Canal Park

City of Austin - Waller Creek Tunnel

H.R. Gray has been retained by the City of Austin to conduct a value engineering review of the Waller Creek Tunnel project’s design and construction plans.

The Waller Creek Tunnel project is a proposed multi-sized (20-foot, 22-foot & 26-foot diameter) storm water bypass tunnel beginning in Waterloo Park and discharging into Lady Bird Lake near Waller Beach and the Four Seasons Hotel. The project is expected to reduce the size of the 100-year floodplain of the lower Waller Creek Watershed by roughly 28 acres and allow denser development in the Waller Creek District area of downtown.

The tunnel project will consist of several construction projects with some small projects starting construction in 2010, and is expected to be substantially complete in 2014.

The City of Austin requested three separate Value Engineering reviews for the main packages: Tunnel, Inlet and Outlet structures. Over the course of these three independent studies, savings valued at approximately $15M were recognized and submitted to the City for their evaluation. Subsequently, H.R. Gray also provided an independent cost estimate for these packages as well as minor general consulting services as the Owners Representative.

City of Austin

Austin, Texas


Relevant Features

  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Estimating And Owner's Representative Review Of The Waller Creek Tunnel Project's Design And Construction Packages

Client Reference

Gary P. Jackson, PMP
Project Manager