New Name, Same Sustainable Vision
The Trinity River Vision Authority board voted to change the name of the Trinity Uptown project to Panther Island, but the $910 million project’s vision remains the same. It is expected to minimize flood risk, boost economic development and transform the area into a mixed-use, multimodal community.
The Panther Island project is a massive collaboration between public and private entities. Freese and Nichols designed three bridges, the signature pieces of the project, and a multi-lane roundabout, coordinating extensively with project partners, other consultants, regulatory agencies and local authorities.
Designs for Henderson, White Settlement and North Main streets include dedicated bike lanes and sidewalks, and North Main was designed to accommodate future street cars. The roundabout will be one of the largest in the southwest, and design includes sidewalks and crosswalks for pedestrian safety.
The designs meet regulatory requirements, are within budget and align with the vision of sustainability, safety and multimodality for the projects. Construction bidding came in under budget for the bridges, and work is expected to begin in August.
If you have questions about this project or how Freese and Nichols can offer solutions for your transportation challenges, contact Transportation Practice Leader Alan Greer, P.E.