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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, iSWM TM 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:

  • Bioretention
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) administers the Recreational Trails Grant program in Texas. This grant program provides 80 percent federal funding to construct new trails, improve existing trails, develop trailheads and trailside facilities. Funding can also be used to acquire trail corridors. The maximum award for nonmotorized trails projects is $200,000. No maximum award has been established for motorized trail projects. Applications are due February 1, 2014 .

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The Parker County Transportation Bond Program 's fourth Annual Report has been presented to the Parker County Commissioners Court. The 20-page publication, The Home Stretch , highlights the Bond Program's progress in 2013:

  • Four miles of the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway near Weatherford are now open, and the final phase — the interchange at Interstate 20 — is nearing completion.
  • Construction is more than halfway complete on the FM 1187 and
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Freese and Nichols welcomes Jessica Rodriguez, P.E., to our Central Texas transportation team. A professional engineer with 28 years of transportation engineering experience, Jessica will lead the transportation effort in our Austin office as a senior project manager.

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We are pleased to announce the Division Street Master Plan has won the Project Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association .

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Pictured: Clayton Husband, Gincy Thoppil and Lyndsay Mitchell of the City of Arlington Community Development and Planning Department, and Renae' Ollie, Texas APA President.

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The Clearfork Main Street Bridge was spotlighted on Good Morning Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 18. WFAA/Channel 8 reporter Paige McCoy Smith bicycled along the pedestrian bridge and interviewed Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Streams and Valleys Vice President Isaac Manning.

Watch the video here: No Cars Allowed on This New Bridge in Fort Worth

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Streams and Valleys presents Opening Day at the Clearfork Main Street Pedestrian Bridge , Thursday, Sept. 19.

Ribbon-cutting and dedication of public artworks: 9:30 a.m. Trail party and evening stroll: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Bring your friends! Enjoy refreshments, music and special presentations by artists Devon Nowlin and Tommy Fitzpatrick. Then throw on your running shoes and do the "Oxbow Stroll," a casual, two-mile run/walk/bike to Heart of the Ranch and back....

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