Border Highway West Loop 375 Toll Road
In order to improve congestion near the US/Mexico border, a new nine-mile, four-lane toll road will be built adjacent to the border providing an alternative east-west route to IH10. This complex, fast-track project involves many teams at the firm including Traffic, ITS and Transportation engineering.
Walter P Moore is designing the ITS, tolling system, traffic signals, signing, striping and relocation of some Border Patrol facilities. The Traffic team faces multiple challenges such as extensive placement of ITS and tolling devices on bridge structures to avoid Union Pacific and BNSF railroad track relocation and coordination between three levels of government and multiple utilities. As the Traffic Design Task Leader, the team is also responsible for oversight and coordination of all traffic and illumination activities and multi-disciplined coordination.
Our Transportation team is designing two bridges on the project, including the largest and most complex, a 54-span pre-stressed concrete structure. The Transportation team is also serving as the Bridge Design Task Leader, responsible for oversight and coordination of all bridge designs by three other bridge design consultants and for consistent design processes.
Pro-active coordination and innovative design processes and solutions make this a hallmark project. Upon completion, this new roadway will alleviate much of the heavily congested urban area near the border.