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Freese and Nichols welcomes Stephen James, P.E., to our North Texas transportation team in our Fort Worth office. A professional engineer with 32 years of experience in the design and management of transportation and public works projects, Steve will lead the group's quality control approaches and provide his expertise as a senior project manager.

Steve specializes in roadway, water, sanitary sewer design and rehabilitation, and storm drainage design. He has managed an assortment of...

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Many people, landscape architects and personal gardeners alike, struggle to find flowers that don’t require excessive watering in the summertime. If you find yourself searching for low-water-requiring annual plants, remember the five Ps (pictured above; from left to right, top to bottom):

  • Portulaca
  • Purslane
  • Petunia ('VIP' and ‘Laura Bush’ only)
  • Perennial Phlox (‘John Fanick’ or ‘Victoria’)
  • Periwinkle
  • These sun-loving annual plants tolerate the summer heat and don’t require as...

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    TagsTips, urban planning, Texas plants, Texas gardening, landscape architecture, gardening, drought,

    Texas Future, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to educating and talking with Texans about the issues relating to the funding of our roads and highways,” has released a new video focusing on the minimal cost Texas drivers pay in taxes and fees to use state roads.

    In May, Texas Future released a video on the gap in infrastructure funding in Texas and constitutional amendment SJR 1, which...

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    Tagstransportation cost, Transportation, texas transportation, texas tollways, texas future, sjr 1, Infrastructure,

    Congratulations to 10 employees who were approved by the Texas Department of Transportation for 22 precertifications in May and June.

    Roberto Paterson, Transportation, Pearland, was certified in seven categories:

    • 1.3.1, Subarea/Corridor Planning
    • 3.1.1, Route Studies and Schematic Design - Minor Roadways
    • 3.2.1, Route Studies and Schematic Design - Major Roadways
    • 4.1.1, Minor Roadway Design
    • 4.2.1, Major Roadway Design
    • 4.3.1, Complex Highway Design
    • 8.1.1, Signing, Pavement Marking
    • ...

    Read More - 10 Receive TxDOT Precertifications

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    A press conference was held last month in Dallas announcing the City’s plans to boost the aesthetic feel of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard corridor. The City plans to accomplish this by installing a series of Freese and Nichols-designed towers and streetscape improvements along the intersections of Atlanta Street and MLK, Malcolm X Boulevard and MLK, and also from the DART Station to Fair Park. The design monuments will include illuminated panels and artistic...

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    Tagsurban planning, architecture,

    Freese and Nichols delivers transportation engineering and planning services and has been designing the infrastructure of Texas since the 1890s.

    Our team helped manage the Parker County Transportation Bond Program from concept to accomplishment: leveraging funding, building partnerships, designing roadways and managing final construction.

    For more information on our transportation projects , contact Transportation Practice Leader Alan Greer, P.E., at .

    Read More - Concept to Accomplishment

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    TagsTransportation Funding, Transportation Design, Transportation, texas transportation, Infrastructure, Bond Program,

    Freese and Nichols’ Animal Care Facility project for the City of Tyler is featured in the City's 2013 Annual Report. The report was distributed at the May State of the City address and is posted on their website .

    Our team provided programming and schematic design to determine costs and needs of the facility. That project was completed in March.

    The next project includes architecture, landscape architecture, mechanical, electrical and structural...

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    Texas Future, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to educating and talking with Texans about the issues relating to the funding of our roads and highways,” has released a video on the gap in infrastructure funding in Texas, caused by increased population growth and decreased sustainable funding sources. The video gives a brief explanation of constitutional amendment SJR 1, which will appear on the ballot in November....

    Read More - Texas Future Video Released

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    TagsTransportation, texas transportation, texas future, sjr 1, Infrastructure,