Ramey Kemp Associates (RKA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Bailey to Virginia State Operations Lead. Mr. Mike Bailey, PE, PTOE has worked for RKA for close to 6 years, but has over 11 years of experience in the industry.
His experience includes preparing traffic impact studies, traffic signal designs, signal timing plans, signal warrant studies, work zone traffic control plans, roundabout implementation/design, parking demand studies, and traffic calming studies. Mr. Bailey has experience working in the public sector and project management experience on various types of projects.
Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield County, VA
Ramey Kemp Associates (RKA) completed a traffic capacity analysis and traffic signal upgrade designs for the widening of Iron Bridge Road between Whitepine Road and Frith Lane in Chesterfield County, VA.
RKA analyzed existing and year 2037 build and no-build conditions at four study intersections. Anticipated traffic from three potential development projects nearby were factored into the RKA analysis. The need for a planned improvement to six lanes on Route 10 was confirmed in the study along with exclusive turn lanes and the lengthening of storage bays.
The traffic signal upgrades included safety items to bring the intersections into M.U.T.C.D. compliance. Additionally, substantial pedestrian accommodations are being provided at two of the intersections. The pedestrian items include countdown heads, ADA compliant push buttons, and APS audible indications.
Reed Marsh TIA
Goochland County, VA
RKA provided traffic engineering services to support a proposed residential development on the southwest side of Route 6 (River Road) across from Sandy Hook Road in Goochland County, VA. The neighborhood driveway became the fourth leg of the intersection, and the traffic study identified the need for off-site roadway improvements including turn lanes and replacing the existing traffic signal. The signal design incorporated protected-permissive phasing (four-section traffic signal with flashing yellow arrow) for the left-turn movements on River Road and pedestrian accommodations.
The pedestrian infrastructure was installed on all four sides of the intersection using a combination of pedestal mounted and mast-arm pole mounted countdown heads. Pedestrian push buttons were installed at each ramp to achieve ADA compliance.
Hanson Avenue Traffic Calming
Through our City of Fredericksburg On-Call contract, RKA performed an investigation of cut through traffic and traffic calming measures along Hanson Avenue.
RKA employed a license plate scanner to determine how many vehicles were cutting through the neighborhood. After a public workshop in January 2016, the City installed a series of speed tables on Hanson Avenue, which have reduced speeds and cut-through volume.