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HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. shared Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky's photo.
The deck on the downtown Louisville bridge is getting its asphalt layer.
Check out this great video! Meet the workers who built Louisville's downtown bridge: http://www.courier-journal.com/videos/news/local/2015/11/20/76115518/
Pat McDonogh photographs the workers who built the new downtown bridge, and they share their pride in the project.
Check out this photo gallery in today's Lexington Herald Leader, featuring a project designed by HMB engineers:
New water tower under construction in Jessamine Co.
Mark your calendar to "Walk the Bridge" on Saturday, Dec. 5. The new Louisville downtown bridge will be open to pedestrians for a celebration that day.
Celebration is set for Saturday, December 5 Nov. 5, 2015 – The date has been set for the public celebration to be held in advance of the new Downtown bridge
How does one receive the Parsons Core Value Award? Just ask HMB's own John Greenwell, who was recently recognized with the award for his work on the East End Crossing project. This from PTG Road & Highway Vice President Steve Nicaise: "John has been very versatile and brings a positive approach to his work in Section 4...He is an exemplary team player who is quick to share his knowledge..." Congratulations, John!
The HMB team offers our sincere condolences to the family of Parrish Strickland. We're saddened to lose both an employee and a friend. Parrish died last week at the age of 45 and leaves behind a wife, Kathy Durbin Strickland, a daughter, Gracie Lark Strickland, and two sons, Owen Lee Strickland and Collin Frederick Jones. He will be greatly missed.
Here's hoping that you get treats instead of tricks today!
HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. shared KYTC District 5's album.
HMB did the roadway design plans for this project. Check out these great photos from KYTC District 5:
In July 2015, work began on a KYTC project to replace the bridge over the Salt River in Spencer County. This bridge, locally known as “The Blue Bridge” is located on KY 55 in Taylorsville (mile point 6.2). The new bridge is being constructed adjacent to the existing bridge. The original bridge was built in 1932 and helped connect KY 55 to the Bluegrass Parkway. On average, 3,300 vehicles use this section of KY 55 each day. This highway is an important route for commuters but the aging structure no longer provides a sufficient level of service. Louisville Paving Company Inc. was awarded this contract in the amount of $3.7 million. Construction is scheduled for completion by June 1, 2016.
It's National #BatWeek -- a week dedicated to celebrating the importance of bats! They often get a bad rap, but bats are incredibly important in plant pollination, seed dispersal, and flying insect population control.
HMB's Highway Environmental division conducts mist netting surveys for bats on proposed highway projects in order to identify bat species that may be impacted. HMB's Biological Assessments are reviewed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which determine any alternatives or mitigation efforts that may be required to reduce the project's impact on bat species.
A major threat to bat species in the United States is a disease called White-nose syndrome. The disease is caused by a white fungus that grows on hibernating bats which is believed to cause affected bats to prematurely consume their body fat reserves, making them unable to survive the winter. In 2006, the disease first appeared in the United States and has since caused the loss of at least 5.7 million bats. The disease continues to spread and has been documented in 25 states, including Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, and Tennessee.
(Pictured: Rafinesque's big-eared bat, found only in the Southeastern United States)
https://www.doi.gov/video/its-bat-week (Pictured: Rafinesque's big-eared bat, found only in the Southeastern United States)">
HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. shared KYTC District 5's post.
Some great aerial photos of the new bridges being built across the Ohio River in Louisville. The first three are of the downtown crossing for I-65. The other two are at the east end of Louisville where KY 841 will extend into southern Indiana. The photos are courtesy of one of our engineers who has a relative that is a pilot. We thank him for sharing!!!
HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. celebrating this day in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Happy Boss's Day!
New Louisville bridge will open ahead of original schedule! Read all about it:
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said a new Ohio River bridge between downtown Louisville and southern Indiana is expected to open earlier than projected.
Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers visited a Mountain Parkway Expansion job site to see the progress first-hand.
The downtown crossing is still on schedule to take vehicle traffic by January.
HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. added 6 new photos.
All Aboard! The HMB Bus Tour 2015 was a success. All of the newbies at HMB took a tour this morning to help us better understand the company's services. We toured the Frankfort Wastewater Treatment Plant and visited Benson Creek Bridge and the East Frankfort Water Tower. Later, we heard about some of the company's largest projects and listened to presentations from staff in various company divisions.
Check out this interesting story on the state of drinking water systems throughout the country.
Deep inside a complex of huge tanks, drinking water for Iowa's capital city is constantly cleansed of the harmful nitrates that come from the state's famously rich farmland.
HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. shared Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's photo.
Congratulations, Steve Waddle, for this well deserved recognition!
STATE HIGHWAY ENGINEER STEVE WADDLE RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD Kentucky State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle has been awarded the 2015 Alfred E. Johnson Achievement Award by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The award was announced Sunday, Sept. 27, in Chicago at AASHTO’s annual meeting. The prestigious award, given annually by the Association, recognizes the many contributions to management in the field of highway engineering made by Alfred E. Johnson, former Executive Director of AASHTO. It is awarded to the individual selected by the award committee as the person rendering the most outstanding service to their department in the field of engineering or management, covering technical and administrative aspects. The award is the capstone of Waddle’s 27-year career as a civil engineer, all with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. He retires on Thursday, Oct. 1. DETAILS at http://go.usa.gov/3z2Gx
Friday Factoid from the Federal Highway Administration:
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HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. added 2 new photos.
Congratulations to Alex and Lindsey Wood, who were married Friday, September 18th. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!
HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. shared a link.
One of the nation's top transportation leaders visited Louisville Tuesday to check out bridge construction.