Port of Houston Bayport Gate, Houston, TX

Port of Houston Bayport Gate, Houston, TX

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Phase 3

A four-part project consisting of converting an existing building area to a striped chassis area, designing a master drainage plan for the entry gate, designing the new entry gate and modifying the exit/entrance gate to an exit-only gate. The entry gate included the design of canopies, buildings, electrical, storm, sanitary, water, striping, fencing, grading, Portland cement pavement and roller compacted concrete pavement. The exit gate included demolition of the existing entry gate and expansion of the existing exit gate. RPS designed the storm sewer, sanitary lines, water lines, pavement and detention ponds for the entry gate.  We assisted in the design of the pavement thickness and determined that it was in our client's best interest to design a Portland cement concrete design and a roller compacted concrete design. We then designed the joint layouts for both pavement types, as well as the water line with fire hydrants placed around the entry gate, and we assisted in the design of the sanitary sewer from the lift station to three buildings at the entry gate. The storm sewer pipe sizes and flow line elevations were designed to allow the storm to tie into detention ponds without penetrating the subgrade for the pavement.