Dove-Ottinger Road Improvements and Pedestrian Trail

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DOVE-OTTINGER ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AND PEDESTRIAN TRAIL

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Location
Westlake, Texas
Client
Town of Westlake/Hillwood
Peloton designed local traffic improvements for 8,000 linear feet of Dove Road and JT Ottinger Drive including demolition of existing pavement structures, adding turning lanes, regulatory traffic signage and control, lane widening and paving overlay, design of major drainage conveyance structures, utility relocations, roadway pedestrian crossings, and driveway modifications for access to both the Deloitte University and Westlake Academy campuses. The roadway improvements were planned, surveyed, designed, and constructed on a fast-track schedule, with major sections completed within approximately three months. In addition to the roadway work, Peloton was engaged to assess the existing Vaquero pedestrian trail crossing located at Dove Road and extend the 8-foot-wide pedestrian trail almost 7,000 linear feet between this crossing and the Westlake Academy campus. The trail crossing is located within an existing box culvert and had experienced channel erosion, settlement, and continual back-water flooding. The design solutions to alleviate these negative conditions included the addition of a low flow concrete conveyance channel, realignment of the concrete trail, and the re-design of the downstream channel and detention outfall structure. Peloton environmental scientists performed an environmental assessment of the area and prepared a tree survey and tree removal/mitigation plans. The extension of the concrete trail was authorized under Nationwide Permit 14. Peloton registered landscape architects prepared landscape improvement/planting plans along the trail extension. The project was funded from a development agreement between the Town of Westlake and a private developer, with major stakeholders including the Town of Westlake, Deloitte University, Westlake Academy, and Hillwood Properties.
  • Fast-track roadway design
  • Public-private partnership
  • Alleviate flooding conditions
  • Pedestrian connectivity
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