CSD/Roadway Landscape

Roadway Landscape - US 290, SH 71, and US 183


LRLA embraces the full process of roadway landscape planning. Our strong background in land-use evaluation is essential to our approach on transportation projects. Our projects have given us experience in conducting public involvement meetings, creating ROW landscape concepts, comprehensive reports to guide roadway landscape installations and developing plans for construction. We believe that roadway projects present unique opportunities to integrate existing environmental and cultural contexts with new development.

US 290 West Landscape Planning and Analysis - The expansion of US 290 and SH 71 in the Oak Hill area west of Austin, Texas provides a unique opportunity for public open spaces where the road is elevated to protect Williamson Creek and the floodplain. The open space amenity concept includes a trail system that connects to regional bike trail systems and improvements to Williamson Creek. Detention ponds were modified to save existing historically significant trees.

SH 71 East - Design Guideline Report - Report created for an important stretch of SH 71 that reaches from Austin Bergstrom International Airport to IH 35. The report includes an overall framework plan as well as a matrix of design concepts. Once implemented these concepts will create a series of enhanced experiences for both drivers and pedestrians. Design elements include planted berms to screen traffic and enhancement of a historic cemetery within the right of way.

US 183 East from IH 35 to Springdale Road - Landscape plans, specifications and details were created for the Austin District of TxDOT. Main areas of landscape included the intersection of Cameron Road, Springdale and the US 290 and Us183 interchange . Elements of the landscape included stepped retaining walls, specialty paving areas, and landscape following the previously establish Prairie thematic concept.