The project covers 20 miles of the Trinity River, approx. 10,000 acres
Trinity River Corridor Project Objectives <ul><li>This project addresses a number of regional concerns, though  flood prot...
Flood Protection
Flood Protection Components Elm Fork Flood Improvements levees and wetlands for flood conveyance Dallas Floodway Extension...
Flood Protection - Construction Lower Chain of Wetlands Cells D, E, F & G are complete, and doing their job!
Future Work: DFE Levees & Wetlands <ul><li>Upper Chain of Wetlands construction starts Summer 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>All w...
Flood Protection: Dallas Floodway <ul><li>Existing levees will be raised by as much as 2 ft.  </li></ul><ul><li>Will provi...
Levee Section at Commerce Water Surface Elevations vs Parkway Existing Levee Elevation 429.40 Future 2-Foot Raised Levee E...
USACE Periodic Inspection Report #9 <ul><li>Periodic Inspections are done every 5 years by USACE (in addition to annual in...
Levee Issues from Periodic Inspection #9 <ul><li>Encroachments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dallas County Jail </li></ul></ul><ul...
<ul><li>More frequent mowing cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Rip rap/drainage relocation for erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Soil borin...
<ul><li>Levee will provide protection for over  $25 million in assets (near Manana and Spangler) </li></ul><ul><li>Wetland...
<ul><li>Flooding in March 2006 from Interior Drainage </li></ul>Flood Protection: Interior Drainage Near Pavaho Sump area ...
Flood Protection: Interior Drainage <ul><li>Design contracts are underway for Baker and Pavaho Sumps and Pump Stations (ca...
Environmental Restoration
Environmental Restoration <ul><li>6,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forest </li></ul><ul><li>Many bird and wildlife speci...
Recreation
Trinity River Corridor Project Design Concept <ul><li>Summary of the design concept for a 10,000-acre portion of the Trini...
Recreation: Trinity Fields
Recreation: Elm Fork Athletic  Complex & Trails <ul><li>Located east of IH-35E on Walnut Hill Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Const...
Recreation: Trinity Lakes
  Recreation: Trinity Lakes Park
Recreation: West Dallas Lake Rowing <ul><li>The West Dallas lake is over 129 acres and over 2000 meters long (meets Olympi...
Recreation: West Dallas Lake Amphitheater  <ul><li>West Dallas Lake Amphitheater used for rowing competition viewing. </li...
Recreation: View from West Dallas
Recreation: Urban Lake, Promenade & Arrival Plaza <ul><li>The promenade will accommodate 19,000 people during peak events ...
Recreation: Urban Lake & Central Island <ul><li>Shade structures take the place of tree vegetation in this plaza preservin...
<ul><li>Located on the west levee at Beckley and Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an observation area to watch the cons...
Recreation: Natural Lake Floating Wetlands <ul><li>The floating wetlands are multifunctional, serving as a design aestheti...
Recreation Recreation: Corinth Wetlands <ul><li>The Corinth Wetlands and Oxbow Lake area is designed to be a passive obser...
Recreation: Trinity Forest
Recreation: Trinity River Audubon Center Trinity River Audubon Center
Recreation: Trinity River Audubon Center Flood Model Children’s Area with underwater view Exhibits on the Trinity River an...
Trinity River Audubon Center Note the many trails and wetlands surrounding the Audubon Center!
Recreation: Moore Gateway Park Located at 8 th  Street and Corinth, near the DART rail station
Recreation: Standing Wave & Santa Fe Trestle Trail Standing Wave Whitewater Course Santa Fe Trestle Trail
Recreation: Standing Wave & Santa Fe Trestle Trail DART Santa Fe Trestle Trail Corinth St. MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Recreation: Existing Trails in Rochester Park
Recreation: Future Trails Network Trinity Trails Phase I  Trinity Trails Phase II
<ul><li>Several gateway parks are planned and will begin design soon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loop 12 Gateway (construction ...
Transportation:  Trinity Parkway Toll Road
Transportation: Trinity Parkway Toll Road Trinity Parkway  complete by 2014
Transportation: Trinity Parkway Toll Road Looking South from Hampton Rd.
Transportation:  S.M. Wright Parkway
Trinity Parkway & S.M. Wright IH 45 US 175 Today’s Commuter Flow Future Commuter Flow N SM Wright Freeway Proposed Trinity...
S.M. Wright Parkway <ul><li>Trinity Parkway connection to IH-45 eliminates need for “Dead Man’s Curve” at US 175 and S.M. ...
Transportation:  Sylvan Ave. Bridge
<ul><li>TxDOT/City of Dallas project </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated cost $48 million </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated construction...
Transportation:  Signature Bridges
Transportation: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Visit the webcam at www.trinityrivercorridor.org   to view construction progress...
Transportation: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Steel Fabrication in Italy Part of the center arch Central Box Girders
Continental Ave. Industrial Boulevard Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers) IH 35E Singleton Blvd.
Transportation: Margaret McDermott Bridge Trinity Parkway  complete by 2014 <ul><li>Replaces IH-30 Bridge </li></ul><ul><l...
Trinity River Project Office (214) 671-9500 www.trinityrivercorridor.org ftp://ftp.dallascityhall.com
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  • Trinity River Corridor Project

    1. 2. The project covers 20 miles of the Trinity River, approx. 10,000 acres
    2. 3. Trinity River Corridor Project Objectives <ul><li>This project addresses a number of regional concerns, though flood protection remains the essential cornerstone of this multi-faceted effort. The inter-related components of the project are : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flood Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community/economic development </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. Flood Protection
    4. 5. Flood Protection Components Elm Fork Flood Improvements levees and wetlands for flood conveyance Dallas Floodway Extension (DFE) levees and wetlands for flood conveyance Dallas Floodway levee raise and flood conveyance (lakes)
    5. 6. Flood Protection - Construction Lower Chain of Wetlands Cells D, E, F & G are complete, and doing their job!
    6. 7. Future Work: DFE Levees & Wetlands <ul><li>Upper Chain of Wetlands construction starts Summer 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>All work complete in 2014 </li></ul>Lamar Levee Cadillac Heights Levee Upper Chain of Wetlands
    7. 8. Flood Protection: Dallas Floodway <ul><li>Existing levees will be raised by as much as 2 ft. </li></ul><ul><li>Will provide 800 year flood protection from Trinity River flooding </li></ul><ul><li>Construction can begin in 2011 </li></ul>
    8. 9. Levee Section at Commerce Water Surface Elevations vs Parkway Existing Levee Elevation 429.40 Future 2-Foot Raised Levee Elevation 431.40 Ground Elevation about 400.00 Average low flow conditions that stay within the river channel of the Dallas Floodway Elevation 382.00 800-year Flood Elevation 428.97 100-year Elevation 417.06 Same as 1908 flood of record May 1990 35-year Flood Elevation 415.24 June 2007 5-year Flood Elevation 408.38 Trinity Parkway Flood Protected Elevation 419.06
    9. 10. USACE Periodic Inspection Report #9 <ul><li>Periodic Inspections are done every 5 years by USACE (in addition to annual inspections) </li></ul><ul><li>Visual inspection only; no subsurface investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Previous inspections rated our levee system as Excellent to Very Good </li></ul><ul><li>New rating system established by USACE in June 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Rating in Periodic Inspection Report #9 for our levee system was “unacceptable” </li></ul>
    10. 11. Levee Issues from Periodic Inspection #9 <ul><li>Encroachments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dallas County Jail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oncor Transmission Towers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Penetrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge Piers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pipes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dessication Cracking </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trees on/near the levees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Johnson grass </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Levees not high enough to contain the Standard Project Flood (800 year flood event) </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>More frequent mowing cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Rip rap/drainage relocation for erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Soil borings will determine needs for diaphragm walls </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other agencies to determine needs </li></ul><ul><li>The Trinity River Corridor Project will provide many of the “fixes” for the unacceptable conditions of the levee system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diaphragm walls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chain of wetlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Removal of ATSF Railroad Bridge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raising/fattening the levees </li></ul></ul>Resolution of Levee Issues – Next Steps
    12. 13. <ul><li>Levee will provide protection for over $25 million in assets (near Manana and Spangler) </li></ul><ul><li>Wetland swale will provide additional flood conveyance </li></ul><ul><li>Final plans by March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Start by Fall 2009 </li></ul>Flood Protection: Elm Fork
    13. 14. <ul><li>Flooding in March 2006 from Interior Drainage </li></ul>Flood Protection: Interior Drainage Near Pavaho Sump area at Sylvan Ave. North of Bernal St. in West Dallas
    14. 15. Flood Protection: Interior Drainage <ul><li>Design contracts are underway for Baker and Pavaho Sumps and Pump Stations (can begin construction in Fall 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Design contracts for Able, Charlie, Delta, Trinity Portland, and Hampton pump stations were awarded on November 10, 2008 (cannot begin construction until after Corps completes Environmental Assessment in late 2010) </li></ul>Baker Pavaho Able Charlie Delta Hampton Trinity Portland
    15. 16. Environmental Restoration
    16. 17. Environmental Restoration <ul><li>6,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forest </li></ul><ul><li>Many bird and wildlife species </li></ul><ul><li>Council has approved the Great Trinity Forest Management Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How we will operate and maintain the forest for the next 100 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies wildlife and tree species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlines annual planting, clearing, and budgetary needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies a potential site for RV and tent camping in the forest </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Recreation
    18. 19. Trinity River Corridor Project Design Concept <ul><li>Summary of the design concept for a 10,000-acre portion of the Trinity River Corridor from Royal Lane down to IH-635/IH-20 past the Trinity River Audubon Center. </li></ul><ul><li>About two-thirds of the subject area lies within the Trinity Forest. </li></ul><ul><li>By necessity, the guidelines are mostly focused on the Trinity Lakes portion of the corridor—the Trinity Lakes Park —about 2,200 acres in extent from the confluence to the DART Bridge. </li></ul>Trinity Lakes Trinity Forest Audubon Center Confluence: Elm and West Forks Trinity Fields DART Bridge Royal Lane IH-635/ IH-20
    19. 20. Recreation: Trinity Fields
    20. 21. Recreation: Elm Fork Athletic Complex & Trails <ul><li>Located east of IH-35E on Walnut Hill Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Construction starts in September 2009; complete in April 2011 </li></ul>
    21. 22. Recreation: Trinity Lakes
    22. 23. Recreation: Trinity Lakes Park
    23. 24. Recreation: West Dallas Lake Rowing <ul><li>The West Dallas lake is over 129 acres and over 2000 meters long (meets Olympic standards) that will provide both recreational and competitive boating opportunities for the city and region. </li></ul><ul><li>Submerged wetland island to provide a rooting structure for water lilies. </li></ul>Amphitheater
    24. 25. Recreation: West Dallas Lake Amphitheater <ul><li>West Dallas Lake Amphitheater used for rowing competition viewing. </li></ul>
    25. 26. Recreation: View from West Dallas
    26. 27. Recreation: Urban Lake, Promenade & Arrival Plaza <ul><li>The promenade will accommodate 19,000 people during peak events and activities </li></ul><ul><li>80% of the promenade will be shaded throughout the course of the day. </li></ul>Downtown Overlook Water Maze Deck Park Wetland Water Wall Arrival Plaza
    27. 28. Recreation: Urban Lake & Central Island <ul><li>Shade structures take the place of tree vegetation in this plaza preserving views of the downtown skyline and promenade, while Seating walls are integrated with the topography and provide illumination at night. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive fountains and dark-colored, exposed aggregate concrete paving slopes into the lake as a beach. </li></ul>Solar-powered Water Taxi Fountain Plaza
    28. 29. <ul><li>Located on the west levee at Beckley and Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an observation area to watch the construction of the Trinity Project </li></ul>Recreation: Trinity Overlook COMMERCE STREET BRIDGE
    29. 30. Recreation: Natural Lake Floating Wetlands <ul><li>The floating wetlands are multifunctional, serving as a design aesthetic, educational demonstration, habitat and water quality improvement measure. </li></ul>Oak Cliff
    30. 31. Recreation Recreation: Corinth Wetlands <ul><li>The Corinth Wetlands and Oxbow Lake area is designed to be a passive observation area for understanding and appreciating wetland habitats and systems. </li></ul><ul><li>This environment will be a magnet for migratory birds and other aquatic and riparian wildlife and birding observation areas, boardwalks, tree groves and shaded respites are planned for this area. </li></ul>Synthetic Decking
    31. 32. Recreation: Trinity Forest
    32. 33. Recreation: Trinity River Audubon Center Trinity River Audubon Center
    33. 34. Recreation: Trinity River Audubon Center Flood Model Children’s Area with underwater view Exhibits on the Trinity River and its ecosystem
    34. 35. Trinity River Audubon Center Note the many trails and wetlands surrounding the Audubon Center!
    35. 36. Recreation: Moore Gateway Park Located at 8 th Street and Corinth, near the DART rail station
    36. 37. Recreation: Standing Wave & Santa Fe Trestle Trail Standing Wave Whitewater Course Santa Fe Trestle Trail
    37. 38. Recreation: Standing Wave & Santa Fe Trestle Trail DART Santa Fe Trestle Trail Corinth St. MLK, Jr. Blvd.
    38. 39. Recreation: Existing Trails in Rochester Park
    39. 40. Recreation: Future Trails Network Trinity Trails Phase I Trinity Trails Phase II
    40. 41. <ul><li>Several gateway parks are planned and will begin design soon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loop 12 Gateway (construction begins 5/2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IH-20 Gateway (construction begins 6/2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Central/Joppa Gateway (construction begins 12/09) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvements to Rochester Park Gateway (construction begins 12/09) </li></ul></ul>Recreation: Gateway Parks
    41. 42. Transportation: Trinity Parkway Toll Road
    42. 43. Transportation: Trinity Parkway Toll Road Trinity Parkway complete by 2014
    43. 44. Transportation: Trinity Parkway Toll Road Looking South from Hampton Rd.
    44. 45. Transportation: S.M. Wright Parkway
    45. 46. Trinity Parkway & S.M. Wright IH 45 US 175 Today’s Commuter Flow Future Commuter Flow N SM Wright Freeway Proposed Trinity Parkway Ideal Neighborhood Rochester Park 45 Lamar
    46. 47. S.M. Wright Parkway <ul><li>Trinity Parkway connection to IH-45 eliminates need for “Dead Man’s Curve” at US 175 and S.M. Wright </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunity to make S.M. Wright a low-speed road </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Options for split or combined meandering road </li></ul>
    47. 48. Transportation: Sylvan Ave. Bridge
    48. 49. <ul><li>TxDOT/City of Dallas project </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated cost $48 million </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated construction start late 2009 (may be delayed until 2010 bond program) </li></ul>Sylvan Ave. Bridge
    49. 50. Transportation: Signature Bridges
    50. 51. Transportation: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Visit the webcam at www.trinityrivercorridor.org to view construction progress Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge under construction complete in 2011
    51. 52. Transportation: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Steel Fabrication in Italy Part of the center arch Central Box Girders
    52. 53. Continental Ave. Industrial Boulevard Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers) IH 35E Singleton Blvd.
    53. 54. Transportation: Margaret McDermott Bridge Trinity Parkway complete by 2014 <ul><li>Replaces IH-30 Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Center arch 250 ft. tall </li></ul><ul><li>11 main lanes, reversible HOV lane </li></ul><ul><li>TxDOT construction to begin in late 2010 </li></ul>
    54. 55. Trinity River Project Office (214) 671-9500 www.trinityrivercorridor.org ftp://ftp.dallascityhall.com

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