January 2016: In This Issue
Lincoln's N Street Bikeway named one of country's 10 best
With construction just completed, Lincoln's N Street Bikeway was named by "People for Bikes" as one of America's 10 best new bike lanes of 2015. Olsson was part of the team to develop the final design for the protected bikeway. To read about Olsson's designation (at #4), click here.
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Featured Project: Diverging Diamond Interchange | Springfield, Missouri
 
The bridge at Route 65 and Battlefield Road had been scheduled for replacement because of deterioration and non-compliant freeway clearance. A diverging diamond interchange (DDI) design was requested for its innovative ability to improve traffic flow through its use of traffic signals, gentle curving lanes, and striping to route drivers to the opposite side of the road.
REGIONAL NEWS
New Olsson geotechnical office lays the groundwork for Denver aerospace engineering building


By Jeff Edson, RG, Geotechnical Practice Group Leader
Olsson's new Colorado-based Field Services Practice Group office in Denver is playing a significant role as Metropolitan State University of Denver builds an Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building on its downtown campus. 
Olsson is providing geotechnical, construction inspection, and testing services along with environmental services on the project. The project faces multiple construction challenges on a land-locked, student-filled campus in an area with a relatively high water level and where remnants of old historical industrial facilities, row houses, and other significant subsurface rubble are present.
Olsson team wins Project Team of the Year for Springfield's Sherwood Elementary School
Photo courtesy of Sapp Design Associates

By Cameron Smith, Land Development
Olsson was part of a team that was recently awarded the 2015 Project Team of the Year by the Springfield Contractors Association for the team's work on Springfield, Missouri, Public Schools' new Sherwood Elementary School project. The association presented this award last November at its annual Salute to Design and Construction Banquet.