VRX, Inc. was honored to receive a 2019 CMAA North Texas Award in May 2019 for Program Management after providing successful environmental management for the 27.2-mile TEXRail project, a new light rail service extending from downtown Fort Worth, through 6 cities, to DFW Airport.
VRX’s client was the TEXRail CM/GC, an Archer Western-Herzog (AWH) Joint Venture. Our services included performing constructability reviews of 60%, 95%, and final engineering plan sets, developing the project’s Environmental Control Plan, and providing environmental monitoring throughout the expedited 2-year construction period.
When construction of the new TEXRail bridge over the West Fork Trinity River hit a snag that threatened to delay the expedited schedule, VRX worked with AWH to swiftly devise a proposed solution that would be the quickest, most cost-effective way to build the rail bridge while minimizing impacts to the natural environment. The River at this location is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control project, managed by the Tarrant Regional Water District, and often is used by local residents for recreation.
VRX managed and provided oversight of revisions to the USACE Section 408 Permission, USACE Section 404 permit, freshwater mussel surveys and relocations, and an intensive sediment monitoring program — all associated with changes to optimize construction methods. TEXRail was delivered on time without environmental issues, violations, or delays.