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In a first for Texas, our Urban Planning Group is helping Fannin County develop a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance for Lower Bois D’Arc Creek Reservoir prior to its construction. Many Freese and Nichols groups have worked on various aspects of this reservoir, which is a project of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). This will be the first reservoir in Texas to have a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance before the reservoir is built.

Project Manager Daniel Harrison is leading the first phase of gathering public input, meeting with stakeholders and developing...

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TagsLower Bois D'arc Reservoir, lake zoning, Fannin County, NTMWD,

Congratulations to the Cities of Waco and Colleyville for being awarded funding grants to address critical roadway safety issues under the 2015 TxDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). This annual program is awarded based upon a benefit/cost ratio of the project cost to the recent accident history with calls for projects occurring in the spring. A total of $182 million was awarded across the state with approximately $11...

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TagsFunding, TXDOT, grants, highway,

Freese and Nichols and the City of San Marcos hosted a neighborhood meeting for Hopkins Street improvements on Wednesday, July 29. We are helping the City gather public input about potential roadway improvements and identify drainage concerns in the watershed. 

This is the first stage of a multi-step public outreach project led by the City,...

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TagsHopkins Street San Marcos, roadway design, drainage study,

Brazoria County along with TxDOT have undertaken the task of improving traffic flow on the northern part of State Highway 288, by eventually constructing four Toll/Managed lanes in the middle of this major corridor south of Houston. TxDOT is managing the Harris County section of this project from Beltway 8 to US 59. Construction of both segments will start in first or second quarter of 2016.   

We provided the fast-track design for a 1.7-mile, estimated $20 million segment of the county's 5.2-miles of the project, which runs right by our Pearland office. The design included four-...

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Architecture and special guests toured the nearly completed Tarrant County College District ​Center of Excellence for Energy Technology on July 8. The complex will be the new home for the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology (HART) program and house new associate degree programs in Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy.

The tour,...

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TagsTarrant County College, Energy Technology Center, LEED, Oil and Gas, renewable energy, Heating and Air Conditioning, architecture,

As regions across the country are feeling the effects of drought, wise water use is a topic on many of our minds. Join Freese and Nichols' TCEQ Licensed Irrigator Robert Kinkel as he presents on landscape irrigation at the Dallas/Fort Worth American Society of Plumbing Engineers' meetings. This seminar will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Landscape
  • ...

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TagsWater conservation, landscape irrigation, watersense, Presentations,

Fort Worth’s historic Polytechnic neighborhood hadn’t seen major roadway construction since the 1930s, so the reconstruction of the East Rosedale corridor quickly became a high-profile project. The City and Freese and Nichols took the opportunity to make it a guiding example of improved project delivery that incorporates local stakeholders, including the Texas Department of Transportation, energy companies, utilities and Texas Wesleyan University.

The team collaborated to develop a walkable corridor that honors the priorities of the neighborhood and showcases its rich history,...

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TagsTXDOT, roadway design, roundabout design, East Rosedale, storm drainage improvements, streetscape enhancements,

Freese and Nichols welcomes Arnold Ramirez, P.E., to our Central Texas transportation team in our San Antonio office.
Arnold brings more than 35 years of experience in the design, review, management, maintenance and construction of highway, street and bridge projects involving freeway, urban and rural systems. He most recently served as the Area Engineer for the Bexar Metro Area Office in San Antonio for the Texas Department of...

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TagsTXDOT, highway design, street design, bridge design, construction management,