Bellaire Boulevard Reconstruction

Gunda Corporation was contracted by Harris County to conduct a traffic safety study along Bellaire Boulevard from Tres Lagunas to Marchena Drive. We analyzed existing accident data and new data and performed field investigations for operations and capacity concerns including safety, mobility and visibility. Three options were developed with recommended improvements designed to reduce accidents and mitigate problem conditions. Gunda Corporation prepared budgetary cost estimates and technical reports and coordinated with Harris County and TxDOT to conduct the study.

The recommended improvements used access management techniques to control traffic in and out of driveways serving businesses, mitigate existing safety issues and utilize geometric configurations of through lanes, left turns and median openings that would be capable of handling traffic movements in a safe manner. We also performed the capacity and accident analyses for the section of Bellaire Boulevard East and West of SH 6 to improve the level-of-service and safety within the study limits.

Gunda Corporation provided design services for the reconstruction of Bellaire Boulevard including paving and drainage plans, signing and pavement marking plans, traffic signal plans, traffic control plans, storm water pollution prevention plans, storm water quality management documents, and bidding and construction documents. This project was designed to TxDOT standards and was bid by TxDOT under Category 5 funding. We are currently providing construction phase services for this project.