TAIT works with NDDOT and the City of Bismarck to Increase Service and Improve Safety on Highway 83
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), working closely with the City of Bismarck (City) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), evaluated proposals from several reputable firms and awarded the State Street Project to Tait & Associates, Inc.
From project concept through design plans, TAIT will focus on engineering solutions to achieve this project’s purpose:
- Improve Intersection Capacity & Safety
- Reduce the high number of Rear-end and Angle type Crashes
- Increase the Level-of-Service
Eleven intersections along State Street are being improved, form Divide Avenue at the Capitol to Calgary Avenue on the north side of town. Additional turn lanes and modifications are being designed to accommodate future growth. Beyond obvious traffic safety concerns, pedestrian connection and environmental protection are also high priorities of this project.
TAIT, a family company with 50 years of civil engineering history, is an expert at these types of projects. Tait has chosen HDR Engineering to help provide Traffic Engineering and Environmental Consulting. This team has proven success on prior DOT engineering. The TAIT team brings an inherent knowledge and understanding of public infrastructure improvements, drainage, rights-of-way impact, and utility design.
“Having been an employee of NDDOT while I worked my way through school at NDSCS and UND makes this award that much more important” said Tracy J. Letzring, PE, Principal at TAIT and Project Manager for this project. He went on to say, “With our company so rooted in ND, we opened our Bismarck office last year specifically to serve these needs.”
Contact Tracy Letzring for information on our work in North Dakota.
TAIT has 12 offices across the country, including offices in ND, CO and TX in the “Oil Corridor” and have boots on the ground across the US.
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