RYAN KITCHEN, M.S., P.E.

MANAGER OF ENGINEERING

CONTACT

E: ryan@pepg.net

M: 801.870.8814

P: 801.562.2521 x 106

EDUCATION

M.S. Civil Engineering, BYU

B.S. Civil Engineering, BYU

A.S. General Studies, UVU

LICENSES

Professional Engineer Idaho, Utah

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Society of Civil Engineers

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

UDOT Construction Engineering Management Training (CEMT)

UDOT Partnering

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Training

UDEQ Onsite Wastewater System Professional Levels 1-3

PROFILE

Ryan has 15 years of experience in a wide variety of civil engineering projects, particularly in planning, design, and construction administration for roadways. He received a Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Transportation and has been involved with many developments, site designs and related projects. Ryan is currently completing the restoration of existing Lions Park in Moab, Utah. This project is located at the north end of Moab City. It included the construction of a new restroom, a pavilion, parking lots, sidewalks, and trail connections.

Other related experience includes: Roadway Cost Estimating and Prioritization, Pavement Analysis, Roadway Utility Design and Flood Control, and Roadway Permitting.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

MORMON TRAIL ROAD PLANNING AND FUNDING; TOOELE COUNTY, UT

The Mormon Trail Road was falling apart between Grantsville and Rush Valley in Tooele County. The entire stretch of road included 12 miles and the first phase included just over 2 miles of the worst section, including turning pockets for the gravel pits. Ryan helped acquire a grant of $2,145,000 from UDOT for Phase 1 and another grant of $2,000,000 from UDOT for Phase 2 at the beginning of 2015. Phase 2 was seven miles of full depth reclamation.

 

OPHIR & SOLDIER CANYON ROAD REHABILITATION PROJECT; TOOELE COUNTY, UT

Tooele County received an opportunity to purchase old asphalt milled from Tooele City Main Street. The County asked Ryan to look into how this material could best be used. Ryan worked with Tim Biel at CME to determine that Ophir Canyon Road and Soldier Canyon Road were good candidates for cold asphalt recycling mixed at a central plant next to each road. Soldier Canyon Road was milled to its base course and regrading prior to receiving this overlay of recycled asphalt. Only the top couple

inches were milled off of Ophir Canyon Road and placed on the shoulder prior to receiving this overlay of recycled asphalt. Overall, the County saved millions of dollars over a complete reconstruction of each road. Both roads were repaired at a cost of just over $700,000 for nearly six miles! This project completed construction October 2015.

 

MARKET STREET & RIVERSIDE DRIVE; SARATOGA SPRINGS, UT

This roadway project included the planning, design, and construction of two new roads in Saratoga Springs. Market Street was built between the new Pioneer Crossing Extension and Redwood Road and included about ½ mile. Riverside Drive was built between 400 South and Pioneer Crossing and included just over 1 mile. Both roads included the design and construction of culinary water mains, secondary water mains, sewer mains, and storm drain mains with regional outfalls. The utilities were connected to the city-wide systems and included 18” jack and bores across Pioneer Crossing for the Riverside Drive sewer and water mains. Permitting included a Stream Alteration Permit, a Sovereign Lands State Permit, a FEMA floodplain permit, a UDOT Access Permit, UDOT Encroachment Permits, a Water System Permit, and Water-Sewer Crossing Exceptions. This project just reached substantial completion in December 2015.

 

700 NORTH & 900 EAST; AMERICAN FORK, UT                                                                                                       

This roadway project included shoulder improvements for both 700 North and 900 East in American Fork adjacent to the LDS Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Ryan provided designs for the signage and striping, curb and gutter, sidewalk, multi-use trail, parking lot, and drainage/irrigation. He also helped plan for a future roundabout at the intersection of 700 North and 900 East. During construction, Ryan provided construction administration through its completion at the end of the summer in 2015.

 

SOUTH MOUNTAIN ROAD; TOOELE COUNTY, UT

South Mountain Road included approximately 8 miles in Tooele County and links SR-36 with Mormon Trail Road. Ryan assisted with the geotechnical investigation and performed the roadway engineering and design. This included hydrologic and hydraulic design of the many washes that it crossed which drain the northern side of South Mountain. The first phase was completed in 2014, which included a link from South Mountain Road to Bauer Road. The second phase to connect to highway SR-36 is planned for 2015.

 

ROAD ESTIMATE AND PRIORITIZATION STUDY; TOOELE COUNTY, UT

Ryan performed a road estimate and prioritization study for Tooele County at the end of 2014, very similar to Highland City’s project. This study included evaluating existing road conditions to determine the most economical maintenance strategy for each road. He worked with Tim Biel at CME to perform these evaluations. Using this information, he was able to summarize accurate cost estimates for each road based on what exactly was needed. He coordinated these road projects with the County to prioritize a road projects list. This list was used for roadway budgeting the following year.

                                                                                                       

PAVEMENT MASTERPLAN PROJECT; HIGHLAND CITY, UT

Highland City had a previous visual survey performed to determine the extent of the distresses and the conditions of their pavements to develop a 5-year to 10-year spending program to raise the overall system condition. The initial visual inspection resulted in recommendations for half of their system to be reconstructed at an estimated cost in excess of $16M. In an effort to address the extremely high cost expectations, Highland City requested proposals to help in prioritizing their pavement needs. PEPG submitted a proposal that went beyond the basic prioritization requirements, recognizing that many of the reconstruction recommendations were not appropriate. While the consulting effort was 3 to 4 times larger than any other proposer, Highland City recognized that the PEPG approach was significantly more realistic and would result in a program that could be achieved with reasonable funding efforts. PEPG performed updated visual inspections, coring and subsurface investigations of the pavements, recommended segment specific rehabilitation strategies and provided costs for the recommendations. PEPG also performed the prioritization of the segments using Highland City representative input and provided a 7-year plan to address all of the substandard pavements.