TRANSPORTATION 

Emma Ave Streetscape

Emma Ave Streetscape

As part of the Downtown Springdale Revitalization Plan, MCE completed the design for the downtown enhancement along Emma Avenue from Hewitt Street east to Berry Street referred to as “The Tyson District” in the city’s Downtown Springdale Master Plan. The district is designed to support new office and retail uses of Tyson Foods new Downtown Springdale facility.

Riverside Roundabout

Riverside Roundabout

MCE designed this roundabout for Benton's Riverside Park, along with many other aspects of this very large project.

Maple & Lafayette Street Bridge

Maple & Lafayette Street Bridge

The restoration of the Historic Maple & Lafayette Street Bridge in Fayetteville earned MCE two awards: The 2016 Preserve Arkansas Award for Excellence in Preservation Through Rehabilitation & The 2016 Phoenix Award from the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

University of Arkansas Stadium Drive

University of Arkansas Stadium Drive

The first mini-roundabout in Arkansas! MCE provided roadway design services to the University of Arkansas (U of A) for work on Stadium Drive, between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Meadow Street, per the U of A Master Plan. This project included extensive coordination with property owners, phasing of utility improvements and relocation, demolition of multiple houses, and realignment of an existing street.

Rogers Bellview Road

Rogers Bellview Road

MCE provided full engineering design services for the upgrade of the existing two-lane street to a four-lane minor arterial. In addition MCE was actively involved in the 18 month construction phase that was recently completed.

Benton Military Road Intersection

Benton Military Road Intersection

MCE’s Transportation Department provided AHTD construction inspection for the two-phased Congo Road – I-30 (Military Road) project in Benton. Phase I consisted of relocating numerous utilities including the overhead electric, water and sewer lines as well as three underground storage tanks located at a gas station that was removed for this mile and a half long road widening project. Phase II consisted of widening Military Road to accommodate future and existing traffic more efficiently.

Zoo Drive

Zoo Drive

MCE recently completed the design for a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Fair Park Boulevard and Zoo Drive, located north of the intersection of Interstate 630 and Fair Park Boulevard in Little Rock. An Intermediate Semitrailer (WB-50) was the vehicle used to determine the turning path requirements for this roundabout. AutoTURN (a state-of-the-art CAD software program), simulated truck turning movements to justify the design layout.

Little Rock MacArthur Park

Little Rock MacArthur Park

Several MCE departments worked with Pulaski County Road and Bridge to design McMath Boulevard and a new cross-park Pulaski Lane. This was the first project implemented in the award-winning master plan for MacArthur Park. These pedestrian-friendly green streets extend the park experience to the east by creating a shared street plaza. Traffic calming elements are emphasized to maximize pedestrian safety and access. The designs also make extensive use of low-impact design techniques.

North Little Rock Roundabout

North Little Rock Roundabout

The roundabout is located at the intersection of Pike Avenue (Highway 365), West Riverfront Drive (Highway 100) and West Boadway Avenue in North Little Rock. The roundabout has two lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks and wheelchair ramps. Access is provided to a new subdivision, “Rockwater Village”, via 3rd Street. A bypass lane was constructed from West Broadway Ave to Pike Ave to allow a free flow of traffic during peak hours. This was the first major roundabout in Central Arkansas.

Healthy transportation systems are vital components of communities and can contribute significantly to a community’s high quality of life and economic growth opportunities. MCE’s transportation experience includes local, collector, and arterial streets; major signalization intersections; roundabouts; and pedestrian and vehicular bridges. We’re dedicated to safety and utilize best practices during construction to keep the public and construction workers safe, while minimizing disruption to local business and area residents.

 

Our transportation design team has experience working with a wide variety of terrains and subsurface characteristics. This experience is enhanced by our in-house geotechnical engineering division capable of providing on-site drilling services for soil sampling by our in-house construction materials testing laboratory and associated geotechnical reports. MCE is experienced in both asphalt and concrete pavement designs and we help our clients select the best pavement material for their individual project needs.

MCE routinely provides services for the following types of transportation projects:

  • Roadway widening

  • New streets

  • Collector streets

  • Arterial streets

  • Roundabouts

  • Sidewalks

  • Traffic signalization

  • Vehicular bridge design

  • Pedestrian bridge design

  • Pre-engineered bridge structures

  • Traffic studies

  • Surface and subsurface drainage

  • Railway spurs