Transportation Services plays an integral part in the planning, layout, construction and maintenance of many elements of Texas A&M's campus.
Many of these projects are detailed below. Click on a year below to view that year's projects.
Project dates: April – January 2018
Summary: The project was undertaken to:
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Completed: December 2017
Summary: The project resurfaced Lot 104 and added dedicated motorcycle parking.
Summary: The project repaired several damaged sections of Old Main Dr. and Houston St.
Summary: The project repaired several damaged sections of Olsen Blvd.
Summary: The project repaired several damaged sections of Throckmorton St.
Summary: The project removed and replaced Lot 27, which services Buetel Hall, added drainage and lighting and improved adjacent landscaping
Summary: The project repaired a damaged section of the UCG lintel.
Motorcycle parking added to Lot 97
Opened: October 10, 2016
Summary: Cain Garage, which replaced Cain Hall, includes five parking levels and 1,434 parking spots available for use by students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus
and is equipped with electronic way-finding and level counting signage that guides customers to available parking with 99 percent accuracy.
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Cain Garage in the news
Opened: October 3, 2016
Summary: A Dutch Junction and green bike lanes were installed as a part of the rehabilitation project for Lots 16 and 54, located at the Bizzell and Ross Streets intersection.
The intersection design, called a Dutch Junction, adds space at crossings for bike lanes and pulls the stop sign for cars further back from the intersection,
increasing visibility for drivers and improving safety for people walking and bicycling.
The bike lanes were created using a solar luminescent paint that stores solar energy to increase visibility at night, establishing the nation's first glow-in-the-dark green bike lanes.
The lanes create a designated space on the street for a person riding a bicycle that is physically separated from traffic and pedestrian activity.
The resulting outcome creates a clear and sensible environment for users on foot, on bicycles or in cars and provides more time and space for everyone to see and react to one another.
Read more about the Dutch Junction
Dutch Junction in the news
Reconstruction of lots 30c and 32 near the Northside residence halls.
Preventive maintenance was performed on lot 100e near Reed Arena. The lot 100e repairs consisted of crack sealing, seal coating and striping the lot.
Lots 79 & 80 on Agronomy road were resurfaced.
Expansion joints were replaced.
New lot constructed at Pearce Pavilion
New lot constucted at PEAP Building
Expansion joints were replaced; Repainted and repaired spalling
Lots 10, 12, 15, 19, 21 & 28 – Repair and resurface parking lot
Summary: RV Field has been added as an additional RV lot for football game weekends – weather permitting
Summary: Replace joint sealants
Dates: July 18 – September 6, 2012
Summary: This project includes a new concrete surface, upgraded lighting and an additional disabled parking space and pedestrian path improvements.
Summary: Grass Parking added across Research Pkwy from Presidential Conference Center for event parking.
Dates: April 23 – September 7, 2012
Summary: The Koldus Bldg. and Rudder Tower plazas including Joe Routt Blvd. between S. Houston St. and Throckmorton will be closed for renovation.
The project will enhance the beauty and accessibility of the area between Rudder Tower and the Koldus Building by:
Joe Routt Renovation
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Check out these amazing photos of the future underground passageway connecting West Campus to Main Campus under Wellborn Road. Details will be posted as information is available.
Photos courtesy of Klotz Engineering – Project Managers
Dates: June 2011 – August 2011
Summary: Lot 76 is scheduled for renovation beginning Monday, June 6 and will continue through August 17.
This renovation includes a new concrete lot, upgraded lighting, french drain around the building and the addition of bicycle parking.
The work will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will include the south half and Phase 2 will immediately follow on the north half.
Dates: June 27 – August 19, 2011
Summary: Lot 38 is scheduled for renovation to begin on Monday, June 27th till Friday, August 19, 2011.
This project includes a new concrete surface, sidewalk work and upgraded lighting.
This renovation will also include a drive lane that will connect Lot 38 to Lot 12 for use during special events.
The work will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will include the east half of the lot and Phase 2 will immediately follow to complete the west half.
Dates: Dec 2010 – Mar 2011
Estimated Budget: $900,000
Summary: Resurfacing, restriping and upgrading lighting
Summary: 14 new disabled parking spaces will be added to the center of campus
Dates: August 2010
Summary: Concrete pads poured for waiting passengers.
Dates: July – August 2010
Summary: Portions of 40 b, c and d are being renovated. Repairing subgrade and potholes.
Dates: June – August 2010
Summary: Lot 70 is being resurfaced. New drainage flume added to help surface drainage.
Dates: May 17, 2010 – August 2010
Budget: $2 million
Summary: Improve drainage and landscaping to include protection of existing oak trees. Improve drive lanes.
Replace existing parking lot subgrade and surface. Lighting will also be added for improved safety.
Summary: Picnic areas added. Nine tables with grills and benches will be added.
Dates: January 2010- May 2010
Budget: $1.2 million
Summary: These 3 lots will become 1 lot to decrease number of intersections and make 4-way stop.
This will improve traffic flow and safety at Chandler and Olsen. Remove existing asphalt in 100j and replace with concrete. Improve ADA compliance in 100j and k.
Project completion: January 2010
Summary: This lot is close to the center of campus. The existing lot was reduced by construction in the area.
Transportation Services removed old striping and curb painting before increasing the number of ADA spaces within the lot. Disabled parking signs have been added along with new paint and wheel stops.
Dates: May 17 – August 30, 2009
Summary: Over 70 motorcycle spaces added to the south side of campus.
Dates: June 13 – August 7, 2009
Summary: Lots 30a and b near the Northside Residence Halls have gone through major renovations over the summer.
The existing asphalt was removed and then replaced with a mixture of 6" lime, 6" base and then 2" of asphalt.
Drainage for the lot was improved and a larger space for the oak tree in lot 30a was provided.
This resulted in the removal of one parking space but allowed for better care of the large oak.
Additional motorcycle parking spaces are now found in lot 30 as well as disabled spaces and an improved ramp.
Recycled tires provide the material for the new wheel stops, which line the new sidewalk along 30b.
Dates: June 11 – September 15, 2009
Budget: $1.5 million
Summary: Four sections of this lot have gone through numerous improvements:
Expansion joints have been added every 30 feet within the newly poured concrete to allow for expansion when the temperatures reach extremes such as those we have experienced this summer.
Control joints are placed every 15 feet which "move" with the concrete and prevent cracks.
Lighting has been added throughout the lot and especially lot sections D and E, to assist with safety in the area.
As with all lots, drainage is very important and these lots have been carefully engineered by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.,
to allow for the optimum runoff, which is critical in maintaining the life expectancy of the lot.
Lime has been added to the soil prior to the concrete, which allows for better compaction of the soil and therefore provides a more solid base.
With 6" of subgrade and another 6" of concrete, these lots should expect at least 30 years of use before any improvements are needed.
Dumpster pads have been added throughout lot 36 and customers will now enjoy additional motorcycle parking adjacent to many light poles.
The drive lanes have been improved and parking spaces have been enlarged to 9'x18'.
Handicapped ramps have also been added. Lot 36 gained 31 spaces.
Dates: October 3, 2008 – March 15, 2009
Summary: The existing pavement in this lot will be refurbished with a mix of asphalt and cement in order to stabilize the surface of the lot.
Concrete drainage flumes, slotted drains, and underground piping will be added to aid in water runoff in order to further lessen the wear and tear on the lot.
Dates: September 2008
Summary of improvements: The old asphalt was removed and fly ash added in order to harden the base and eliminate soft spots which can cause potholes.
The base is now good and compacted and should benefit from these improvements for at least 10-15 years. The ramp for ADA accessibility was raised near the handicapped spaces.
Re-striping was also completed in the lot.
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. is an engineering firm contracted by Transportation Services to provide the following:
Questions? Email Clint Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org