Farm-to-Market Road 1626

RS&H performed construction engineering and inspection (CEI) on Farm-to-Market Road 1626, a major route second only to Interstate 35 in traffic volume just south of Austin, Texas. This TxDOT Pass-Through-Financing Toll Project reconstructed 3.6 miles of the road north in Hays County to Brodie Lane in Travis County.

The reconstructed roadalleviated congestion by adding capacity and reducing the accident rate. According to TxDOT, in 2004, an average of 12,800 vehicles a day used the road and that volume is projected to rise to more than 20,000 by 2024. The project consisted of widening the road to an overall pavement width of 82 feet that would consist of four travel lanes (two in each direction), a continuous left turn lane, and shoulders. By improving both the horizontal and vertical alignments of the roadway and establishing a 30-foot clear zone, sight distances along the roadway were improved, thereby increasing the safety of the roadway.

Services included inspection of:

  • All rebar and concrete placement for box culvert construction
  • Utility and drainage work
  • Earthwork, asphalt, and concrete items for roadway construction
  • Retention pond construction
  • Milling depths and cross slopes
  • Street lighting and signalization
  • Structural and friction course spread rates and cross slopes
  • Guardrail installations
  • Erosion control plan and procedures
  • Maintenance of traffic plan and implementation

Related Services: Construction Management

Project Information

Location:
Hays and Travis Counties, Texas

Owner/Client:
Texas Department of Transportation and Hays County, Texas