Nieman Road


GBA completed a Preliminary Engineering Study (PES) to investigate the flooding of Nieman Road and businesses along Tributary 63 of Turkey Creek. After the PES was complete, GBA worked with Johnson County Stormwater Management Program (SMP) to secure funding for culvert and creek channel improvements.

CLIENT: Preliminary Engineering Study | LOCATION: Shawnee, KS

Partnering with the building architect, we designed and fabricated unique elements and signage within the visually stunning office, including a dramatic 29-foot-tall milk sculpture in the lobby that resembles milk being poured from the ceiling to the floor.

GBA’s mission was to:
Eliminate 100-yr storm flooding of adjacent businesses.
Increase culvert capacity at Nieman Road.
Reduce the 100-yr storm flood depth to less than 7 inches at Nieman Road.

GBA worked through several alternatives and hydraulic evaluations with the City before finalizing a plan to remove the adjacent businesses from the 100-yr floodplain. Central to the design was the phased replacement of the existing two-cell RCB with a larger 3-cell RCB. In addition, retaining walls were used along the creek to provide bank protection to tightly spaced adjacent businesses and to improve hydraulic capacity. GBA completed the floodplain development permit and obtained a Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit.

Coordination with utilities, property owners and other consultants working on the “Nieman Now” project were all crucial to project success. Gas, sewer, power, and phone were all coordinated and relocated as needed. Close coordination with affected property owners kept the project moving forward.

GBA provided full construction period services which included field observation of the construction and installation of drilled shafts, retaining walls, RCB, roadway components, channel grading, riprap placement, and final seeding and sodding.