CobbFendley serves as the prime consultant contracted by the City of Cedar Park for the design of the reconstruction and extension of Toro Grande Boulevard from Parmer Ln (FM734) to New Hope Drive (currently under construction by others). The project involves two segments: the reconstruction of the existing Toro Grande Boulevard from Whitestone Boulevard (FM 1431) to New Hope Drive to the north and (2) the extension of Toro Grande Boulevard from Whitestone Boulevard to Parmer Ln. During the preliminary engineering phase, the project team evaluated an ideal alignment and typical section for the roadways that meets the City’s goals and vision for the corridor. CobbFendley performed traffic analysis and modeling to identify lane configurations and proposed intersection improvements, which includes a  construction of a multilane roundabout at the intersection of the Toro Grande Boulevard extension south of Whitestone Boulevard and new Commerce Street that will tie in to Parmer Ln. The Toro Grande Boulevard corridor will include a 4-lane roadway with medians and continuous left turn lanes, as well as sidewalks and shared-use paths for pedestrians and bicyclists, and a new curb and gutter storm sewer system.

The project also includes the design of a new concrete span bridge that will cross Brushy Creek and provide a trail head that will tie in to the existing Brushy Creek North Fork Trail, the design of water line and wastewater line extensions along the new roadway, and significant hydraulic and hydrologic modeling of Brushy Creek before and after construction. Other components of the project include existing signal modifications, signal design, and illumination design along the entire corridor.

The southern portion of the project involves coordination with a developer who owns the property that the future road will be on. CobbFendley is continuously coordinating with the City and the Developer to verify that the future road will match with the Developer’s land plan, while also meeting the needs of the City. This project showcases CobbFendley’s ability to handle a major roadway design project with multiple design components, all while juggling the various coordination with the City’s Engineering and Planning Staff, external developers, and regulatory agencies such as TxDOT and the TCEQ, to successfully get the project to the Bid/Construction Administration Phase.