Asakura Robinson Company is providing landscape architecture services for the City of Houston’s Almeda Road Reconstruction Project from MacGregor to Old Spanish Trail. The roadway is being designed as a pilot project for Green Road Design with Low Impact Development (LID) features requiring roadside plantings and engineered soil mixes that filter stormwater to meet stormwater quality goals. The general project scope provides for the reconstruction of the existing concrete roadway and grade separations over Brays Bayou at Almeda and S. MacGregor with curbs, sidewalks, street lighting, and underground utilities.
The project entails an existing four lanes with wide center median and roadside ditches to be expanded to a proposed six lanes with a varying ROW. This project is partially federally funded and involves coordination with TxDOT. A potential 10’ wide bikeway is proposed along one side of the ROW adjacent to Hermann Park and the VA Hospital.
See project sheet here.