HNTB Corporation

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715 Kirk Drive
Kansas City, MO
United States

For nearly a century, HNTB Corporation has helped create infrastructure that best meets the unique demands of its environment. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and visions.

HIGHWAYS - The No. 1 consultant to DOTs

In addition to providing innovative planning, design, construction and program delivery solutions, HNTB also understands the issues that affect a state department of transportation’s ability to complete complex programs and projects. We help clients do more with less by developing creative funding, management and public outreach strategies to turn projects into reality.

BRIDGES - Unsurpassed technical excellence in long-span structures

Since its founding nearly 100 years ago, HNTB has long been recognized as the industry’s leader in planning, design and construction of complex long-span and movable bridges. The firm employs advanced technology, including proprietary bridge design and analysis software and 3-D modeling and animation, to ensure each structure meets the client’s or community’s unique needs.

TRANSIT - Experts in rail and transit solutions

HNTB is the trusted adviser and provider of innovative rail and transit solutions to the nation’s largest transit authorities. Our work spans many of the most complex and innovative transit projects and encompasses every component of rail transportation systems.

HIGH-SPEED RAIL - The U.S. leader in high speed rail

HNTB is playing a critical role in the development of key corridors, including those in California, the Northeast and the Midwest, offering clients experience and technical knowledge that is unmatched in the industry.

DESIGN BUILD - Providing extraordinary value to clients

HNTB’s unique approach to design-build helps us understand what constitutes value for each client. From there, we provide services that result in the most efficient construction methods, saving time and money.

TUNNELS - Innovative tunnel solutions

HNTB has a long history in design and support services for tunnel structures, from planning through final design and construction. The firm has completed award-winning work on some of the country’s most complex tunneling projects, including experience in highways, transit, rail, aviation and water resources. Our experts have the insight and knowledge to provide innovative solutions to tunneling challenges, from small-diameter excavations to the largest machine-bored tunnel in the world.

TOLLS - Toll authorities

HNTB serves as general engineering consultant to more tolling agencies than any other firm. HNTB’s expertise is a highly valued and sought-after resource by clients, industry partners and mainstream media. With a national breadth of tolling experience and recognized industry leaders, HNTB provides specialized services for the full life cycle of a project, ranging from financial planning and analysis to operations and management.

Roads & Bridges magazine checked in on the progress of the Innerbelt Bridge project in Cleveland in June. Crews were close to completing steel girder construction, and the first span is on schedule to be complete in late 2013.

The 11th Street Bridges Design-Build project in Washington, D.C., connects I-295 and the Southeast/Southwest Freeway and used a design-build-to-budget procurement model to deal with a tight funding situation.

The new bridge in Atchison, Kan., is close to opening its doors to traffic. When Roads & Bridges visited the site in late Spring, prime contractor Archer Western and lead designer HNTB Corp. had made significant progress on the tied-arch...

Crews are working to add more excitement to the Kansas Speedway. The new track will have variable banking, ranging from 17 to 20 degrees, and will be more durable when it comes to freeze-thaw cycles.

The Caltrain bridge over Jerrold Avenue was more than 100 years old and had reached the end of its useful life. Crews removed the old three steel spans and replaced them with a single-span bridge utilizing self-propelled module transporters (SPMT...

With continued partisan gridlock in the U.S. Congress, it has been difficult for meaningful federal transportation initiatives to roll forward–and progress is likely to remain stalled until 2019 or later. President Trump admitted as much in a late-March speech when he predicted, “You’ll probably...
When the original design for an overseas bridge does not satisfy the concerns of the host nation, it is time for the engineering firm to develop an innovative solution.   That is what HNTB Corp. did in the case of a bridge that was built...
The recent redesign of a disjointed section of the Arborway through Boston’s Forest Hills/Jamaica Plain neighborhoods became a transformative endeavor, as an army of designers, consultants, government agencies and stakeholder groups worked for months to strike a balance between livability and...
It’s amazing how much load one bridge can bear. In addition to satisfying the community’s requisite flood protection and transportation needs, the Troost Avenue Bridge at Brush Creek in Kansas City, Mo., is a symbol of hope for bridging centuries of racial and economic disparity and breathing life...
Numbers circling above the Kansas Speedway are a little bit easier to track, but none of them have a need to pit. For the last 12 years, the constant threat of a 44 overtaking a 29 during the course of a day was the last thing an official wanted to see. It was the freeze-thaw cycles that made...
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week approved a 2013 rate schedule that will result in overall toll-revenue growth of 3%. It entails a 10% toll increase for cash-paying customers and a 2% toll increase for those who pay with E-ZPass. With the increase, E-ZPass customers who currently see...
Regulatory inefficiencies and threats in the areas of hours of services for truck drivers, the Clean Water Act, and the use of coal ash could undermine the historic policy reforms put in place by the newly enacted highway and transit law–MAP-21, the American Road & Transportation Builders...
The Illinois Tollway is an award-winning transportation authority that maintains and operates more than 286 miles of interstate tollways in 12 Illinois counties. When the $6.3 billion Congestion-Relief Program (CRP) was approved by the Tollway’s board of directors, stakeholders immediately sought...
  This report addresses the infrastructure deployment challenges faced during Safety Pilot, but also provides a general discussion of infrastructure deployment considerations that will face public agencies and other practitioners as they face the opportunity for connected vehicle infrastructure...

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