As rapid urban growth places a strain on municipal transportation systems, it is imperative that road design projects effectively and proficiently alter road systems, by addressing environmental, safety and efficiency concerns in order to meet current and future needs.
Cole Engineering’s team of experienced highway engineers and designers have a wide range of experience in the design and assessment of freeways, interchanges, regional and municipal roads, and roundabouts. We employ a ‘shared solutions’ approach to consultation and have incorporated value engineering strategies into our projects and develop innovative solutions to solve complex problems, ensuring that value and efficiencies are maximize.
Cole Engineering provides complete services to private and public sector clients in project management, contract administration, and site inspection services for roadway, highway, and transit construction projects.
We are well-equipped to handle our client’s needs and requirements and our proactive approach to public, agency and stakeholder consultation, combined with professional commitment to health and safety; has earned a reputation of excellence with regulatory agencies and clients.
Cole Engineering provides services and advice for the access, parking, circulation and capacity needs of development blocks, subdivisions and individual sites. Our focus is on development approvals; providing advice that simplifies the planning process and meets operational needs.
Our capabilities in transportation data collection associated with demand, include: trip generation surveys, parking utilization studies and traffic exposure studies and we have completed traffic impact and parking studies for a wide range of uses in rural, suburban and urban contexts.
As traffic experts, we have provided expert evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board at over 100 hearings on traffic impact issues. We have long-term on-going relationships with our clients. They engage us to provide advice on site selection, determination of site pro forma and site configuration.
Cole Engineering’s planning teams mandate to ‘build sustainable communities’. We meet the challenges of growing communities and public sector organizations, such as forecasting, analyzing, managing and efficiently serving travel demand.
Cole Engineering provides network strategies, transit planning, active transportation solutions and travel demand management expertise through strategic plans for municipal and provincial agencies.
The Cole Engineering traffic engineering team has developed operational policies and conducted studies for implementation of traffic engineering measures and has been instrumental in creating and completing safety programs, audits and design solutions for transportation authorities.
We prepare traffic signal designs and traffic calming solutions and are experienced in developing traffic management plans for temporary conditions on freeways, municipal roads and site traffic. We have developed widely recognized operational policies, including Ontario Traffic Manual documents, municipal design standards and level of service policies. We have established practices for traffic control signals, pedestrian crossings, truck regulations, speed management and traffic calming and the implementation of signs and markings.