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Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. is an engineering firm contracted by Transportation Services to provide the following:

  • Evaluate and prioritize surface parking areas and rank in order of priority for reconstruction or maintenance.
  • Produce preliminary options and probable construction costs of each lot in order to provide a basis for budgeting future construction.
  • Produce construction documents based on initial investigation and soil reports, and create an annual maintenance program to help extend the life of the parking areas.
  • Assess the five parking garages on campus to document the existing general condition of the facility identifying both well performing or deficient items.
  • Generate a plate of the necessary maintenance work for each garage and the probable cost for each garage.

Questions? Email Clint Willis at ckwillis@tamu.edu

 

2017

Adriance Lab Road and West Campus Pedestrian Improvement Project

Projected project dates: April – December 2017

Summary: The project will

  • reconstruct Adriance Lab Road and Horticulture Road in concrete;
  • add sidewalks and buffered bike lanes to both sides of Adriance Lab Road;
  • add compliant accessible ramps at all crosswalks along Adriance Lab and Horticulture Roads;
  • construct a sidewalk along the east side of Discovery Road between John Kimbrough Boulevard and Horticulture Road;
  • add crosswalks on Discovery Road where it intersects with Enterprise Avenue and at West Campus Boulevard;
  • reconstruct the entrances to Lots 18 and 98;
  • add campus standard lighting along the length of the project;
  • add improved drainage to Adriance Lab Road;
  • extend the multi-use path currently on Horticulture Road to the east to connect to other west campus infrastructure.

Read more about the Adriance Lab project  


Lot 97

Motorcycle parking added to Lot 97.

2016

Cain Garage

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.

Read more about Cain Garage   Cain Garage in the news  

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After


Dutch Junction & Green Bike Lanes

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  

Before

During

After

2013

Lots 30c & 32

Reconstruction of lots 30c and 32 near the Northside residence halls.


Lot 100e

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

Lots 79 & 80 on Agronomy road were resurfaced.


Southside Garage

Expansion joints were replaced.


Lot 63

New lot constructed at Pearce Pavilion


Lot 95

New lot constucted at PEAP Building


Northside Garage

Expansion joints were replaced; Repainted and repaired spalling

2012


Summer 2012 Projects:

Lots 10, 12, 15, 19, 21 & 28 – Repair and resurface parking lot

Lot 10a

Lot 12

Lot 19

Lot 21

Lot 15

lot 46

lot 46/48

lot 96

lot 37

lot 28

lot 23

lot 23

RV Field


RV Field

Summary: RV Field has been added as an additional RV lot for football game weekends – weather permitting


Lot 60

Summary: Replace joint sealants


Lots 23, 37, 46, 48 & 59

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.

Lot 46

Lot 48

lot 48


Research Pkwy Parking

Summary: Grass Parking added across Research Pkwy from Presidential Conference Center for event parking.

Fan Field near Lot 111

Joe Routt and Rudder/Koldus Plaza Renovation

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:

  • adding two mid-block crossings with a single level surface from door-to-door
  • improving two existing cross-walks to meet accessibility standards
  • removing and recycling paver bricks mounted on a concrete surface to avoid unevenness caused by settling
  • increasing the width of the loading circle at Rudder Tower and defining the two lanes by a 4’ wide unloading area separating them
  • extending the one-way configuration of Joe Routt to match the area south of the Memorial Student Center
  • creating bi-directional bike lanes
  • installing planter boxes with seating ledges to enhance gathering space under the shade of the trees while limiting pedestrian crossings at locations other than cross-walks
  • replacing trees designated by a certified arborist as in poor, fair or stressed condition

Joe Routt Renovation  

aerial view of Joe Routt


Wellborn Underpass

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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.

aerial view

passageway

passageway connecting west and main campus

Photos courtesy of Klotz Engineering – Project Managers

2011

Lot 76

Dates: June 2011 – August 2011

Actual Cost: $165,000

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.

lot 76 renovation


Lot 12 & 38 – Veterinary Medical Center

Dates: June 27 – August 19, 2011

Actual Cost: $302,000

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.

lot 38 renovation

lot 38 near Vet Med


Additional Summer 2011 Projects:

  • Lot 6 – Seal and repair joints in surface of parking lot
  • Lot 1 – Add a French drain to minimize water flow damage to parking lot
  • Lot 72b – Seal surface cracks in pavement to prolong life of the lot
  • Lot 26 – 34   Remove and replace surface of parking lot
  • Lot 40b – Repair and resurface sunken pavement over 30” wide utility trench
  • Lot 72 – Repair drainage inlet and overlay surface of lot with sealant
  • Lot 88 – repair crushed concrete top of drainage inlet
  • Lot 51 – Seal and patch surface
  • Lot 100 – remove and pour dumpster pad; seal surface cracks and patch
  • Lot 17 – Repair and replace surface of parking lot

2010

Lot 97

Dates: Dec 2010 – Mar 2011

Estimated Budget: $900,000

Summary: Resurfacing, restriping and upgrading lighting

During
lot 97 tear out – concrete instead of asphalt will be used

After
lot 97 tear out – concrete instead of asphalt will be used


Lot 10

Dates: Dec 2010 – Mar 2011

Budget: $175,000

Summary: 14 new disabled parking spaces will be added to the center of campus

After
Lot 10 will be expanded in include 14 additional HC spaces

lot 97 tear out – concrete instead of asphalt will be used


Bus Pads – Agronomy Road

Dates: August 2010

Summary: Concrete pads poured for waiting passengers.

new bus pads along Agronomy Road

new bus pad near lot 36 off Agronomy


Lot 40

Dates: July – August 2010

Summary: Portions of 40 b, c and d are being renovated. Repairing subgrade and potholes.


Lot 70

Dates: June – August 2010

Summary: Lot 70 is being resurfaced. New drainage flume added to help surface drainage.

concrete drainage flume


Lot 61

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.

lot  renovation plan

Before
Lot 61 before renovation

During
Lot 61 renovation began May 17

lot 61 aggragate base and asphalt on schedule

increasing size of grass areas to protect trees

Pouring asphalt in lot 61

After
Asphalt poured at lot 61


Lot 100d

Dates: July – August 2010

Budget: $95,000

Summary: Picnic areas added. Nine tables with grills and benches will be added.

picnic tables in place July 2010

9 tables


Lot 100 i, j and k

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.

Before
Lot 100j before renovation

During
100j in the process of subgrade stabilization

Placing concrete in 100k

placing concrete in lot 100k

100 j almost complete

crosswalk added for safety


Lot 5

Project completion: January 2010
Budget: $5000

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.

Lot 5 newly renovated with additional ADA spaces

2009

Motorcycle Parking on Mosher

Dates: May 17 – August 30, 2009

Budget: $20,000

Summary: Over 70 motorcycle spaces added to the south side of campus.

new motorcycle parking added on Mosher Lane

Lot 30

Dates: June 13 – August 7, 2009

Budget: $300,000

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.

Before
Lot 30 before renovation

During
lot 30 asphalt is poured 8/03

Lot 30 During construction

lot 30 diabled ramps added


Lot 36a–e

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.

Before
Lot 36 before renovation

During
Concrete is poured 6-29

Lot 36 During construction

After
Lot 36 ready for customers July 13


Lot 1: John Connally Building – Tarrow Drive at Spring Loop

Dates: October 3, 2008 – March 15, 2009

Budget: $700,000

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.

Before
Lot 1 before construction

During
Lot 1 during construction

After
Lot 1 after construction


Lot 83

Dates: September 2008

Budget: $44,000

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.

Before
lot 83 before renovation

After
ADA ramps have been added

lot 83 completed August 2009