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Freese and Nichols planners and engineers joined City of Dallas officials and business leaders for the opening and naming of the Elm Fork Athletic Complex on Friday, March 28. The 160-acre complex, now known as MoneyGram Soccer Park, has 19 soccer fields and is operated by the FC Dallas soccer club. Preliminary round Dallas Cup games are being played there this week.

MoneyGram Soccer Park began as the closed Walnut Hill landfill, west of Interstate...

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is accepting funding applications for its HSIP program. This funding can be used to improve the safety of intersections on Texas roadways. All roadways having a crash history are eligible. 

$155 million is available statewide. The local match is 10 percent. Freese and Nichols attended the TxDOT webinar on March 20 and is up-to-date on this grant opportunity.

The program deadline is April 17 but the Fort Worth and Dallas Districts have established a deadline of April 2, 2014. Other TxDOT district deadlines may...

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Freese and Nichols welcomes Alan Hendrix, P.E., as manager of the Dallas team in our North Texas transportation group. In his 28 years with the City of Dallas Public Works and other organizations, Alan has demonstrated exceptional talent and produced an extraordinary record for directing and managing transportation projects and programs.

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As Assistant Director of Dallas Public Works, Alan managed engineering, construction, survey services and delivery of the street and transportation components for the City's 2006 and 2012...

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Grapevine Dove Waterpark is featured in the February issue of World Waterpark Magazine. Freese and Nichols provided a portion of the drainage work and sidewalk installation for the project, which received the 2013 Recreation Facility Design Excellence Award at the Texas Recreation & Park Society (TRAPS) North Region conference in November.

The project expanded the pool from 160,000 to 224,000 gallons, updated landscaping and added water playground features, cabanas, facilities and concessions. Freese and...

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The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) anticipates opening the Call for Projects for its Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

The purpose of this program is to provide funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects (including Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to Schools). There is $27,830,000 available through the program (FY 2014 and 2015), with 34% for western sub-regions and 66% for eastern sub-regions. The deadline to submit to NCTCOG is May 30, 2014. NCTCOG will host an application workshop on Friday, Feb....

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is seeking public input as it prepares its Texas Transportation Plan 2040. The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TTP2040.

Additional information can be found on TxDOT’s website at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/transportation-planning/statewide-plan.html.

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Central Division employees took part in a ceremony in Fredericksburg on Monday, Jan. 27, to celebrate the reopening of the Austin Street Bridge. Freese and Nichols designed the two-span slab bridge to replace a one-lane bridge over Town Creek. The reopening was featured on the front page of the Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post: Austin Street Bridge Reopens to Public

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Freese and Nichols introduced a new course at the Dallas Office Open House on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The course, titled “LID and Green Infrastructure: Basics to Applied Design,” covered low impact development (LID), green infrastructure, sustainable development, iSWMTM concepts, and other stormwater management and progressive infrastructure design strategies. The class looked closely at three applications of these key strategies, particularly related to shared transportation and stormwater projects. These applications included:

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