Category Archives: Transportation

Why Roundabouts Work

Other than the quick, but slow-moving, thrill around a circular intersection (just me?), why are roundabouts so great? Why do roundabouts work? The best answer to those questions is safety. Roundabouts Improve Safety Traffic will naturally move slower through a roundabout than it would through a standard intersection due to the deflection of the vehicle…
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Major Improvements for Pine Lake Road

Pine Lake Road, from 61st Street to Highway 2, has been receiving a bit of a face-lift courtesy of Schemmer's transportation group. Major Improvements for Pine Lake Road Project Pine Lake Road Progress Pine Lake Road is a major east-west corridor for the traveling public in southeast Lincoln, Nebraska and required coordination with a variety…
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Schemmer Awarded ACEC Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award

Schemmer Awarded ACEC Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award Schemmer was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa 2019 Engineering Achievement Award in the Transportation Category at the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet held on May 14, 2019. Schemmer’s Darin Brown, PE, and Matt Rasmussen, PE, were on hand to accept the award. [caption…
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Traffic Data Collection

Many of us go about our day commuting to and from work without ever stopping to think about why the intersection we travel through is timed the way it is or why there is a stop sign versus a traffic signal. A lot of traffic data collection goes on behind the scenes to get us…
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Schemmer Awarded Two 2019 ACEC Nebraska Merit Awards

Schemmer has received two 2019 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Nebraska Merit Awards. The categorical Merit Awards were awarded to the firm for our County Road G76 Over I-35 project for the Iowa Department of Transportation in the Structural Systems category and the OPW 53048 Missouri River Water Resource Recovery Facility: Primary Clarifiers Piping Rehabilitation for the City of Omaha in the Water and Waste Water category. Once a year, the ACEC celebrates those exhibiting the most innovative projects…
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Schemmer’s Fremont SE Beltway Project Goes 3D at Public Meeting

Schemmer's Transportation group was on hand for the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Fremont Southeast (SE) Beltway Public Meeting held at the Fremont Learning Center last night. The public information meeting discussed proposed design changes, which included incorporating roundabout intersections at Downing Street and the U.S. 275 interchange ramp terminals, as well as removing the Yager Road…
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Schemmer Hosts MATC Intern Program Field Trip

Schemmer had the pleasure of hosting students from the Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) Intern Program today in our Omaha office. Schemmer's Shane Swope, PE, gave a presentation on Schemmer's history, an overview of the rewards and challenges of consulting and civil engineering and the different disciplines. As well as various types of transportation projects and…
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Schemmer Awarded an ACEC of Iowa 2018 Engineering Achievement Award

Schemmer was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Iowa 2018 Engineering Achievement Award in the Transportation Category at the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet held on May 9, 2018. Schemmer’s Darin Brown, PE, and Matt Rasmussen, PE, were on hand to accept the award. Schemmer and the Iowa Department of Transportation were both…
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Schemmer Project, NDOT U.S. 30 Schuyler to Rogers, In Progress

Paving of the westbound lanes on U.S. 30 – Schuyler to Rogers, is nearing completion. The project is funded by the Build Nebraska Act, a 20-year funding mechanism that goes to the Nebraska Department of Transportation for expansion and reconstruction of the Expressway system and federally designated High Priority Corridors, construction of new highways and…
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