The modern roundabout on Energy Drive helps control traffic flow.

Energy Drive at Springwoods Village

Beacon of progressive urban planning

Project Facts

Location Spring, Texas
Owner CDC Houston and Harris County Improvement District 18
Size 3,700 LF


As a vital commercial artery with its urban divided roadway and intersecting roads, Energy Drive set the standard for future streets. Innovative design, optimized traffic flows, and sustainability prioritization were crucial project elements. Energy Drive is not just a street; it’s a testament to Springwoods Village’s commitment to a vibrant, sustainable future.

A walkway runs along Energy Drive.

Water features on Energy Drive help with water quality.

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About the project

Energy Drive, within the Springwoods Village development in Spring, Texas, was one of the first streets developed, setting the standard for future streets. This urban divided roadway and its three new intersecting roads to IH 45 (Crossington Way, Mossy Oaks, and Belvedere) is a critical commercial artery in the development, serving major corporate campuses and creating a spectacular scenic corridor. 

Our team designed Energy Drive’s roadway, drainage, and traffic systems from Springwoods Village Boulevard to Belvedere Road. The roadway design was routed to save approximately 120 existing trees, including two 80+ year-old trees in the center of a roundabout intersection with East Mossy Oaks Drive. The modern roundabout helps control traffic through the unique roundabout design, eliminating the need for stop signs and traffic signals at this busy intersection. 

The new roadway is a low-impact development system that benefits drainage and water quality, including attenuated peak flows and green water quality features that treat drainage from the streets and adjacent development to improve the downstream water quality and provide a pleasing natural parkway landscape. The large trees in the middle provide a nice amenity showcasing the natural environment of Springwoods Village. In addition, the team provided drainage design, horizontal and vertical alignments, on-street parking planning and design, sidewalk and curb ramp design, and signing and pavement markings.