IH 10 & IH 610 Reconstruction

Houston, Texas

As the largest undertaking in TxDOT history, over 25 miles of the Katy Freeway and two miles of IH 610 was widened and reconstructed at a cost of $2.8 billion and completed in six years. The project included extensive acquisition of right-of-way to accommodate the expansion of the Interstate Highway from 11 lanes to a total of 18 lanes, thus accommodating an average of 207,000 vehicles per day. Binkley & Barfield was selected to provide engineering and construction support services for the relocation of all CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas facilities within the project limits. Binkley & Barfield was required to keep close and constant coordination with TxDOT and the Katy Freeway Relocation Team to keep pace with the accelerated schedule. Services provided included route design, records research, plan and profile drawings, utility coordination, permitting, traffic control plans, and as-built drawings. All designs were in accordance with CenterPoint Energy’s Standards and Specifications, as well as with federal, state and municipal requirements.

Overview:

  • Over 25 miles of natural gas lines
  • Polyethylene plastic and steel pipe
  • Main pipe diameters ranged from 2” up to 12”
  • Pressures included Intermediate Pressure (IP) and High Pressure (HP)
  • Hundreds of commercial and residential gas service lines
  • Open cut and horizontal directional drilling methods