Our Transportation practice 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.
CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING, & INSPECTION (CE&I) DIVISION
CE&I teams led by highly qualified professional engineers are at the ready to collaborate with TxDOT to improve Texas’ highway system. Our teams are certified and knowledgeable of TxDOT material testing procedures and roadway and bridge construction. Beginning with a project-specific quality management plan and continuing through project completion, safety is our focus, our expertise, and our passion as we navigate the complex issues affecting TxDOT and the traveling public. Services include inspections of:
• Earthwork and Landscape; Subgrade Treatments and Base
• Surface Courses and HMAC Pavements
• Signing and Pavement Markings
• Steel and Concrete Structures; Retaining Walls
• Storm Sewers; Cast-In-Place or Precast Culverts; Detention Ponds; SWPPP
• Traffic Control Plans
• Illumination; Signalization; Large Guide Signs
The Traffic Division provides practical solutions for all modes of transportation. Our engineers are knowledgeable in all aspects of traffic engineering with specialized experience in planning, access management, traffic signal design, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), traffic impact analysis (TIA), and capacity operations studies. Our traffic studies focus on improving traffic operations and mitigation strategies that include extensive use of the latest traffic modeling software. Our clients include private developers, counties, cities, contractors, engineering, and architectural firms.
RailPort Business Park is a 1,700 acre development in Midlothian, Texas providing an optimum geographical position and amenities suited to large-scale distribution and manufacturing operations.
Union Park is a 1,085-acre master planned community featuring a 35-acre park with open greenbelts and natural ponds. Future home to 3,200 single-family homes, the community boasts an amenity center, open air pavilion, resort-style pool, sports fields, pockets parks, and trails.
Phase I of Street Light Residential’s development at Mid Lane and Westheimer, The James, a luxury apartment complex, is now complete. The eight-story midrise has 344 high end residential units and features a courtyard with a resort-style pool, fitness center, and a clubhouse with a resident lounge and full service bar.
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.
Springwoods Village is the cornerstone of an exciting community springing up just north of Houston, Texas.
Bluejack is built on 755 acres in Montgomery, Texas just northwest of Houston. The private club, golf course, and residential community nestled in the pines hearkens back to the fishing camps and lodges of old, with all of the newest amenities.
Modera Spring Town Center is a 396-unit, garden-style apartment complex, consisting of 21 3-story apartment buildings with well-appointed open spaces and jogging trails.
Nothing motivates an engineer more than solving a problem with a unique solution. When the City of Houston approached us about polluted waters in one of our city’s major waterways, we rigorously researched LID solutions already in place throughout the US and devised a custom solution for our own city’s needs.
The project's surrounding area, Pecan Grove, is a much-sought after residential community located in Richmond, Texas. In this close-knit community, owner involvement and buy-in was critical. Our team worked to find creative solutions to the flooding problem with the end goal being to reduce the risk of flooding and the resulting impact of rising flood insurance costs to the community.
The Red Oak project reconstructed a key roadway in one of north Houston’s busiest corridors, doubling the lanes of traffic.
Long term traffic mitigation and funding for the project were two significant issues that required a definitive approach on our part to resolve.
Traffic control and mitigation of this heavily congested area was a chief challenge on this project. Relocating Centerpoint Energy transmission lines underground as well as relocating a large underground AT&T duct bank were also challenges that if not handled appropriately would have significant impacts on the schedule.
Within the confines of Harvest are 13 different governmental entities with varying jurisdictional powers. Managing that process along with executing a Hillwood project following their Live Smart Principles, created geopolitical barriers that had to be overcome to create a “win-win” for all involved.
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.