Capital Metro Downtown Station – 4th Street from Red River to IH 35
CobbFendley is part of the Downtown Gateway Partner’s Team, providing Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Surveying, Utility Coordination and Joint-Bid Utility Design Services for the proposed expansion of the existing CapMetro Downtown Platform Station. Services include researching and analyzing existing utilities within the project corridor, recommending areas of additional SUE field investigation, identifying conflicts with proposed rail and platform station improvements, meeting with all utility owners impacted by the project, coordinating utility relocation corridor assignments, and preparing joint-bid relocation design for both dry and wet utility relocations. SUE services included Level A Test Holes and Level B locates in four critical locations identified by CapMetro.
Field services required direct coordination with the City of Austin to secure ROWMAN permits for field work, including preparation of traffic control plan for work within an existing bike lane, coordination with the Austin Convention Center and Hilton Convention Center Hotel on field work schedule and coordination with CapMetro Operations Group for work in vicinity of existing rail line. Weekend and nighttime work hours were required to minimize impacts to the surrounding community. CobbFendley is preparing joint-bid design services for all utilities impacted by the project, including City of Austin W/WW, Austin Energy (network and overhead), Austin Energy Chilled Water and seven different telecommunication companies.