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KYTC Statewide Right of Way Services

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) selected HMB as one of six firms for the Statewide Structural Design contract. KYTC selects six different consultants for two regions and HMB was selected in both regions.  During this two year contract, KYTC will assign right of way projects to HMB on an "on-call" basis.  This means that if the KYTC has a new project and are not able to complete it in-house due to scheduling or capacity reasons, they will assign it to one of the six consultants selected for that region.  This type of contract requires strong communication between the consultant and KYTC.  HMB has provided "on-call" services for KYTC in numerous capacities and this is our second consecutive time being selected for the Statewide Right of Way Services contract.
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KYTC Statewide Structural Design

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) selected HMB as one of three firms for the Statewide Structural Design contract.  During this two year contract, KYTC will assign structure design projects to HMB on an "on-call" basis.  This means that if the KYTC has a new project and are not able to complete it in-house due to scheduling or capacity reasons, they will assign it to one of the three consultants selected.  This type of contract requires strong communication between the consultant and KYTC.  HMB has provided "on-call" services for KYTC in numerous capacities and this is our second consecutive time being selected for the Statewide Structural Design contract.
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Western Lewis Rectorville Water & Gas District Project Win

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HMB was selected by the Western Lewis Rectorville Water & Gas District to provide engineering services for approximately 12,000 feet of new 3" and 4" water line extensions, the rehabilitation (recoating interior and exterior of the tank) and repainting of the Flat Gap Tank, including installation of anew mixing system and site improvements, refurbishment of Well #3 and the installation of approximately 500 new radio read meters.  HMB has worked with the Western Lewis Rectorville Water & Gas District on numerous projects and looks forward to continue working with them on this project.
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Statewide Environmental Studies

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  On Monday, March 24th, HMB was selected by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for the Statewide Environmental Studies contract. Under this two year contract, HMB will provide environmental studies, document preparation and laboratory services on a statewide basis for both six-year highway plan and non six-year highway plan projects. Services HMB may perform include: Air Quality Analysis Highway Noise Analysis Socioeconomic Impact Analysis Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis Wetland Delineation Wetland Design/ Restoration and Monitoring Stream Classification Stream Restoration/ Mitigation and Monitoring Section 401/ 404 Permitting Underground Storage Tank and Hazardous Material Investigations Historic/ Archaeological Resource Investigations NEPA Documentation Environmental Assessments/ FONSI Environmental Impact Statements Categorical Exclusions
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Mountain Parkway General Engineering Consultant

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On Monday, March 24th, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet selected Qk4, Inc. as the General Engineering Consultant for the Mountain Parkway widening and extension project. HMB, along with Stantec, will be apart of Qk4's team for this historic project.The following article details the project and the impact it will have on Eastern Kentucky: Beshear proposes $753 million plan to extend and widen Mountain Parkway BY JOHN CHEVES; jcheves@herald-leader.com January 15, 2014  FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear wants to commit $753 million over the next six years to widen the Mountain Parkway, the  transportation backbone of Eastern Kentucky, to four lanes from Campton to Prestonsburg. "It is a long-overdue project for which leaders in Eastern Kentucky have long advocated, to strengthen the region's ability to attract jobs and visitors," Beshear said Wednesday at…
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Bridges Project to Add about 15,556 New Jobs per Year

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The Courier-Journal | Charlie White, Louisville In the course of 30 years, the Ohio River Bridges Project is expected to generate an average of 15,556 new jobs a year, $29.5 billion in personal income and $86.7 billion in economic output for the Louisville region, according to a new economic impact study. The study, done for the Indiana Finance Authority by a Boston-based consulting firm, estimates the bridges will open up land for development — especially in and around River Ridge Commerce Center and the Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville — that directly leads to about 6,000 new residents and nearly 12,000 new jobs in Clark and Floyd counties within the study period, 2012-42. The study is an update to a similar one released in April 2012, and analyzes the project's impact on Clark and…
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Anniversary Interview: John Meyer

Anniversary Interview
John Meyer has been with HMB for 2 years as a project engineer in the Roadway Design Division. What made you get into civil engineering? I was exposed to some of what we do as civil engineers following my senior year of high school, and that experience sparked interest in highway design specifically. Where did you attend college? What did you major in? Virginia Tech, BS Civil Engineering with a focus in transportation What’s your favorite part of your job? I feel very blessed to work with such great people. They make it easy to come into work each day. What’s the most interesting part of your job? Every project is a new challenge. Sure, there are plenty of projects that are very similar, but there are always new constraints…
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Anniversary Interview: Bob Farley

Anniversary Interview
Bob has been with HMB for 1 year and currently serves on the Design Review Team for the Louisville Southern-Indiana Ohio River Bridges project. What made you get into civil engineering? I was somewhat good at math and science, but I really didn’t know what to pursue as a career.  I knew I wanted to go to college, since I grew up on a dairy farm and I got tired of getting up a 5 am every morning.  I didn’t have much money, so I needed some help with that. I saw a posting on the hall next to the counselor’s office about a highway scholarship.  I applied and that was that. Where did you attend college? What did you major in?  UK and Civil Engineering.  I did manage to…
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Anniversary Interview: Todd Bixler

Anniversary Interview
Todd has been with HMB for 1 year and serves as a Project Manager in the Remediation Division. 1.      What made you get into environmental science? I have always liked science and knew that I wanted to be involved in the science field.  I chose environmental science because it’s broad nature.  It integrates physical, biological and information sciences to the study of the environmental, and the solution of environmental problems.  2.      Where did you attend college?  Georgetown College.  Graduated in 2012 in a BS in Environmental Science.  3.      What’s your favorite part of your job? The sense of accomplishment I feel from improving the environment throughout my home state of Kentucky.  4.      What’s the most interesting part of your job? The most interesting part of my job has been how…
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“A second look at 25E changes”

“A second look at 25E changes”

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Planned Cumberland Gap Parkway reconstruction called ‘a good project’ TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer For those who missed the first meeting in October, the public got a second chance Monday to view the planned reconstruction of U.S. 25E on the north end of Corbin. About 50 persons showed up at the public meeting, held in the Parkway Ministries building on 25E, also known as the Cumberland Gap Parkway. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) District 11 Office in Manchester and their design team members said the project would provide safe, efficient and reliable driving along a section of 25E in Knox and Laurel counties. The proposed improvements would improve access, reduce collisions and congestion, and take care of traffic capacity to handle growth…
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“Shiny new pumps: New Albany launches water system improvements”

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City marks first leg of $2.1 million capital improvement project By DANIEL SUDDEATH daniel.suddeath@newsandtribune.com NEW ALBANY — A major maintenance project for the New Albany Flood Control District launched Wednesday. Two of the 19 water pumps used to push away water in the event of a flood were removed and shipped to Kansas City where they will be reconditioned, marking the first leg of a $2.1 million capital improvement project for the district. Beyond remanufacturing 19 pumps, the project will entail improvements at each of the city’s six pumping plants including structural, electrical and ventilation work. The city’s levee system is designed so that its gravity drainage structures close to prevent flood waters from the Ohio River from entering New Albany. However, when those structures are activated, stormwater inside the city…
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