MKA’s approach to design always has the same starting point. It is about delivering what the client needs. We use scientific principles to design assets and forecast their performance. Our efforts form the basis for the construction of facilities that are safe, compliant, durable, and efficient.
In different markets, MKA designs and helps construct assets that make our clients successful and more competitive. Many of our clients engage MKA to supply not a single task, but a portfolio of integrated services.
From feasibility, to design, permitting, and construction, MKA is able to work with clients and contractors for a successful project.
- Construction Inspection
- Energy Development
- Energy Transmission
- Municipal Infrastructure
- Water Resources
Stonycreek River Bridge Replacement
Hooversville Borough, Somerset County, PA
MKA was engaged to undertake the replacement and re-alignment of an existing 166-foot, two-span, steel, through-girder bridge carrying two lanes on SR 4021 across Stonycreek River. The new 157-foot, three-span, pre-stressed concrete, spread box beam bridge is constructed on a new alignment. This new alignment improves sight distance and roadway geometry, and enabled partial width construction while maintaining traffic across the existing structure. Engineering and environmental services included field surveying, preliminary and final bridge and roadway design, Right-of-Way Plans, utility coordination and construction services. The Let Date for the project was met. No design related change orders were required on the project.
- Secured environmental clearances, categorical exclusion evaluation and waterway permits
- Developed maintenance and protection of traffic plans for effective and safe detour
Bridge and Roadway
PennDOT Engineering District 9-0
S.R. 6219, Section 20A – Transportation Improvement Project Value Engineering (VE) Design
Summit, Brothers Valley, Black and Somerset Townships Somerset County, PA
This project involves grading and drainage construction for an eleven (11) mile 4-lane limited access facility on a new alignment. There are several local road relocations. Several supplement plans include: traffic control, signing and pavement marking, delineation, highway lighting, stream relocation, erosion and sediment pollution control, environmental mitigation, and roadway test borings. MKA involved preparing a VE design with Joseph B. Fay to re-align 1.1 miles of the original approved roadway alignment of S.R. 6219, Section 20A for an overall $8 million construction cost savings. The VE roadway re-alignment eliminated a reinforced soil slope design and reduced the overall excavation quantity by 500,000 CY. MKA successfully completed an aggressive schedule by preparing VE design proposal after project construction let date and receiving approval/completing construction within project construction deadlines for completion. Additional services included completing fast-track coordination with all permitting agencies for preparing and receiving approval to amend the “project-wide” PADEP/ACOE Joint Permit and NPDES/E&S Permit and to provide adequate time to complete construction within the project construction completion deadline. Design services included completing roadway design for centerline shift of the horizontal/vertical alignments, super elevation revisions, roadway plan/cross section modifications, geotechnical analysis performed by others, stormwater drainage system revisions, E&S/PCSM plan modifications, right-of-way plan revisions, temporary and permanent utility relocation coordination within the VE design project limits.
- 4 box culverts
- 1 set of dual structures
- 1 set of structure modifications
- New interchange
Highway and Bridge
PennDOT District 9-0
Montoursville Streetscape Program
Borough of Montoursville, Lycoming County, PA
MKA provided professional services that include preliminary and final design, construction inspection, and construction documentation. MKA assisted the Borough with advertising and bidding.
- Broad Street is Montoursville’s commercial district which was enhanced with decorative sidewalks, street trees, and period streetlights.
- Bennett and Pine Streets benefited from substantial reconstruction. This project involved milling and overlay of streets, sidewalk and curb ramp replacement, and tree removal.
Borough of Montoursville