Protective Stadium Traffic & Parking Study

Protective Stadium Traffic & Parking Study

By: Charles Cochran, P.E., PTOE, RSP The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex is beginning grading work this month at the site of the future Protective Stadium.  The multi-use stadium will have a 45,000 seat capacity and will serve as the home stadium for UAB’s football team in addition to hosting other athletic events and concerts.  The […]

Did You Know? What To Do When a Signal Is In Flash

Did You Know? What To Do When a Signal Is In Flash

By: Jeremy Greer, P.E. Traffic signals are part of daily life for most U.S. citizens.  Traffic signals are commonly seen at roadway intersections and primarily function to assign the right-of-way to the various traffic movements.  A traffic signal uses three colors, directional arrows, and circular indications to convey certain messages to drivers.  When signals work […]

New Traffic Signal Technology Coming to Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville

New Traffic Signal Technology Coming to Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville

By: Jeff Stephenson, P.E., PTOE A project to implement new traffic signal technology for Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville is nearing completion. The project includes new traffic signal controllers and additional vehicle detectors for the nine signalized intersections along Cobbs Ford Road from Silver Hills Drive to I-65. These signals are also being connected to […]

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Community, Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
National Work Zone Awareness Week

Created in 2000, National Work Zone Awareness Week  (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign dedicated to educating and encouraging safe driving through work zones. It also honors those whose lives have been lost due to a work zone accident. This year, the 20th annual campaign will take place April 8-12 with the theme: “Drive Like […]

Behind The Scenes With The I-59/20 Big Build

Behind The Scenes With The I-59/20 Big Build

By: Jeff Stephenson, PE, PTOE If you live anywhere close to the Birmingham area or if you have traveled through Birmingham within the past several months, you are certainly aware of the construction taking place on I-59/20 in the Central Business District (CBD) of downtown Birmingham. The emphasis of the project is to replace the […]

A Trip to Cape Town, South Africa

A Trip to Cape Town, South Africa

By; Calvin Lokko, Designer I visited Cape Town this past Thanksgiving for the first time to visit my two uncles and their families. I couldn’t wait to hear their stories about my grandfather, and their personal stories of being engineers in South Africa. They faced many obstacles during Apartheid to get their engineering degrees, and […]

History Underground Can Impact Your Project

History Underground Can Impact Your Project

By: Alicia Bailey, P.E.  Have you ever wondered how paving a new road through an undisturbed wooded area impacts the environment?  Sain Associates certainly has. Sometimes there are no major issues, but occasionally an engineer can get an unhappy surprise. 

Making Each STEP Count

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
Making Each STEP Count

By: Jim Meads, P.E. In its fourth round of Every Day Counts (EDC-4), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting pedestrian safety initiatives under a program called Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP). Pedestrians are most at risk for injury or death when crossing motor vehicle traffic at mid-block locations or un-signalized intersections.

When 3 is Better Than 4 (Road Diets)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Road Safety, Safety, Transportation | No Comments
When 3 is Better Than 4 (Road Diets)

By Nathan Currie, P.E. If you’re like me, when you hear the word “diet”, your first reaction isn’t the thought…sign me up! However, in the world of transportation, it may often be an easy solution that provides a very favorable outcome for all involved.