California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Headquarters - Public Affairs Office
Caroline Moreno
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May 16 , 2005 


Sacramento—Thirteen projects have won Caltrans “Excellence in Transportation Awards, including the speedy repair of I-15 in San Bernardino County called “Rapid Rehab,” construction of a bridge in the San Francisco bay area, a seawall in Malibu, and a transportation center at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

The annual awards are highly regarded within the transportation industry because they recognize projects that are among the best anywhere. “When it comes to engineering projects, Caltrans and its Partners still set the standard that the rest of the industry strives for,” said Director Will Kempton. “This year’s award winners again raised that bar.”

Southern California Winners are:

Malibu Seawall – this was a safety project by the City of Malibu, John S. Meek Company, and Caltrans’ Division of Construction in Los Angeles.

San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot – This was a historic preservation and cultural enhancement by the City of San Bernardino, San Bernardino Associated Governments, Transtech Engineering Inc., and Soltek Pacific.

I-15 Devore “Rapid Rehab” – This project won for both public awareness and transportation innovations. It was sponsored by UC Berkeley Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Caltrans’ San Bernardino operations.

State Route 56 Middle – This was an urban highway project by the City of San Diego, San Diego Association of Governments, Boyle Engineering, and Caltrans’ San Diego operations.

Northern California Winners are:

Zampa Memorial Bridge – This was a major structures project by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, FCT Constructors/Cleveland Bridge Joint Venture, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Caltrans’ Oakland operations.

LED Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Signal Upgrade – This was a systems operations project by the San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and the San Francisco Office of Contract Administration.

San Mateo-Hayward Mini Toll Plaza – This was a transportation-related facilities project by Caltrans’ Maintenance and Toll Bridge Engineering Office.

Shotgun Point Landslide Repair – This was a rural highway project by Robert t. Hill & Associates, Drill Tech Inc., Ghilloti Bros. Inc., and Caltrans’ Oakland operations.

Litter Enforcement Committee- - This project won for operations/maintenance. The California Highway Patrol and Caltrans’ Maintenance & Toll Bridge Engineering office in Oakland conducted it.

Bubble Curtain – This was an environmental project to protect fish during construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Conducted by Strategic Environmental Consulting Inc., Illingworth & Rodkin Inc., Caltrans’ Division of Engineering Services and its Oakland operations this project was also awarded FHWA’s innovations of environmental excellence in 2005.

Quincy Rehabilitation – This was a context sensitive solutions project by Caltrans’ operations in Redding.