Section 3: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Park Road (PR) and Park and Wildlife Road (PW)) ProjectsAnchor: #i999943
According to Acts 1995, 74th Leg., Ch. 445, §1, the Texas Department of Transportation shall construct, repair and maintain roads in and adjacent to state parks, state fish hatcheries, state wildlife management areas, and support facilities for parks, fish hatcheries, and wildlife management areas.
In response to this legislation, a memorandum of agreement between TxDOT and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) was established. This memorandum of agreement states that TPWD is to provide TxDOT with current design standards for TPWD facilities.
Accordingly, TPWD facilities, which are those designated as Park and Wildlife Roads (PW), are to be designed based on the criteria and guidance given in the current publication of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Design Standards for Roads and Parking.
Park Roads (PR) that lead to or enter a state park, and are designated on the State Highway System, are to be designed based on the criteria and guidance given in the current TxDOT Roadway Design Manual. For roads designated as PR where constrained site conditions, parking, or high pedestrian usage warrant a lower speed; a design speed of no lower than 20 mph may be used.