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The City of Marshalltown is well on its way to having a self-evaluation completed as part of developing and ADA Transition Plan. The self-evaluation seeks to gather information necessary on a variety of publicly accessible facilities - buildings, bus stops, parks, and more - will all be reviewed as part of this process. Work begins this week and will continue throughout the summer on the assessment of all sidewalks in the City. Sidewalks are an important part of the transportation network in the community and should be in a condition that is safe for people of all abilities.
Bolton and Menk has hired 2 interns to make a condition assessment of all sidewalks in Marshalltown this summer: Trenton Brandenburg and Bryce Achen will be around the community throughout the summer and want you to know more about each of them.
My name is Trent Brandenburg and I am going into my senior year in Civil Engineering at Iowa State. I am an active member in the American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter at Iowa State and the Concrete Canoe Team. Some of my previous work experience includes surveying and basic CAD work. This summer is my first year at Bolton and Menk as an intern and I am excited for what the summer holds. I am looking forward to the projects in Marshalltown that I will get the opportunity to be apart of and the people I will meet along the way!
My name is Bryce Achen and I am a civil engineering intern with Bolton & Menk during the summer of 2019. I recently completed my third year at Iowa State University studying civil engineering. In the past, I have worked for the Henry County Engineers Office as well as the City of Ames as an engineering intern. At Iowa State I am involved in the Concrete Canoe Club and Relay for Life.
Another aspect to putting together the ADA Transition Plan is gathering public input. A website, https://clients.bolton-menk.com/marshalltownada/, has been created to provide a location for people to get the latest updates on what is happening with this process as well as a place to provide feedback on areas of concern or known impediments to accessibility. Additional opportunities for feedback will be posted throughout the process.
Bolton and Menk was hired by the City of Marshalltown to complete the self-evaluation process for the completion of an ADA Transition Plan in July 2018. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 at a cost of $121,000.
In the picture (from left to right) are Greg Broussard, Trenton Brandenburg and Bryce Achen of Bolton and Menk.