Vince Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, Harris County, 2012
As Project Engineer, Ms. Dozal prepared the PS&E for 2.9 miles of hike and bike trail along Vince Bayou to link Strawberry Park to Burke Crenshaw Park, crossing major intersections and residential streets. She designed the trail geometry and was responsible for drainage design including from open ditches adjacent to the trail into Vince Bayou. It was imperative to begin discussion with Harris County Flood Control District at the beginning of the design process to understand their requirements for draining into Vince Bayou and to facilitate their timely approval of the design. Ms. Dozal also identified utility conflicts and coordinated relocations. Since the trail was retrofitted it was important to establish priorities with the client such as whether utility relocations or modifications to roadway geometry would be permitted. The estimated construction cost for the project was $1.4 million.