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Roundabouts Win an Economic Development Project of the Year Award

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Farmersville Roundabouts Improvement Project was recently recognized as the Economic Development Project of the Year by the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) at the 6th Annual Local Motion Awards Program. While the Project is transformational in terms of traffic safety, accessibility, circulation, goods movement and beautification, the project also contributes greatly to Farmersville’s aspirations for freeway oriented, high visibility, commercial and retail development along north Farmersville Boulevard. The project has...

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Omni-Means and GHD Merge to Expand Transportation Services

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Omni-Means, Ltd, an award-winning, engineering consulting firm focused on the transportation market, merged with GHD on February 1, 2017. With more than 8,500 people around the globe, GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. With Omni-Means offices in Napa, Redding, Roseville, San Luis Obispo, Visalia, and Walnut Creek, California, GHD enhances their capacity to meet client and market demands for...

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Why aren’t you working with the firm Caltrans hired?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

How does the Caltrans Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) Process work and how does ICE criteria relate to roundabout operations and geometric design? We can show you! Omni-Means has expertise in designing roundabouts and working with the ICE Process, for projects on and off the State Highway System. This led Caltrans to retain Omni-Means to provide roundabout operational and ICE training for Caltrans staff. The training focused on the use of transportation operational modeling systems to plan and design operational and safety improvements...

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City of Farmersville Gets Their First Roundabouts

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Omni-Means helped the City of Farmersville secure over $3.5 million in Federal CMAQ and HSIP funding for the construction of the first two roundabouts to be constructed within the City. Roundabouts tend to rank favorably for these grants specifically due to the proven safety and air quality benefits that roundabouts offer. The roundabouts are located at Noble Avenue/SR 198 eastbound ramps and Farmersville Boulevard/Noble Avenue, and are just 280 feet apart, center to center. These roundabouts will increase capacity at the interchange, reduce...

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Transforming State Highways to Complete Streets

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

What would you do if three state highways within your City limits were relinquished to you by the State? The City of Oxnard was presented with this question, and they took it to the public. Beginning in 2008, the actions of the California Transportation Commission, by way of Senate Bill 1366 (Negrate McLeod), resulted in the relinquishment of portions of State Route (SR) 1 (better known as the Pacific Coast Highway), SR 34, and SR 232 to the City of Oxnard. The City would now administer the operations and maintenance of these designated state...

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Navigating the Farmersville Roundabouts

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Omni Means and the City of Farmersville are excited about the soon to be completed roundabouts at the Route 198/Farmersville Boulevard interchange. In addition to providing planning and design services for this highly visible City of Farmersville project, Omni Means continued to provide design support during construction. In anticipation of the upcoming opening of the roundabouts to all directions of traffic, Omni Means assisted the City in preparing the traveling public for the new traffic patterns. The image below illustrates the functional...

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A Roundabout Look at 2015

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

2015 was a year of growth for Omni-Means, our continued development of our roundabout expertise is highlighted below with brief discussions of some of our marque opportunities. Project of the Year awards were received by five (5) of our projects, three were awarded to roundabout projects, including the City of Galt Twin Cities/SR 99 roundabout Interchange, and the “Breathe California” award to the City of Rocklin, Rocklin Road Complete Streets project; one to the City of Placerville El Dorado Trails Project and the Fallen Heroes...

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Achieving a Cleaner Environment with Modern Roundabouts

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Modern roundabouts are helping to contribute to a cleaner environment, which is vital given growing concerns about the health and sustainability of our environment. With the news of global warming and the advent of many human health related impacts, concern for a cleaner environment has never been more universally in the forefront of world issues. The health and sustainability of our world is not just one country’s issue, but everyone’s, both collectively and individually. More locally, California has recognized its responsibility and is...

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Groundbreaking in Farmersville

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Noble Avenue Roundabouts at the SR-198 eastbound ramps and Farmersville Blvd. are officially under construction! The groundbreaking ceremony took place in the City of Farmersville on July 23rd. Keep posted for updates during construction.

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Napa Moves Forward With Third Roundabout

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

In 2010, the City of Napa hired Omni-Means to perform a Traffic Study for the “Streets West of Downtown” that would study the effects of potential changes to the existing travel patterns. Changes included a reversal of the existing one-way couplet (First and Second Streets) and reverting to two-way traffic downtown. Omni-Means analyzed the traffic conditions through the Downtown area including the key east-west streets (First, Second, Third and Clay Streets) that extend from State Route 29 (SR 29) easterly to Jefferson Avenue. The study...

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