Local Public Agency (LPA) Project Services
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has authorized the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to delegate project activities on Federal-aid projects to Local Public Agencies (LPA)'s. Many LPA let projects require oversight from ODOT to ensure compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations. KEM is prequalified by ODOT to design the construction contract documents; prepare right of way plans, perform the necessary acquisition services; administer construction and provide inspection services for LPA let projects.
KEM engineers and construction personnel have a long and successful history of delivering transportation projects for local public agencies including new roadway construction and reconstruction; a full range of traffic safety improvements, including traffic signal installation, traffic calming and traffic control improvements; along with bicycle/pedestrian facility design and construction.
KEM recognizes that successful project delivery demands dedicated experienced professionals to manage and support projects throughout all development phases. KEM can assist LPA's in identifying eligible projects, securing funding and programming the project. Under the design phase KEM ensures that projects follow the Plan Development and Right-of Way Acquisition, Process and are environmentally compliant under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process. Quality construction administration and inspection helps to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. KEM can provide the entire package of construction services from bid document preparation to final acceptance and project close out.
In addition KEM's professional staff has extensive experience with project management, engineering, planning, construction administration and inspection. This experience is highlighted through the successful construction of the following LPA projects:
- SR 611-5.66 Improvements
- Bogart Road Improvements
- Lexington Springmill Road Reconstruction
- Elyria Industrial Parkway
- Bowman Street Bridge Reconstruction
- SR 57 Improvements