March 11, 2020Travis B. Bryan Park

City of Bryan Regional Park Infrastructure Design Project

The team at Kittelson LLC is excited to play a role in the City of Bryan Regional Park Infrastructure Design Project—the first major design project for our team. It is through real-world transportation engineering experience that we are able to provide quality forensic engineering capabilities to our clients. This project will be an application of our staff’s extensive experience in transportation design and traffic engineering.

The new Travis B. Bryan Park in Bryan, Texas will be a world-class destination featuring outdoor athletic fields, indoor recreation facilities and nature-based recreation opportunities.  During the past week, the City of Bryan announced the first major development within the park: BigShots Golf.

The City is partnering with ClubCorp to bring a game-changing entertainment and culinary experience to the new Travis Bryan Midtown Park. BigShots Aggieland is a 35,000‐square‐foot cutting‐edge golf, dining and entertainment venue that will be part of a wealth of recreational amenities at the new park complex in Midtown Bryan. Located in the heart of Bryan-College Station, the two‐story BigShots Aggieland (the fourth BigShots Golf location nationwide) will include 60 game bays and is expected to open to the public in the spring of 2021.

The City retained a team of consultants for infrastructure design for the Regional Park consisting of roadway, utilities, park trails and drainage infrastructure, Country Club Lake rehabilitation and Travis Baseball/Softball Complex reconstruction.  A College Station, Texas firm, Mitchell and Morgan, LLP was selected to undertake this design work.  Kittelson LLC was selected as a subconsultant to Mitchell and Morgan to assist in infrastructure design for the park.  Gary Thomas, PhD, PE, Joseph Blaschke, DEng, PE and Mike McInturff, PE, PTOE are leading this effort for our firm, and staff from Kittelson & Associates, Inc. are assisting in the completion of Kittelson LLC’s scope of work which includes:

  1. Design for the proposed traffic signal at Bomber Drive and Villa Maria Road.
  2. Warrant study for the proposed traffic signal at Bomber Drive and Villa Maria Road at the primary entrance roadway for the park.
  3. Traffic impact analysis supporting future build out of the regional park including major traffic generators anticipated to be developed within the park in the near future.
  4. Analysis and geometric design recommendations for three roundabouts as well as general traffic engineering design considerations such as:
    • Cross-section of Bomber Drive and other roadways
    • Parking area layouts and access points
    • Bicycle facilities and sidewalk placement

We are excited to see this park come to life and to play a major design role in the project!

This image, provided by the City of Bryan, illustrates the initial phase of the planned project. BigShots Aggieland will be located in the southwest portion of the image.

Image provided by the City of Bryan of the proposed conversion of the former municipal golf course and the expansion and renovation of Travis Park.