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 제목 |  Corps signs off on Dallas’ long-held dream for a Trinity River park
 작성자 |  GIT4CC   작성일 |  2015/08/11 2:09 pm

After years of scrutiny, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given Dallas officials the go-ahead on their decades-long plan to put a park, lakes and toll road in the Trinity River floodplain.

Dallas has been pursuing the ambitious and sweeping $572-million project since the mid-1990s, when leaders, residents and engineers envisioned a massive remaking of the green space to improve flood protection, provide a reliever road for downtown highways and build a large park they hope will spur economic development and unite neighborhoods.

Lt. Col. W. Neil Craig, acting commander of the Corps’ Fort Worth District, said in a prepared statement it took years worth of work by the federal agency and the city to reach the milestone. 

“Together we crafted a plan that reduces flood risk for more than the 200,000 Dallas citizens who live and work near the river, and backs the Balanced Vision Plan to create parkland in an urban setting with little open space,” he said.

From the Corps’ release about the approval, key aspects of the project include:

  • Cost-sharing. The $571.6 million project (FY2015 dollars) will be cost-shared with the city of Dallas as follows: 65 percent Federal, 35 percent city.
  • Raising the low spots in the levees. Since Corps construction of the Federal levee system in the late 1950s, there has been some settling of the levee crests below design grade.
  • Flattening the levees to 4-1 width-height ratio (a betterment funded 100 percent by the city).
  • Modification of the abandoned AT&SF Bridge to remove embankments and piers that impede stormwater passage. This will allow greater flows through the system without overtopping the levees.
  • Emergency Action Plan non-structural improvements (Flood Depth Inundation Maps).
  • The Interior Drainage Plan implementation: Expansions of Hampton, Baker, Charlie and Delta Pump Stations, building the new Trinity Portland Pump Station, and improvements to the Nobles Branch sump. These improvements will reduce the risk of neighborhood flooding.
  • Trinity River relocation (river meander) with ecosystem restoration. About 8 miles of the river would be restored with many new native Texas aquatic and upland plants established. This will increase habitat value that was degraded when the river was moved and channelized in the 1920s.
  • Building the 80-acre Corinth Wetlands on the west side between the Corinth Bridge and the Santa Fe Trestle Trail.

The city earlier this month received Federal Highway Administration approval for the planned toll road portion of the overall project. City officials are putting together a task force to see if they can use a team of experts’ recommendations for the road as its first phase. That road, Trinity Parkway, has long been the most divisive portion of the overall park project.



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