Community Meetings scheduled For Burleigh County Future Land Use Study

July 13th, 2015

Burleigh County, located in North Dakota, has experienced an increase in population over recent years. Therefore, Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Burleigh County selected KLJ to develop the Burleigh County Future Land Use Study.  The study is underway with the first community meetings scheduled from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Four meetings will be held in July. Monday, July 13 – Bismarck Horizon Middle School 500 Ash Coulee Dr. Tuesday, July 14 – Bismarck Naughton Elementary School 9101 123rd Ave. NE Thursday, July 16 – Menoken Menoken Elementary School 412 Bismarck St. N Thursday, July 23 – Bismarck Apple Creek Elementary School 2000 93rd St. SE According to KLJ’s Project Manager, Carron Day, the community meetings will present a snapshot of Burleigh County today and focus on the issues related to future growth in the study area. The planning team would like to hear from study area residents, property owners, business owners and other interested parties. All meetings will begin at 6:00 pm with an open house format and presentations scheduled for 6:30.  KLJ community planners will engage participants through keypad polling and community discussion. The study area includes portions of 11 townships within Burleigh County (Apple Creek, Burnt Creek, Crofte, Fort Rice, Gibbs, Glenview, Lyman, […] Learn More


Larson earns Professional Engineering License in North Dakota

July 2nd, 2015

Andrew Larson earned his PE in North Dakota. He works in the Aviation Group in the Bismarck office. Larson earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University.   Learn More


Puhalla earns Professional Engineering License in North Dakota

June 30th, 2015

Joe Puhalla earned his PE in North Dakota. He works in the Telecommunications Group in the Bismarck office. Puhalla earned a bachelor’s degree in electric engineering from North Dakota State University. He has eight years of experience in telecommunications. Learn More


KLJ Named One of the Top 10 Young Professional Workplaces in Bismarck-Mandan

June 24th, 2015

KLJ was named one of Bismarck-Mandan’s Top 10 Young Professional Workplaces by the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network. The award recognizes local businesses that are committed to recruiting and retaining young professionals. Businesses employing young professionals under the age of 40 were evaluated on criteria related to their strategies advancing employment of young professionals in the community, quality and type of benefits offered and inclusion of young professionals in the workplace. Learn More


Gallagher earns Professional Engineering License in North Dakota

June 19th, 2015

Patrick Gallagher earned his PE in North Dakota. He works in the Surface Transportation Group in the Bismarck office. Gallagher earned a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from North Dakota State University.    Learn More


Five Earn Professional Engineering License in Montana

June 8th, 2015

KLJ is proud to announce that Tyrel Clark, Matt Corcoran, Scott Fanning, Nathan Schroht and Tim Uribe earned their Professional Engineering License (PE) in Montana. Clark works in the Municipal Group in the Billings office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics from Brigham Young University. Corcoran works in the Municipal Group in the Billings office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from University of Iowa. Fanning works in the Surface Transportation Group in the Helena office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in design drafting technology from Montana State University-Northern. Schroht works in the Aviation Group in the Billings office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. Uribe works in the Municipal Group in the Helena office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Montana State University.     Learn More


Solution Blue to Work with KLJ on Como Regional Park Project

May 27th, 2015

In April, KLJ had the privilege to team up with Solution Blue, a regional expert in stormwater management and site design, to work on the Como Regional Park Transportation Improvements project in St. Paul, Minnesota. Como Regional Park, which is home to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, is a 384-acre public park that allows free admission and receives approximately 4.5 million visitors each year. As a premiere Minnesota destination many of the aging roads have experienced large amounts of stress due to heavy traffic. Additionally, parking is in high demand during peak summer months when the park is known to host as many as 18,000 visitors a day. Solution Blue will serve as the project lead and KLJ will serve as the subconsultant. Together, the firms will alleviate the park’s problems by providing design and engineering services as well as construction administration services for roadways and parking lots throughout Como Regional Park. Once the project is completed, Como Regional Park visitors will enjoy less congested parking with more than 60 additional spaces throughout two parking lots and on-street parking. Visitors will also gain improved access to the park through a bus and handicap accessible drop off. Learn More


Bittner Recognized as MWITE Rising Star

May 21st, 2015

Mike Bittner was recognized as Midwestern Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (MWITE) Rising Star in May. The Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) Rising Star program acknowledges members who have made an impact on the transportation engineering profession, demonstrated the ability to lead the next generation and implemented innovative techniques to solve transportation problems. Bittner is a NCITE (North-Central Institute of Transportation Engineers) member and will go on to compete against members from across the globe to win the overall ITE Rising Star award. Bittner works in the Surface Transportation Group in West Fargo, ND. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of North Dakota. Learn More