JUNE 2017–CivilTech has recently begun design services associated with roadway improvements for one of Texas’ oldest highways, SH 5. SH 5 was one of the original 26 highways proposed in 1917 and aimed to extend from New Mexico to Amarillo. Realigned in 1959, the route now takes travelling public from Richardson to north of McKinney.
The portion of SH 5 to be designed by our transportation team extends from SH 121 to CR 375 in Collin County, Texas. Servicing more than 500,000 daily commuters in the ever growing areas of Plano and Richardson, SH 5 serves as an important arterial in North Texas.
Our team will be responsible for performing engineering services that includes preparation of plans, specifications, and estimate (PS&E) and related documents. This will include preparation of roadway design, hydrologic and hydraulic design, traffic signal design, survey, and geotechnical data collection. Of particular importance in this ever-growing area will be social, economic and environmental studies. Parallel to the roadway are numerous streams and waters of the United States. Additional key elements will include public outreach; and right of way and utility coordination.