the storm sewer system repair project near 8th Street and Patterson Avenue in Joplin. The contract is nearly $96,000.
The joint engineering team of Olsson Associates, along with Tri-State Systems, TranSystems and CJW Transportation Consultants, will provide engineering services for Main Street improvements and 20th Street improvements in Joplin.
Streetscaping improvements will be made to Main Street from 15th to 32nd streets. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding that the city was awarded for disaster recovery from the 2011 tornado will be used to pay for the improvements. The contract is for $2 million and Olsson is lead engineer on the project.
CDBG/HUD funding will also be used to provide improvements to 20th Street from Main to Connecticut Street. The nearly $900,000 contract includes design, right of way, construction administration and inspection for streetscaping-type improvements to the corridor. Olsson is the lead engineer on the project.
After the EF5 tornado destroyed Mercy Hospital, Olsson Associates employees were on site with Mercy staff to establish temporary medical facilities until the replacement hospital opened in March 2015. To read more about these efforts, click here.