In Houston, Texas, KCI provided construction management and inspection services for Bagby Street, the city’s first Greenroads certified project. Located in the Midtown District, the one-way arterial carries heavy traffic volumes between two major highways.
Bagby Street has been experiencing significant drainage problems, and a study revealed that a large storm drainage line underneath the roadway needed to be upsized. The Midtown Redevelopment Authority saw the project as an opportunity to show its commitment to the community while alleviating flooding in the area, creating a smoother riding surface for vehicular traffic, and lowering traffic speeds along the pedestrian-heavy neighborhood.
KCI took on the role of owner’s representative, which included installation of sustainable materials and systems such as LED street lighting and rain gardens.