California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Headquarters - Public Affairs Office
Caltrans Tamie McGowen (916) 654-5782

June 5 , 2006  


Sacramento - Caltrans Director Will Kempton has announced the thirteen winning projects for the 2006 California Department of Transportation’s winning projects for Excellence in Transportation.

In commending the winners for their excellent projects, Director Kempton stated, “The annual awards are highly regarded within the transportation industry because they recognize projects that are among the best anywhere. Caltrans is committed to enhancing mobility on the state’s transportation system and we work with our stakeholders at all levels to ensure California motorists are offered the mobility choices they require to meet their daily transportation needs.”

Intermodal Transportation:
     City of Elk Grove e-tran - City of Elk Grove

Highway Rural:
     Pleasant Valley Road Interchange - Caltrans District 7

Highway Urban:
     Route 37 Freeway Project - Caltrans District 4, O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc, MCM Construction

Major Structures:
     North Torrey Pines Road Bridge at Los Penasquitos Creek - City of San Diego, T.Y. Lin International,
      Caltrans District 11, Caltrans Structures Local Assistance

The Environment:
     I-5/Santa Clara River Bridge Bat Habitat – Caltrans District 7 Division of Environmental Planning

Transportation Related Facilities:
     I-405/Jeffrey Trail Overcrossing - Caltrans District 12, City of Irvine, RBF Consulting

System Operations:
     Intelligent Transportation System - Caltrans District 7 Division of Operations, Crosstown Electrical and
      Data Inc., CT&F Inc.

     State Route 163 Median Barrier & Corridor Management Plan – Caltrans District 11

Historic Preservation/Cultural Enhancement:
     Fresno Santa Fe Depot - Johnson Architect, Caltrans Division of Rail, City of Fresno, Congressman Jim Costa

Maintenance – Operations or Equipment:
     “Balsi Beam” – A New Mobile Work Zone Protective Device - Caltrans Division of Equipment,
      Caltrans Division of Maintenance, Caltrans Division of Research & Innovation

Context Sensitive Solutions:
     Route 101 Central Freeway Replacement Project - Caltrans, Proven Management, Inc., San Francisco
      Department of Public Works, San Francisco County Transportation Authority

Transportation Innovations:
     Route 710 Long Life Pavement Reconstruction Project – Caltrans District 7 Division of Construction,
     California Highway Patrol

Public Awareness:
     “Slow for the Cone Zone” Public Awareness Campaign - Caltrans Public Affairs, Crocker/Flanagan,
      ProProse, PennySaver