VSM Engineers has designed and managed various stormwater projects including neighborhood stormwater projects, storm sewer replacement, detention pond design, analysis of bridge/culvert structure capacities, review of storm sewer plans, channel improvement projects, and multiple objective designs for stormwater projects.
VSM completed stormwater improvements for flooding in the backyards of an established neighborhood. Plans included channel improvements using curvilinear alignment to save native trees. Channel slope stabilization is used in three locations on this project. Limestone drops were used as a water feature and also to lower the velocity and minimize erosion. Two roadway culverts, 48-in and 36-in, were replaced. Water line relocations for 6-in and 8-in waterlines were included. Plantings included items that can reduce homeowner maintenance. VSM Engineering did the modeling and construction plans and specifications development. VSM also assisted with limited CA services.
VSM Engineering reviewed flooding and stormwater complaints at three locations in Kansas City, Missouri as part of the Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) program.
The projects consisted of hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to define stormwater issues and develop various solutions and cost estimates for both structural and non-structural alternatives. The three sites included various combinations of water line relocation and sewer line replacement, bioswale, rain gardens, cascades, flumes, inlets, and piping.
VSM Engineering provided civil engineering support for trail plans and designs as well as preliminary roadway designs for the Little Blue River Trail, Amity Trail, Triangle Trail, Line Creek Trail, and Second Creek Trail located in Kansas City, Missouri. VSM was involved with the culvert designs for various culvert crossings, including large multiple cell pre-cast culverts which ranged from 24-in RCP to 240 SF. VSM also completed the FEMA no-rise certification.
In addition, VSM led the design for the North Troost Trail, a 6,600 LF trail at North Troost Avenue connecting Englewood Park to North East Vivion Road Trail. The project for the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks Department included hydraulic analysis, culvert design, a pedestrian bridge and preparation of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Through the hydraulic analysis, VSM was able to discard one bridge crossing and use a smaller culvert to save city funds.