Public Infrastructure, GIS
Harris County, Texas
Spring Creek Greenway
Innovation. In early 2004, LJA assisted Harris County Precinct 4 in evaluating obstacles that could impact the implementation of the Spring Creek Greenway concept. We used GPS equipment to plot existing nature trails and created a website interface for the County to disseminate spatial data and streamline the communication process between parks department staff, consultants, and other users accelerating the timeline during feasibility and planning phases. This application accommodated future phases of development, asset management, and public involvement. The design team also prepared alternative trail locations for several segments of the Greenway trail system and developed unique hydraulic solutions for the project.
Spring Creek Greenway is a 44-mile corridor along the Harris/Montgomery county line, with over 14.5 miles of paved trail that is currently open to the public. For well over a decade, LJA has provided multiple services for the corridor including GIS, planning, and engineering. GIS-provided database information was gathered including flood delineation, TSARP topography, potential wetlands, easements, appraisal information, and district boundaries, as well as GPS data collection of existing conditions and physical constraints. Phases I – IV of the project included construction of bridges, surveying and acquisition of adjacent properties, pedestrian bridges, development of an underpass, and the completion of multiple trail segments. Phases V – VII are in various stages of completion and include similar scopes of work.
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Construction Phase Services