Bloomdale Road Extension – Environmental Study
BLOOMDALE ROAD EXTENSION - ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY
City of McKinney
Peloton Land Solutions, a Westwood company provided H&H design and environmental permitting subconsultant services to the City of McKinney for the design of an extension of Bloomdale Road west of US 75. The project extends from the current terminus at Community Avenue westward to connect to County Road 164, crossing an existing NRCS lake with a new multi-span bridge. The bridge design required balancing numerous constraints including providing adequate freeboard above the design storm, eliminating increases in the water surface elevation on upstream properties, accommodating an adjacent residential development, and incorporating regional hike-and-bike trails.
Our environmental scientists conducted an environmental baseline study for the alignment of Bloomdale Road. This included mapping and evaluating waters of the U.S., including wetlands, 10-year floodplains, and historical and archaeological properties. Based on their findings, they worked to reduce the complexity and cost of USACE permitting by avoiding impacts to regulated waters of the U.S. Through a joint effort between our H&H and environmental specialists, the cost was reduced by improving the angle and alignment of the bridge crossing and increasing the bridge span length.
Aerial photo courtesy Burns & McDonnell