TEI prepared engineering plans for the construction of 2.5 miles of shared-use path and on-street greenway along the West Fork of the San Jacinto River from Ross Road to River Grove Park in Kingwood, Texas. This segment links the extensive Spring Creek and Kingwood trail systems and is part of the Houston Parks Board’s Bayou Greenways 2020 program.
The trail passes through formerly residential properties that have experienced repeated flooding. Accordingly, the design process included coordination with Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) on the adaptive reuse of certain streets, driveways, slabs, and drainage systems on the buy-out properties both to economize construction costs and to create a user experience reflective of the unique context.
TEI coordination with the City of Houston Office of the City Engineer to determine the appropriate design standards for the on-street greenway segments. The trail takes advantage of ultra-low traffic streets in neighborhoods with numerous HCFCD property buy-outs.
TEI conducted engineering studies of multiple trail alignments involving new sidewalk and bridge construction.
TEI was responsible for design of trail elements including alignment, profile, pavement, signage, pavement markings, and drainage.