Between 1990 and 2010, Austin’s population increased by 241 percent with no infrastructure accommodations made to support the increased volume of commuters on the most heavily trafficked connecting arteries through the metro area and suburbs. Established in 2002, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s (CTRMA) many mobility projects have enhanced the region’s transportation network to better accommodate the tremendous growth that is anticipated to continue in decades to come.
Since July 2016, WSP has served as the general engineering consultant for CTRMA, operating as an extension of the Mobility Authority’s staff. The firm is providing a range of services to support CTRMA in the advancement of five highway improvement projects: U.S. Route 183A Phase III, MoPac Express Lane, State Highway 45SW, the 183 North Mobility Project, as well as park-and-ride projects.
WSP’s scope of work for the CTRMA mobility projects includes, project management, feasibility evaluation, environmental documentation, planning, conceptual and final design, financing, construction engineering/inspection and services related to tolling, IT, right-of-way, utility relocation, maintenance oversight/support, scheduling, asset management and administrative support. WSP also led an extensive amount of public involvement and community outreach. CTRMA prioritizes stakeholder engagement as a critical component on major projects to achieve its goal of being a good partner in the community it serves. The map to the right depicts the entire reach of our scope of work for the CTRMA mobility projects.