Salina Office Director reflects on Pheasant Ridge subdivision project
Construction on the Pheasant Ridge Addition No. 3, a residential subdivision in Salina, Kansas, recently completed in fall 2019. Kaw Valley Engineering provided civil engineering services throughout this project, located in east Salina, north of the First Christian Church on E Crawford Street.
The civil engineering services provided included platting and design of 23 residential lots. Platting was completed in 2016, and design was completed in fall 2018. The design for those lots included:
- Storm sewer
- Detention pond
A storm water lift station was installed to drain the detention pond, which was necessary to the subdivision due to flat terrain and limited space for the detention pond. Amidst funding challenges, the project was also delayed because of the City of Salina’s Special Assessment Policy, and was completed last fall.
Engineering deliverables for the Pheasant Ridge Addition No. 3 project included final plat, construction plans, drainage report, geotechnical report and cost estimate. This was Salina Office Director Justin Owens’ first subdivision design, and first project at Kaw Valley Engineering.
“This project opened my eyes to larger variety of engineering tasks such as lift station, sewer, and waterline design and I have much better understanding for public infrastructure beyond street design, of which I spent most of my career designing,” Owens said.