California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Headquarters - Public Affairs Office
Tamie McGowen
(916) 657-5060

August 5, 2008

CALTRANS ANNOUNCES WINNING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

Sacramento – Caltrans has named 14 transportation projects for its “Excellence in Transportation” awards. The awards are given annually by Caltrans to recognize excellence in design, construction, traffic operations, maintenance, planning, and improvements throughout California.

“The projects are among the best anywhere,” said Caltrans Director Will Kempton. “We continue to lead the nation in innovation and technology.”

The winners by region are:

NORTH COAST

HISTORIC PRESERVATION / CULTURAL ENHANCEMENT

Fernbridge Emergency Bridge Rail Replacement

  • Caltrans District 1
  • Mercer Fraser Company
  • Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of Historic Preservation
  • California Coastal Commission

TRANSPORTATION INNOVATIONS

Pacific Coast Bike Route Modified Delineator Demonstration Project

  • Caltrans District 1 Planning
  • Redwood Community Action Agency

TRANSPORTATION RELATED FACILITIES

“Hole in the Hammond” Multi-Use Trail Extension

  • Caltrans District 1
  • Redwood Community Action Agency
  • Humboldt County Public Works
  • California Conservation Corps, Fortuna Center

SEISMIC

Noyo River Bridge

  • Caltrans District 1
  • City of Fort Bragg
  • MCM Construction
  • California Coastal Commission

SACRAMENTO

THE ENVIRONMENT

Highway 149 Environmental Impact Mitigation Project

  • Caltrans District 3
  • Butte County Association of Governments
  • Restoration Resources

SAFETY

Highway at Excelsior Road Safety Improvements

  • Caltrans District 3
  • County of Sacramento
  • Teichert Construction

MAINTENANCE – OPERATIONS OR EQUIPMENT

Pavement Recycling – Cold in Place

  • Caltrans District 3

CONTEXT SENSITIVE SOLUTIONS

Sutter – Highway 99 Sound Wall

  • Caltrans District 3
  • Baldwin Contracting Company, Inc.

PUBLIC AWARENESS

2007 Construction Rollout

  • Caltrans District 3
  • Caltrans District 3, Office of Public Affairs and Graphic Services
  • Caltrans North Region Construction

SAN DIEGO

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION

Interstate 5
International Friendship Plaza

  • Caltrans District 11
  • City of San Diego
  • Mexican Consulate Office
  • San Ysidro Business and Transportation Association

SYSTEM OPERATIONS

State Route 76 at Olive Hill Road
Intersection Improvements

  • Caltrans District 11
  • SANDAG

THE HIGHWAY (URBAN)

New State Route 125 and State Route 54 Segments
(South Bay Expressway)

  • Caltrans District 11
  • South Bay Expressway
  • City of Chula Vista
  • Otay River Construction

ORANGE COUNTY

THE HIGHWAY (RURAL)

SR-133 / Laguna Canyon Road

  • RFB Consulting
  • LSA Associates, Inc.
  • Caltrans District 12
  • County of Orange
  • City of Laguna

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

MAJOR STRUCTURES

Benicia Martinez Bridge

  • Toll Bridge Construction, Caltrans
  • Bay Area Toll Authority
  • Toll Bridge Design, Caltrans
  • Structure Design – Toll Bridge