This project was designed based on design parameters established by the client, City of Houston Parks, and in accordance with TxDOT standards and contracting procedures. Project management was provided by the City’s General Services Department. Trails met the FHWA design standards and criteria which was an important component of this east end project. Team members were selected for this project based on our effective working relationship on previous projects anticipating challenges with a variety of criteria to be met on this project.
Communications and prime contracting responsibilities were part of services provided by TLA. The scope included just under a mile of concrete trail in Scottcrest Park with the demolition and replacement of the existing asphalt trail. Alief’s trail surrounded four functioning soccer fields, connected to existing picnic and bleacher facilities and ultimately included drainage structures due to the flat site. Our team included Kuo & Associates for topographic and boundary surveying and civil engineering design. Geotechnical work was performed by HVJ Associates. Electrical engineering was provided by Frank J. Dillard & Associates who were able to obtain approval for a new Parks and Recreation Department standard LED light fixture within the TxDOT system. Crouch Environmental Services provided our environmental work and Moore Archaeological Consulting performed the archaeological surveying and compliance which included shovel testing due to our proximity to the Sims Bayou at Scottcrest.