PSC completed a 38-mile corridor landscape enhancement project extending through Midland and Ector Counties. The design included a series of large decorative steel panel screen walls and appropriate xeriscape plant groupings through the industrial section of Odessa. In addition to corridor plantings, key gateways were targeted for special development involving xeriscapes of illuminated large circular natural stone walls and masses of sustainable landscape plantings. Together these elements will create dynamic statements of entry into the corridor. Drip irrigation systems provide supplemental water for each gateway xeriscape. Plants used throughout the project were selected from a palette that have been proven to be successful in various TxDOT projects in the Permian Basin region.

PSC participated in several stakeholder meetings during the design process in order to keep citizen groups informed of the progress of the design. PSC was responsible for the coordination of various agencies’ requirements including the Union Pacific Railroad, TXDOT and the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission. PSC’s design response was both thorough and sensitive to the expectations of the citizen groups and agencies involved in the project.