Video produced by MESA

On May 8th, Ennis City Commissioners introduced a video presentation of the new rendering of the future Union Pacific Safety Zone in downtown Ennis. The UPRR Safety Zone project is one of the critical components of the city’s Downtown Master Plan developed in March 2016 to revitalize its downtown.

The city envisions the safety zone as a means to safely and effectively separate the railroad corridor from critical roadway thoroughfares while creating an aesthetic gateway feature to welcome residents and visitors into the vibrant downtown district. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) is providing track, structural and civil engineering, along with, railroad coordination and project management services for this project. Architectural design of the iconic gateway feature and overall urban design of the gateway and rail corridor is being provided by landscape architecture firm, MESA.