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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:

A stormwater 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, but was able to be 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. The estimated construction cost for this subdivision was $510,000.

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.

Kaw Valley Engineering employees who worked on this project include engineers from our Salina and Lenexa locations: Justin Owens, Salina Office Director and Project Manager and Lead Design; Loren Reiter, Senior CAD Designer; Tyler Abell, CAD Designer; and Jessica Nixon, Geotechnical Engineer.