staffordshire road reconstruction & drainage improvements
The Staffordshire Road project consisted of reconstructing 0.61 miles of a two-lane asphalt city street (rural section) to a four-lane divided concrete curb and gutter street (urban section) using Federal funding and TxDOT letting for the City of Stafford. This was the final phase of the Stafford – Staffordshire widening and reconstruction project. It runs from 5th Street down to Scanlin Street. The storm sewer trunkline was designed for the designated design frequency and then upsized to mitigate the extra runoff from the increased impervious area since the environmental document had been cleared and no property adjacent to the project was available for detention. Aguirre & Fields designed special junction boxes for the box culvert storm sewer trunkline to handle junction boxes of different sizes entering from three different sides. Aguirre & Fields also designed special direct drive junction boxes where the hydraulically mandated flowline of the trunkline pushed up into the concrete pavement section.
Completion of the job to TxDOT standards took coordination between the City of Stafford, TxDOT, the neighboring City of Missouri City, and several utility companies. Utility relocations for sanitary sewers, waterlines, gas lines, overhead electric, and communication lines were all coordinated prior to construction.
Aguirre & Fields designed the roadway to fit within the ROW previously purchased by the City. Additionally, special considerations for the traffic control plans (TCP) were taken to accommodate access to Stafford middle and high schools located within the project limits. All school road intersections were closed at night and constructed with fast track pavement to make sure school traffic was not impeded.