The Chisholm Trail Parkway (CTP) is a proposed 27.6-mile toll road extending from downtown Fort Worth south to Cleburne, Texas. The CTP will provide a continuous route from Fort Worth to Cleburne, connecting southwest Tarrant and northwest Johnson counties. More than 40 years in the making, the entire corridor is expected to open to traffic in mid-2014.
A complicated financing package required obtaining bids from designers, contractors, and consultants at least nine months prior to receiving the Notice to Proceed. The project starts near urban downtown Fort Worth, crosses over one of the major Union Pacific rail yards, and then continues into a rural and relatively undeveloped area. Initially designed by the Texas Department of Transportation and finished by the North Texas Tollway Department (NTTA), the project is divided into six sections – five design/bid/build and one design/build – with each section having its own design firms and construction contractors.
Working for the NTTA, personnel from multiple Kleinfelder offices are providing geotechnical, structural, engineering, and review services for this high-profile transportation project. Kleinfelder coordinated directly with the corridor team and the owner to create consistent project execution for each section, and acted as client liaison to the various section teams. Kleinfelder is the resident wall engineer on four sections of the project and the independent assurance agency for the corridor, providing quality control services to ensure work is performed correctly.
Through seamless in-house teamwork and ongoing coordination with the owner and corridor team, Kleinfelder delivered a consistent quality design at 15% less than estimated. Construction on all sections began in November 2011, and Kleinfelder continues to bring its depth of technical and management expertise to this project.
Fort Worth to Cleburne, Texas
North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)