Select P3/Design Build Projects

130 @ 45 altState Highway 130 Segments 1-4 (Texas Department of Transportation)  Austin, Texas.

Hicks & Company served as the independent Environmental Compliance Manager on this 49-mile, new-location tolload with an Exclusive Development Agreement delivery system.  The role encompassed all aspects of environmental compliance, including obtaining environmental approvals and regulatory permits prior to construction, reviewing and providing environmental quality control reviews of the detailed engineering designs, performing independent environmental inspections of the construction of the tolload, and developing and implementing a comprehensive environmental protection training program.  Hicks & Company designed and implemented an Environmental Management System for the project and received certification by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Clean Texas Program in 2007.  Our successful effort led to several awards, not just for Hicks & Company, but for the Developer, Lone Star Infrastructure, and the TxDOT Director of Turnpike Construction, Mr. Tim Weight.  Hicks & Company was awarded the 2008 Gold Medal for Best Environmental Project by the Texas Council of Engineering Companies.  Lone Star Infrastructure was a finalist for the 2007 TCEQ’s Environmental Excellence Awards, as well as a Gold Level Member of the TCEQ Clean Texas Program.  Mr. Weight was the recipient of the 2008 Dewitt C. Greer award for successful completion of SH 130 Segments 1-4, as well as other segments of the Central Texas Turnpike System.


Americas Interchange 01Americas Interchange (Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority)—El Paso, Texas.

This CDA project for which Hicks & Company was the independent Environmental Compliance Manager, involved the expansion and reconstruction of the IH 10/Loop 375 Interchange in El Paso, including the addition of three of the eight direct connectors.   Americas Gateway Builders initiated construction, and Hicks & Company’s Environmental Compliance Team was there to monitor the activity and assist the Developer in maintaining environmental compliance.  Hicks & Company was responsible for performing and  overseeing all aspects of environmental compliance and reporting for the project; including the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Environmental Protection Program, an Environmental Training Program, oversight of environmental inspections, and quality-control reviews of final design drawings.


MoPac 02MoPac Improvements – Austin, Texas.

In 2013, Hicks & Company was awarded  this MoPac Improvement Project from Parmer Lane to Cesar Chavez in Austin, Texas from the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Serving as the Environmental Compliance Manger (ECM) , Hicks & Company has been tasked with the responsibility to develop and obtain approval of the component parts of the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP), including the Project Mitigation Plan (if required), the Hazardous Materials Management Plan, and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SW3P). Our on-site Environmental Compliance Inspector (ECI) is held responsible for implementing an environmental monitoring and reporting program under the direction of the ECM and consistent with the EMP and DBA requirements, including a zero violations mandate.

MoPac 01While on-site during the pre-construction and construction phases, a Hicks & Company ECI monitors the development of work, prepares daily reports, conducts weekly SW3P inspections, and maintains SW3P and other environmental compliance documentation.

Hicks and Company has also provided the services of a Project Archeologist, Natural Resources Biologist, Water Quality Specialist, Project Geologist and a Karst Species Specialist should the need arise.


US 281 North/Loop 1604 Interchange (Alamo Regional Mobility Authority)—San Antonio, Texas.

Hicks & Company served as the Environmental Compliance Manager for this CDA project to expand and reconstruct the US 281 North/Loop 1604 Interchange in North San Antonio and make other associated improvements to both roadways.  We were also responsible for regulatory compliance and construction phase environmental oversight, including SW3P inspections, Section 404 permit compliance, Edwards Aquifer Rules compliance and Endangered Species Act compliance.  The project consisted of the final design and construction of direct connectors from US 281 North to Loop 1604 East and West and from Loop 1604 East and West to US 281 South.  Reconstruction of frontage road bridges along Loop 1604 and the addition of sidewalks throughout the project area are also included.


State Highway 161 Phase 4 (North Texas Tollway Authority)—Grand Prairie, Texas.

Hicks & Company served as the Environmental Compliance Manager for the SH 161 Toll-Road Phase 4 project in Grand Prairie, Texas.  We were  responsible for regulatory compliance and construction phase environmental oversight on this eight-mile-plus tolload construction project, including SW3P development and inspections, Section 404 permit compliance, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan oversight, and quality control reviews of design drawings.  The project consisted of mainlane construction between IH 20 and IH 30 and construction of direct-connector interchanges at IH 20 and IH 30 as well.


North Tarrant Express (Texas Department of Transportation)—Dallas/Fort Worth area, Texas.

Hicks & Company developed the Comprehensive Environmental Protection Program for this seven-mile concession CDA project, including preparation and submittal of an Environmental Compliance and Mitigation Plan, Construction Monitoring Plan, Hazardous Materials Management Plan, Environmental Protection Training Plan, and Environmental Management System.  Hicks & Company provided environmental management support for both the design and construction phase and operations and maintenance phase components of the project.


IH 635 Managed Lanes/LBJ Express (Texas Department of Transportation)—Dallas, Texas.

Hicks & Company developed the Comprehensive Environmental Protection Program for this managed-lanes, tolload project along IH 635 in Dallas County.  Plans included an Environmental Compliance and Mitigation Plan, Construction Monitoring Plan, Hazardous Materials Management Plan, Environmental Protection Training Plan, and Environmental Management System.  Hicks & Company provided environmental management support for both the design and construction phase and operations and maintenance phase components of the project.


183A Toll Road (Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority)—Cedar Park, Texas.

Hicks & Company worked as the independent Environmental Compliance Inspector and interim Environmental Compliance Manager for this seven-mile tolload CDA in Cedar Park.  Hicks & Company’s project responsibilities included field monitoring of construction activities for potential impacts to environmental resources, including, the Edwards Aquifer, threatened and endangered species, karst zones and caves, wildlife habitats, water quality, erosion and sedimentation control, and hazardous materials.  Other responsibilities include weekly inspection of storm water controls, documentation and tracking of environmental compliance and issues, timely mitigation of issues, quality assurance review of environmental documents, and documentation and tracking of employee and subcontractor environmental training activities.