How a Roundabout Solves Traffic Challenges in Kane County, Illinois

by Matt Papirnik February 27, 2017

Although roundabouts have been increasingly common in the U.S. since the 1990s, Illinois has lagged behind its neighbors in implementing this proven concept. But now that’s changing — in part due to a project designed by Burns & McDonnell. A new roundabout at the Kane County intersection of Burlington Road and Illinois Route 47 opened […]

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Transportation Innovation Lab: A Launching Pad for the Future

by Julie Lorenz February 14, 2017

Technology is accelerating at a pace faster than we’ve ever seen — and it’s having a significant impact on all aspects of our society. Futurist Ray Kurzweil — who’s been quite successful foreseeing innovations like smartphones, cloud computing and self-driving cars —  predicted that “We won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century […]

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[Webinar] Why Economic Developers Should Care About Transportation

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 26, 2013

We tend to think of transportation as a way to get from point A to point B, yet it’s intrinsically linked to factors like quality of life and a community’s economic development, paving the way (no pun intended) for ongoing growth and future success. If you’re interested in exploring how economic development and transportation are […]

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Diverging Diamond Interchange Shifts Traffic for Safety & Efficiency

by The Burns & McDonnell Team February 9, 2012

The diverging diamond interchange (DDI) is a relatively new — and undoubtedly unique — highway interchange concept starting to take shape around the country. While its design may seem complex at first glance, it essentially shifts traffic to the opposite side of the road. It’s been shown to improve the safety and efficiency of traffic […]

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FREE Webinar: Building Support for Transportation Planning Using Economic Impact Analysis

by The Burns & McDonnell Team September 8, 2011

A properly functioning transportation system is a vital part of maintaining our nation’s competitive commerce. Several studies conducted over the past 20 years have shown that investments in transportation projects support economic growth, but with limited federal and state funds, our competitive edge is eroding. So how do you build stakeholder and legislative support when […]

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