Our Transportation team is uniquely adept at providing services that fulfill the exacting regulations and requirements of our local, regional, and federal clients. Our engineers look for innovative solutions to today’s infrastructure challenges as we address hydrology and hydraulics, traffic engineering, transportation, and the design of streets, roadways, highways, and toll roads. Keeping water, traffic, and people on the move are hallmarks of this knowledgeable and experienced team.
The Transportation Division involves the planning, design, and construction of transportation facilities. We have extensive experience in preparing feasibility studies, preliminary engineering, schematics, and PS&E for freeway, tollway, rural highway, and urban street design. We strive to meet the needs of each and every client while maintaining the safe and efficient movement of people and goods throughout the region.
Jones|Carter is working alongside the TxDOT Fort Worth District to upgrade 16 miles of SH 6 in Erath County into a Texas Super 2 highway. The population of Erath County has grown by more than 10% since 2010 creating a rise in the rural traffic volumes. With the growing population in these rural areas, more pressure is put on two-lane highways like State Highway 6. Tractor-trailers and other heavy truck traffic also use SH 6 as a bypass around the congested Dallas and Fort Worth area freeways.
Jones|Carter was selected by TxDOT to plan and design improvements to US 69—the Big Thicket National Preserve Parkway. This signature corridor spans the Beaumont and Lufkin TxDOT Districts. J|C is the prime consultant for the first 12.3-mile roadway segment.
J|C will be leading the widening and expansion of FM 70/SH 286 through Nueces County. The project limits are from US 77 to SH 286 covering more than 20 miles on FM 70 and approximately 4 miles along SH 286. Both roads are part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Tropical Trail.
For both of these projects, J|C assisted with the letting process from advertising, opening, evaluation, and recommendation. J|C worked with Caldwell County to ensure the LGPP process was followed.
J|C designed a new location roadway between Cedar Lane and Telge Road in Harris County Precinct 4. The project was an approximately 5,800 foot long, 28-foot wide roadway with open ditch stormwater conveyance within the Willow Creek Floodplain and Floodway.
The project will widen the toll road to six lanes, from four lanes. The project scope includes roadway plan and profile design, retaining wall and storm drain design, signing and pavement marking, overhead signs, and storm water pollution prevention plans.
Long term traffic mitigation and funding for the project were two significant issues that required a definitive approach on our part to resolve.
Maintaining continual traffic flow and minimizing disruption in the heavily traveled, population-dense west side neighborhood were critical pieces of this capital improvement project. The scope of work involved extensive coordination with a myriad of private utility companies to assess potential conflicts.