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Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures

Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures

Engineers are no longer limited to using expensive sampled data to model signal performance and calculate new signal timings. Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPM) consists of techniques for analysis of actual traffic data being collected and measured by sensors and a traffic signal controller with high-resolution (tenth-of-a-second) data logging capability. Read more »


Richmond International Airport Signage and Safety Upgrades

Richmond International Airport Signage and Safety Upgrades

Thanks to Richmond landing on Forbes.com’s “10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018” list, we can expect an influx of wanderlusters through the capital city’s Richmond International Airport. A fresh safety upgrade of airport property involved all open-to-public roads at the airport. Read more »


Improved Pedestrian Circulation that Protects

Improved Pedestrian Circulation that Protects

The Wounded Warrior Covered Walkway in Walter Red National Military Medical Center, a walkway intended to provide protection for vets against harsh weather conditions is now complete two years later. Read more »


Celebrating National Engineers Week

Celebrating National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week, a celebratory event founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, is a week that we look forward to as a firm every year. This year, we took National Engineers Week as an opportunity to get to know some of our recently licensed Professional Engineers and highlight them on our Social Media accounts. Read more »


Augusta County Uses VDOT SMART SCALE Funding for Shared Use Path

Augusta County Uses VDOT SMART SCALE Funding for Shared Use Path

There’s nothing like the fresh country air in Augusta County and now hundreds of folks can enjoy it safely up and down Lifecore Drive. This locally administered project has linked Augusta County’s most concentrated business and medical district with an attractive shared use path. Read more »


Three Advantages of LED Signals to Increase Traffic Signal Safety

Three Advantages of LED Signals to Increase Traffic Signal Safety

The advantages of LED signals include: brighter lights, consuming only 10 percent the electricity used by incandescent bulbs, and they have a long life that can lasts for 7 to 10 years. So how do the advantages of LED signals translate to an increase in safety? Read more »


Three Ways We Fast Tracked the Route 10 Right Turn Lane Project

Three Ways We Fast Tracked the Route 10 Right Turn Lane Project

The Route 10 at Branders Bridge Road Right Turn Lane project located in Chesterfield County, Virginia is a great example of how a need within a community can be accomplished quickly through early and frequent communication with the client. Read more »


Before and After: Ridge Road Reconstruction in Mecklenburg County

Before and After: Ridge Road Reconstruction in Mecklenburg County

As an existing rural, gravel roadway used for constant industrial construction traffic over the last five years, Ridge Road had become a maintenance concern for VDOT and a priority for the County. Timmons Group provided consulting services for the new roadway design. Read more »


UVA Day of Professorship – The Business of Engineering

UVA Day of Professorship – The Business of Engineering

There's a lot that goes in an engineering firm before anything gets designed. Processes that are not typically taught in college, leaving engineers left to learn these components on the job. Read more »


My Experience with the Bridge Inspection Refresher Training Course

My Experience with the Bridge Inspection Refresher Training Course

The Bridge Inspection Refresher Training course was hosted last week at Timmons Group. The training is an important component to being an insepction team leader. Read more »