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Our roadways, sidewalks, and bicycle paths take us where we need to go: to work and home, to visit family and friends, to see and connect with the world around us. Well-designed transportation infrastructure and thoughtful traffic engineering improve people’s lives.

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Connecting Communities with Thoughtful Infrastructure

Nitsch works collaboratively with our clients to provide safe and efficient travel space for traditional motor vehicles, public transportation, bicycles, and pedestrians. We prioritize designing complete streets projects that improve safety, manage capacity, reduce congestion, protect or restore the environment, and – most importantly – meet the unique needs of the community. Nitsch specializes in integrating green infrastructure techniques into roadways, resulting in projects that positively impact the environment while also improving a roadway’s appearance and the experience of all roadway users.

We have comprehensive experience in the design of roadways and bicycle paths for cities and towns, state agencies such as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and private entities that design and construct roadways in cooperation with municipalities.

“Nitsch Engineering met our expectations for performance and creativity on this green project, met the goals established for the project, and addressed the complex site issues in an innovative way. They worked with the challenges at the site . . . to realize dramatic changes that created a pedestrian plaza and park-like settings to improve traffic operations, create memorable pedestrian amenities, all while implementing green stormwater management techniques.”

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Nitsch provides our clients with a full range of transportation and traffic engineering services, including:

  • Roadway design, improvement, and permitting
  • Green infrastructure and Low-impact Development (LID) solutions
  • Complete streets planning and design
  • Traffic signal and intersection design
  • Traffic calming studies and design
  • Traffic impact studies
  • Recreational trail and bicycle path design
  • Transportation planning
  • Accessibility retrofit design
  • Transportation Access Plans
  • Parking and pedestrian studies
  • Site access feasibility studies
  • Asset management
  • Stakeholder and community engagement
  • Transportation funding program assistance
  • Municipal consulting and peer reviews
  • Expert witness services

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