Southwest Parkway is a proposed 8.2-mile, six-lane tollway that north texas
Tollway Authority (NT TA) will build and operate. It will improve regional
mobility by relieving the growing traffic congestion in the greater Fort Worth
area. Extending from Fort Worth’s central business district at IH- 30 to
southwest Fort Worth, Southwest Park way eventually connects to the 13-
mile Chisholm Trail project in Johnson County.
bridge and wall treatments that are sensitive to the natural and constructed
environment. Meeting NT TA’s aggressive 18-month schedule required HDR
to pool multiple resources for bridge and roadway design. The firm mobilized
a seamless design team comprised of 90 HDR engineers, CAD designers, and
staff from 12 offices along with more than 40 team members from
As part of the project, HDR designed a new five-level interchange at SH- 183
and IH- 20. HDR’s segment consists of two miles of new roadway, six-lane
mainlines on Southwest Park way with localized frontage roads, more than
one mile of SH- 183 reconstruction with new frontage roads, and direct
connectors to IH- 20. The project includes nine direct connectors, 15 slip
ramps, and reconstruction of one cross-street underpass.
This segment is the largest of the project’s five segments. The corridor master
plan calls for a visually narrow cross section, improved landscaping, and
To integrate such a diversified design team across multiple locations,
Project Wise was selected as the document management system for
all project files, which included not only CAD files but also engineering
calculations, spreadsheets, word documents, and all e-mail correspondence.
Because HDR had used Project Wise on previous large-scale collaborations,
the project management team easily installed the framework for efficient
work sharing and workload balancing. The properly configured system and
continued support provided the design team with a tool that increased
productivity, improved quality, and provided an efficient way to collaborate.