In July 2011, the Mobility Authority, in partnership with TxDOT, launched the Green Mobility Challenge, a sustainable design competition that challenged Texas' most creative landscape architects, planners and engineers to propose better ways of constructing, operating and maintaining future transportation projects. One of the projects selected for teams to submit sustainable concepts was the Oak Hill Parkway. Ideas submitted as part of the challenge are being evaluated and added to the Environmental Study where feasible. Click here to view the winning presentations.
IDEAS FOR OAK HILL PARKWAY
Ideas submitted as part of the challenge are being evaluated and added where feasible.
- Multi-use trails or paths/trailheads
- Enhancing Williamson Creek (while maintaining natural setting)
- Community Gateway
- Native, low-maintenance vegetation/trees
- Porous friction pavement
- Grass filter strips
- Vegetated swales
- Regional detention/biofiltration
- Riparian plantings
- Solar pedestrian lighting
- Use of recycled materials