TxDOT

In a Texas First, UT Arlington Team Is Using Plastics To Repair Roads

by | Feb 8, 2023
"One word: plastics." That's the famous career advice from the movie The Graduate. A professor at UT Arlington must have gotten the same message, because 56 years later he's making history by using plastics to repair and stabilize roadways in the DFW area. Dr. Sahadat Hossain—a UTA civil engineering professor and director of the school's Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability—got a grant of around $950,000 from the Dallas district of the Texas Department of Transportation to achieve the first use of “plastic road” material in Texas. The project will begin with work on roads near Kaufman, southeast of Dallas.
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$666M Southern Gateway Project on I-35 and U.S. 67 Is Completed, Open to Traffic
Led by Irving's Fluor Corporation in a joint venture with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, the 10-mile-long TxDOT project included the reconstruction and widening of lanes on I-35E between U.S. 67 and I-30 and on U.S. 67 between I-20 and I-35E. Along this stretch of I-35, phase one of Southern Gateway Park—a sprawling planned deck park near the Dallas Zoo—has been decked out for its continuing construction. 
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The Last Word: Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson on the Southern Gateway Deck Park in Oak Cliff
by | Oct 24, 2022
Southern Gateway Park, a planned $172 million, five-acre deck park over I-35 by the Dallas Zoo—just reached a big milestone. TxDOT has completed the foundation deck for Phase 1 of the deck park (seen in the right half of the image above). The park will literally and figuratively reconnect the Oak Cliff neighborhood that was divided by I-35 in the 1950s. The park promises to be an engineering marvel with five acres of wooded slopes, water features, rocky escarpments, a restaurant/retail complex hidden under a hilltop, and one of the most awesome kids' playgrounds in North Texas. But its greatest achievement may be to make Oak Cliff whole again—and to bring all of Dallas together.
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I-35 Deck Park by Dallas Zoo Will Have Major Wow Factor—and a Driving Mission
by | Nov 22, 2021
"It's not an idea—it's happening," says April Allen, president of the Southern Gateway Public Green Foundation. 

Southern Gateway Park will be an engineering marvel over I-35E, with five acres of wooded slopes, water features, rocky escarpments, a restaurant/retail complex hidden under a hilltop, and one of the most awesome kids' playgrounds in North Texas. But its greatest achievement may be to make Oak Cliff whole again—and to bring all of Dallas together.
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CityMap

Planning to the People:
How CityMap Democratized Urban Design

by | May 16, 2017
Urban planners, transportation experts, activists, and citizens have banded together for a plan designed to embrace both transportation needs and livability of the neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Dallas.
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depression
Grant Enables Drone Use for Highway, Rail Inspections
by | Dec 2, 2016
The University of Texas at Arlington received a $388,000 TxDOT grant for use on the two-year project.
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geothermal
TxDOT Awards UTA Prof $743K for Geothermal De-Icing Project
by | Oct 24, 2016
The researchers are working on de-icing geothermal technology that could be installed on existing infrastructure.
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highways
Cracked Highways: UTA Prof has System to Fix ‘Em
by | Sep 30, 2016
Sahadat Hossain's team has a system using recycled plastic pins that can repair highways and reduce cost.
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