MSA Professional Services, Inc. (MSA) announces the addition of the staff of the former Ourston Roundabout Engineering (Ourston), which allows MSA to offer clients increased experience and knowledge of traffic engineering services specifically focused on roundabouts.
The Ourston roundabout planning and design team has contributed to the industry since its inception in 1994. Ourston was sold to an international engineering firm in 2013, but changes in that organization’s focus led the former Ourston group to seek, with the blessing of their employer, a situation that was in better alignment with the mission and offering of the staff.
As the largest, most experienced team of roundabout engineers worldwide, the team of 12 will continue to provide the Ourston approach to intersection analysis and roundabout design under the MSA banner.
“We are excited about the expertise and experience the Ourston folks bring to MSA’s breadth of services,” says Gilbert Hantzsch, CEO of MSA. “The Ourston team’s dedication to community improvement and safety directly aligns with MSA’s purpose of ‘enabling people to positively impact the lives of others.’”
The Ourston team, led by Mark Lenters, PE, provides a planning, design and oversight of intersection design services, including:
- Analysis, planning and review
- Direct design
- Design oversight
- Research and public outreach
“Ourston has worked closely with MSA, and understands both the employee and client culture,” says Mark Lenters, former president of Ourston and now principal roundabout practice leader at MSA. “This is an exciting time to continue our growth and gain the support of MSA, while contributing to their strong traffic and transportation team.”
The Ourston brand is now offered through MSA from the Madison, Wis. office, and from locations in Atlanta and Dallas, which will expand MSA’s four-state footprint. Ourston has done work in more than 40 U.S. states and seven Canadian Provinces.
For information, contact Mark Lenters.