Location: New Braunfels, TX
CEC provided ROW staking and design topographic services for a 5-mile section of Loop 337 in New Braunfels. One of the first tasks was to recover/establish over 20 control points throughout the project corridor. We then recovered and located existing right-of-way and boundary monumentation. This data was processed and analyzed to retrace the existing right-of-way lines based on historical records and current deed and plat information. Our field crews established new monumentation at corner of angle points throughout the project corridor. This project also consisted of obtaining topographic survey data from right-of-way line to right-of-way line. To ensure the safety of our crews and the public, the roadway driving area was scanned using a mobile LiDAR scanner. Conventional Survey methods were utilized to supplement and provide ground truthing of the mobile lidar data. The field data was merged, processed and surface file was created to generate 1’ contours and combined with the visible improvements and all utility information to create an overall design topographic CAD file for the roadway design. To accommodate the proposed roadway design, several small parcels were needed to be acquired. Acquisition documents containing Exhibits along with metes and bounds field notes were prepared and submitted to TxDOT for the process. The project was completed on time and under budget.