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Gessner Road Improvements

  The Gessner Rd improvement project is approximately 3,200 feet long, from North of Interstate 10 to south of Long Point.

 

Gessner Road is a major thoroughfare that carries approximately 42,000 vehicles per day. The Gessner Road Improvement project is one of the critical capital improvement projects to be undertaken by TIRZ 17, and will provide improved drainage, mobility and quality of life. TIRZ 17 successfully secured federal funding to partially fund the construction of Gessner Road. Construction bids were received in early July. The lowest bidder was SER Construction Partners, LLC. SER has successfully completed multiple other TIRZ 17 projects including Lumpkin Road and the Town & Country Ln. Roundabout; both also included significant detention enhancements.

 

The project proposes to improve drainage issues, mobility, access management, traffic operations, and safety within the project limits. To accomplish these objectives will require full roadway reconstruction, additional storm sewer box culverts (up to 10-FT x 5-FT) will be added to supplement the existing box culvert, the aging water lines are approaching their useful service life and will be replaced, wider sidewalks with soft and hardscape amenities, adhering to the TIRZ’s adopted Standards, will be added along with theater district street lighting and the traffic signal at Westview will be fully replaced.

 

Majed Agha worked on drainage design and producing a roadway 3D model while working at RPS.

Max Road Reconstruction

RPS Group, PLC (RPS) prepared construction plans and technical specifications for the reconstruction of Max Road in Pearland, TX. The project was approximately 1 mile long from FM 518 to Cliff Stone Rd. The estimated construction cost was $6.7 million. The project involved reconstructing the existing two-lane roadway to a two-lane boulevard roadway with curb and gutter and storm sewers and a 10-foot shared-use path. The project also included the replacement of an existing three-span bridge with three-span parallel bridges over Hickory Slough, ensuring the nearby wetlands were not impacted. Detailed hydrologic and hydraulic studies were required to determine the size of the detention pond and its effects on runoff into Hickory Slough.

 

Services Included:

  • Roadway Design -Bridge Design

  • Drainage Design

  • Detention Pond Design

  • Hydrologic & Hydraulic Study (H&H)

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP)

  • Environmental Assessment Including a Wetland

  • Traffic Signal Design

  • Traffic Control Plan

  • Utility Conflict Identification and Coordination

  • Construction Phase Services

Eastside Street Reconstruction

RPS Group, PLC (RPS) prepared construction plans and technical specifications for the full reconstruction of Eastside Street in the Upper Kirby area of Houston. The project length was approximately 0.75 miles from Westheimer Road to Levy Park. The existing and proposed roadways are a curb and gutter section, and the design involved the reconstruction of storm sewer and sanitary sewer. Traffic mobility was increased by the addition of left-turn lanes at intersections. Parallel parking spaces were maximized and ADA was carefully adhered to. RPS provided construction phase services including tracking and responding to requests for information (RFI) and reviewing and approving shop drawings and submittals. The estimated construction cost was approximately $6.6 million.

 

  • Services Included:

  • Roadway Design

  • Drainage Design

  • Utility Conflict Identification and Coordination

  • Utility Design

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP)

  • Traffic Signal Design

  • Traffic Control Plan

  • Construction Phase Services

Gessner Road Imrovements from West Road to Beltway 8, Harris County

AEL consultants providing support engineering staff to Civiltech. Civiltech Engineering was contracted by Harris County to provide professional engineering services in the development of plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates (PS&E) for Gessner Road from West Road to Beltway 8. When complete, Gessner Road will consist of four-lane concrete boulevard, curb and gutter roadway with storm sewers providing continuous access from Beltway 8 to West Road. Approximately 9,100 feet of new roadway in undeveloped and new ROW is being provided in northwest Harris County Precinct 4.

AEL staff assisted with the following items -

  • Roadway Design

  • Drainage Design

  • Detention Pond Design

  • Hydrology and Hydraulic Design

Neuens Road Improvement Project, Harris County

AEL provided support engineering staff to CEI. Civiltech was contracted by Harris County to provide professional engineering services in the study, design and bidding phases for improvements to Neuens Road from Gessner Road to Blalock road located in Harris County. Improvements to the project area required the heavily -traffic area to be reconstructed to a two-lane concrete roadway with necessary drainage. Also includes updating signing and striping, sidewalk construction, utility conflicts identification and stormwater runoff mitigation. The project length is approximately 6,700 feet in northwest Harris County.

  • Roadway Design (Sidewalk locations and grading, produced roadway Cross Sections)

  • Drainage Design (Ditch and storm sewer design)

  • Detention Pond Design

  • Hydrology and Hydraulic Design

Will Clayton Parkway, Harris County, Texas

Houston Airport System hired RS&H to put together the PS&E package for the repair, resurface, and panel reconstruction of Will Clayton Parkway as part of the Airport system's effort to improve the roads servicing the IAH airport in North Houston. AIA was contracted to develop the drainage for this project.

 

  The project consisted of 20 distinct outfalls into a HCFCD owned drainage ditch located in the wide median separating the Eastbound and Westbound lanes of Will Clayton Parkway. Each of the 20 inlets closest to the ditch would drain directly to one of the outfalls, with some lateral crossings under the roadway.

 

  The outfalls and inlets were modeled in Winstorm/Houstorm and their HGL was obtained. Proper care had to be taken to ensure the roadway would not be inundated during hard rainfall events, so the inlet types and pipe sizes were enlarged to allow more capacity and easier outflow into the large outfall ditch.

 

  Drainage was developed using the design manual and design standards for HCFCD.

 

  Offsite survey data was not available, and as such GIS and Lidar was used to approximate the drainage areas for each inlet and offsite drainage area that the inlet would pick up. There was development of a new parking area so more runoff was expected in the vicinity due to added impervious pavement.

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