Smithers maintained a strong mountain town identity and sense of place, and wanted future growth to be managed by an OCP that respected community values.
McElhanney delivered digital engagement services and kept communication channels open without relying on physical meetings.
Award-winning work within a constrained, congested corridor that included fish-bearing creeks, sensitive habitat, parks, residences, and commercial spaces.
During Phase 1 of this project, a network planning study was conducted to recommend the location(s) of future east-west flyovers over the Calgary Ring Road (Stoney Trail). With continued growth in and adjacent to northeast Calgary, additional travel corridors across Stoney Trail needed to be identified and planned in order to provide connectivity to new residential and commercial communities east of Stoney Trail.
As part of its Transportation Initiatives Projects 2020, the Town of Canmore sought to transform the Benchlands Trail and Bow Valley Trail intersection with multi-modal safety improvements to better protect all road users. This included fully separated facilities for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists to integrate with Canmore’s existing Complete Streets system and enhance active transportation in the area.
One of Western Canada’s largest container trade corridors, the Fairview Container Terminal in Prince Rupert, BC has experienced a boom in local export transload operations. As the terminal continues to grow, so too has the volume of traffic in Prince Rupert—it is estimated that the number of trucks travelling on Highway 16 has grown from 50 to 200 trucks per day.
Located 25km from Vancouver, BC the City of Delta is a community neighbouring Surrey and Richmond. Following several major infrastructure upgrades—such as the Alex Fraser Bridge / Highway 91, Highway 91C, and Highway 17—the area has experienced significant population and development growth.
This project began as other flood mapping projects do: the existing flood maps were from 1982 and the District of Kitimat knew that they required an update.
Integrating a Transportation Master Plan with an Urban Framework Master Plan opened the door for multiple improvements to be made in tandem.
McElhanney used innovative mobile laser scanning to complete the Valleyview Airport runway study, resulting in cost savings for the Town.