Buckeye Creek Bank Stabilization

Kansas City, MO

RIC teamed with Water Resources Solutions to provide stream assessment, bank stabilization, and replacement of a low water crossing within the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Buckeye Creek Greenway. RIC was responsible for survey, one dimensional hydraulic modeling, conceptual and final designs.

RIC’s surveyors and engineers provided topographic and boundary surveys, legal descriptions, HEC-RAS modeling, site grading and drainage design, bridge design, and utility coordination. RIC coordinated with KC Parks and Recreation and KC Water Services in order to maintain an accelerated project schedule desired by the Parks Department. RIC also assisted Parks in pursuing additional project funding. The project included overall stream assessment within the Greenway, removal of an existing low water crossing, design of an ambulance load-rated pedestrian bridge to replace the low water crossing, and bank stabilization throughout the project area. Bank stabilization work included correcting the undermining of an existing road that serves the Greenway and prevention of a cutoff at a meander bend that was in danger of occurring which would form an oxbow and bypass an existing pedestrian bridge that serves an adjacent neighborhood.