Pape-Dawson provided schematic design and environmental services, including Public Involvement, for multiple corridor improvements at this interchange. Improvements included reconfiguration of the SH 46 interchange, modification of the FM 78 connector to SH 46, ramp modifications throughout the corridor, and design of continuous frontage roads westbound between BUS 123 and SH 46. Our services included schematic design for the eastbound continuous frontage road between Huber Road and BUS 123, and an Environmental Assessment with public comment. We were also responsible for preparation of the Interstate Access Justification Report, Frontage Road Justification Report, traffic analyses, permitting of the grade separated crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad, providing railroad crash walls, and drainage improvements at Walnut Branch Creek.
Pape-Dawson’s innovative solutions solved a critical safety problem of the westbound exit ramp to SH 46 regularly backing up onto the IH 10 shoulder during peak traffic conditions.