CEI on the Scene at the Houston Ship Channel

LJA is providing Construction Engineering & Inspection services for the $570M reconstruction of the existing segmental 4-lane bridge over the Houston Ship Channel with an 8-lane cable-stay bridge design that provides a larger opening for the operation of vessels. The new Houston Ship Channel Bridge cable-stayed main span structure features a free span of 1,320’ […]

Staying Connected

Direct Connect Interchanges are vital to every municipality and freeway system because they are the single largest mover of traffic. To put that into perspective, almost 600,000 vehicles go through the IH 610 West Loop/IH 69 interchange in Houston every day. If for any reason they fail to work, traffic is adversely affected across an […]

Alligator Bayou Pump Station Roars to Life

The Alligator Bayou Pump Station and current expansion is a critical component of the Jefferson County Drainage District #7’s (DD7) hurricane and coastal flood protection system. The Jefferson County DD7 covers 110 square-miles including the cities of Port Arthur, Groves, Nederland, and Port Neches, and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. The DD7 oversees maintenance and […]

Assisting the Harris County Engineering Department Recovery and Resiliency Division

In response to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County Engineering Department, with direction from the Commissioners Court, established the Recovery and Resiliency Division. One of the first actions of the department was to determine the potential reduction in flood risks from improvements to existing drainage infrastructure to increase our resiliency and shorten recovery […]

Negotiating Successful Acquisitions

Cotton Gin Road is a rural, 2-lane road in poor condition in a rapidly growing portion of Hays County. The roadway project consists of widening the road, improving drainage, and resolving several low water crossing issues. LJA assisted with the acquisition of replacement easement for displaced utilities. Right-of-way acquisition services were contracted in December 2019 […]

Bridgeland Expands

The master planned community of Bridgeland led the Houston area market with 734 home closings in 2019 and continues with a strong pace in 2020. Located in northwest Harris County, Bridgeland covers 11,400 acres in the Cypress area along Cypress Creek south of US 290. With a mixture of single-family, retail, and commercial land use […]

New App for District Services

Our GIS Team has recently launched an application serving our district and development clients and is once again leading the industry in innovation. LJA’s “GIS District Web Services” are deployed to ease operations for your entire district or development with combined web access, easy tools, and the ability to include the entirety of your consultants. […]

Development Has Started to Roll

Rolling V Ranch is a 3,600-acre master-planned development currently underway near the City of Rhome and the City of Newark in Wise County, Texas and supports the rapid growth seen north of Fort Worth in recent years. The development will feature multiple separately marketed master-planned communities with over 10,000 homes and 800 acres of open […]

Navigable Waters Protection Rule

On June 22, the Corps of Engineers and EPA began enforcing and implementing nationwide new wetland regulations known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The rule should be good news for development since it is clearly a step back from the current “status quo” Rapanos Guidance that the Corps has been using. However, we need […]

Outstanding Engineering Support

LJA was contracted by LCRA to develop and implement design alternatives to protect the riverbank adjacent to the Garwood River Plant from further erosion caused by flood waters near Eagle Lake, Texas. Erosion at the project site adjacent to irrigation in-take pipes was caused from several recent flooding events and exacerbated by Hurricane Harvey. Initial […]