WSP USA Begins Design for Two Texas Transportation Projects

Providing design services for I-30 Dallas Canyon Interchange project, improvements to overburdened Odessa highways.

DALLAS, TEXAS — WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide design services for the Interstate 30 (I-30) Dallas Canyon Interchange project and the planning of highway improvements in the Odessa District’s Permian Basin.

Dallas I-30 Canyon Reconstruction
WSP will take the lead role in providing TxDOT with the design and preparation of plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) and related documents for improvements to the depressed I-30 roadway known as the “Canyon,” extending from the Interstate 35E interchange to the Interstate 45/Interstate 345 interchange. Becky Fly is serving as WSP project manager.

The 1.5-mile-long, $369 million project includes the traffic control concepts to accommodate the 244,800 average daily vehicles and the design of multiple deck parks to re-invigorate the area around the Dallas Convention Center and the neighborhood known as The Cedars. This project will connect to WSP’s previous work on several Dallas mega projects in the area, including, the Dallas Horseshoe DB, Texas High Speed Rail and The Southern Gateway DB, as well as the Dallas I-345 Feasibility/PS&E Study.

Becky Fly and Chris Bergeron“The Canyon is the next step in TxDOT’s overall plan to redesign the highway and stitch together South Dallas with downtown,” said Arpit Talati, WSP business manager for the Texas/Mountain region. “This project gives WSP the opportunity to strengthen our relationships with TxDOT’s Dallas district and positions our firm with an opportunity to deliver an essential, high-profile transportation project for the region. We are grateful to have the opportunity to finish this amazing transportation project.”

Odessa District Permian Basin Highway Improvements
To take steps to improve the overburdened highways within the Permian Basin region of the Odessa District in Western Texas, TxDOT selected WSP as the prime provider of the design schematic, environmental documentation and other related documents for proposed highway corridor improvements to a 38-mile stretch of State Highway 18, from State Loop 464 south of Monahans to the New Mexico state line (known as the SH 18 North Corridor). The improvements are in support of short- and long-term transportation infrastructure needs, focused on improved freight traffic accommodations, system safety and reliability within the Permian Basin region of the 12-County district.

“Our team is excited to get started on our first work authorization assignment to support TxDOT in delivering critical highway improvements to meet our commitment to the Permian Basin Promise,” said Chris Bergeron, WSP project manager for the Odessa District’s SH 18 North Corridor project.

WSP has been active on several recent transportation projects in the West Texas region including State Loop 335 in Amarillo, the Ports-to-Plains corridor, planning studies in El Paso and in the development of the Texas Freight Mobility Plan.

About WSP USA
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