Austin, Texas — The City of Kyle, Texas, selected planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as the lead firm to manage and develop the city’s transportation master plan. Prime Strategies, Inc. will provide funding strategies, Kimley-Horn will provide travel demand modeling services and Gap Strategies will provide public outreach services.
Kyle is one of the fastest growing cities in Hays County, Texas. In 2000, the city’s population was a little more than 5,300. In the 2010 census, this number increased rapidly to over 28,000 and is projected to more than double by 2020 as the Austin metropolitan region expands. The new master plan will serve as a critical component to determine the improvements needed to the city’s transportation infrastructure.
“A comprehensive, well-developed master plan will provide a framework to solve the transportation challenges the City will face in the next 10 years,” said Susan Fraser, LAN Austin’s Transportation Manager.
LAN, which developed the 2005 master plan, will perform a number of tasks, including:
- Identifying new grade separations, both roadway and rail;
- Identifying necessary roadway expansions or intersection reconfigurations;
- Coordinating major mobility projects promoted by Hays County and Texas Department of Transportation;
- Refining the planned network in areas expected to develop in the next five to 10 years;
- Promoting pedestrian and bicycle friendly infrastructure
The city and the LAN team also will engage the public throughout the project using a mix of community meetings and workshops, city council briefings, and traditional and social media outlets. The project will be completed in fall 2015.