Section 6 of the Chisholm Trail Parkway consists of extending State Highway 121 (Chisholm Trail) from Fort Worth, Texas, south 13.1 miles, to Cleburne, Texas. The $181M design-build project includes a divided two-lane tollway with passing lanes, ramps at proposed cross streets and 19 bridges. The design and construction of this project is within an accelerated 28-month schedule.
VRX is providing the environmental team responsible for the project’s ISO 14001: 2004 Certified Environmental Management System. VRX developed the project Hazardous Materials Management Plan, Project Mitigation Plan, Environmental Monitoring Plan, Vegetation Management Plan, Disposal Plan, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SW3P). During construction operations, VRX assessed structures and debris piles within the project right-of-way for asbestos-containing materials and lead-based paint and coordinated abatement and Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) notifications.
Hazardous Materials Management duties include assessment, evaluation and disposal of hazardous materials discovered on the project, oversight of emergency response operations and state and federal agency regulatory reporting related to environmental incidents.
VRX also provides daily environmental compliance inspections, weekly SW3P inspections, migratory bird surveys, archaeological investigations and USACE permitting for discharges to streams, wetlands and jurisdictional ponds. To date, VRX has provided environmental protection training to more than 500 contractors for this project.
Chisholm Trail Parkway Section 6 was a featured project in the Highways/Bridges category in the ENR Texas & Louisiana magazine’s 2014 Best Projects competition.