2020


Overall

  • Ortega Ridge Mechanically Stabilized Tire Aggregate Wall - Santa Barbara County Public Works reconstructed a failed roadway embankment using recycled tires for the Ortega Ridge Road Slide Repair project. Public Works restored an unsafe road and diverted over 80,000 tires from California’s landfills in the form of Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) fill. This pilot project, a partnership between the State of California (CalRecycle) and […]

Bridge: Efficient and Sustainable Bridge Maintenance, Construction and Reconstruction Projects:

  • San Lorenzo River Parkway Phase III/Trestle Trail Project - Before May 2019, Santa Cruz cyclists and pedestrians had only a 4-foot wide walkway to cross the Railroad Trestle Bridge—a core City pathway. Thanks to the completed San Lorenzo River Parkway Phase III/Trestle Trail Project, they now have a 10-foot wide ADA compliant “Trestle Trail” providing improved safety and convenience. It is increasing active transportation […]

Complete Streets Projects:

  • Mission Boulevard Corridor Improvements Phase 2 - Mission Boulevard Phase 2 is a Complete Streets project to improve multi-modal access and is part of a three-phase improvement to a major north-south arterial corridor. Extending over 7-1/2 miles within the City of Hayward, the Mission Boulevard (Formerly Route 238) Corridor Improvement Project is the largest capital improvement initiative in the City of Hayward’s […]

Roads: Efficient and Sustainable Road Maintenance, Construction and Reconstruction Projects

  • Tomorrow’s Paving Today - Yuba County leveraged future SB1 dollars to perform four years of road fixes in a single summer with savings to repair 30 percent more roadways. Since 1994, Public Works has had to rely almost solely on Highway Users Tax (gas tax) revenues, a source that was inadequate even when it was established 25 years ago, […]

Safety or Intelligent Transportation System Projects

  • GiveMeGreen! - GiveMeGreen! is a free smartphone application developed in partnership with Sensys Networks that allows bicyclists to be detected as they approach an intersection. By integrating the new technology into the existing traffic signal and adding dynamic signage to inform drivers and cyclists when the system is activated, the City has provided an innovative, cost effective […]

2019


  • Ballentine Place, et al. (Overall Winner) (12/1/2018) - Los Angeles County Public Works has utilized sustainable pavement treatments with remarkable success since 2008 and continues to preserve and improve the quality of roads in a cost effective and environmentally responsible way. The statewide mandate (AB32) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and limited budgets were key motivators for developing our sustainable approach that […]
  • I-5/La Novia Roundabout (12/19/2018) - For nearly 20 years, the awkward, offset I-5 freeway off-ramp intersection in the City of San Juan Capistrano was the subject of many alternative improvement concepts. The existing stop-sign-controlled intersection was regularly congested, and the complicated geometric design created confusion among commuters, leading to higher than normal traffic incidents. The City’s $2.2 million I-5/La Novia […]
  • West Broadway Urban Village Improvements Project (1/3/2019) - The City of Seaside is experiencing a transformation as the West Broadway Urban Village project begins to revitalize the downtown area. The West Broadway Urban Village Specific Plan (Specific Plan) is the result of an exciting planning process to revitalize and enhance the economic, social, cultural and recreational fabric of the City of Seaside’s West […]
  • Crystal Springs Dam Bridge Replacement Project (1/11/2019) - The Lower Crystal Springs Dam (Dam) across San Mateo Creek is owned and operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and forms the Crystal Springs Reservoirs which have a combined capacity of 22.5 billion gallons of water and receives water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The Dam, which was constructed in 1888, is […]
  • 2018 Roller Compacted Concrete Pilot Project (1/11/2019) - The City of Roseville 2018 Roller Compacted Concrete Pilot Project reconstructed more than two miles of existing asphalt pavement road with Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) in multiple locations. Three diverse roads were chosen for the pilot project. Washington Boulevard is a five-lane arterial, Atkinson Street is a two-lane collector road and Hickory Street is a […]

2018


  • Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan with Full-Depth Reclamation (Overall Winner) (12/1/2017) - Miller Avenue functions as a central corridor serving the circulation, commerce, recreation, and experiential needs of Mill Valley’s residents and visitors. The Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan balanced the need to improve critical infrastructure and safety features while preserving the unique character of Mill Valley. The 2-mile thoroughfare is filled with unique character and five “rooms” […]
  • The 2017 Annual and Measure J and L Pavement Rehabilitation Project (12/26/2017) - The City of Orinda needed to fix their failed pavements (PCI=41) with a sustainable and smart process. It was a big project with 92.7 miles of pavement. The City passed measures J & L that allowed the program to be funded. The next step was to implement the best and most sustainable technology available to […]
  • Mansell Streetscape Improvement Project (12/30/2017) - Mansell Street was conceived in the 1950’s as part of a never-completed cross-town freeway. By design, Mansell Street primarily served motorized vehicles. The width of the traffic lanes and three different speed limits posted encourage speeding. Pedestrians had to walk on the street or climb over a guard rail and walk along an informal path […]
  • Holman Highway 68 Roundabout (1/10/2018) - The Holman Highway 68 Roundabout was designed to relieve congestion at the busy intersection of Holman Highway 68, southbound Highway 1 ramps, and 17 Mile Drive near the entrance to Pebble Beach and the area’s only Community Hospital. The selected improvements featured two closely spaced roundabouts, one of which is a “teardrop” roundabout located at […]
  • Trinity County Bridge Demonstration Project (5 Bridge Replacements delivered by D/B in 12 Months) (1/11/2018) - TRINITY COUNTY BRIDGE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT (5 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS DELIVERED BY DESIGN/BUILD IN 12 MONTHS) This is a bridge pilot project with FHWA’s Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD). Trinity County entered into an agreement with CFLHD to replace five county-owned bridges. These bridges were identified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and have been approved […]

2017


  • Salton City Roadways (Overall Winner) (12/13/2016) - The County of Imperial is committed to improving the overall quality of their road system and local streets in the most cost-effective, environmentally beneficial, and safest manner. The Salton City Roadways projects represents a sustainable engineering approach which strengthens or recycles existing on-site materials instead of the costlier and more environmentally detrimental remove and replace […]
  • Old Redwood Highway Improvement Project (1/6/2017) - The Old Redwood Highway Improvement Project (“the Project”) was initiated by a private commercial and residential development project named Bell Village (BV). The developer of BV is Oakmont Senior Living (OSL). The projects developed by OSL are extremely well received and they spare no expense in design and construction. Therefore, development of Old Redwood Highway […]
  • Mira Mesa Phase I Adaptive Traffic Control System (1/11/2017) - Mira Mesa Phase I adaptive traffic control system, activated in Summer 2016, is the City of San Diego’s most complex system deployment. Project goal is to improve traffic flow, reduce travel times, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance safety in one of the most traffic-congested communities in San Diego. To meet these goals, the City […]
  • The Bridge Capacity System (1/11/2017) - In 2011, in collaboration and partnership with Caltrans and FHWA, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (DPW) assumed a leadership role in developing an innovative, cost effective, and user-friendly program available for all regulatory agencies within the State of California to process Oversize or Overweight Transportation (OOT) permits. As specified in the […]
  • Eastern Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project (1/11/2017) - Eastern Avenue is a major corridor in the City of Commerce with heavy vehicular & truck traffic, connecting to the I-5 Freeway. This project was not the traditional pavement rehabilitation design & construction project. It involved extensive coordination with local businesses to ensure the roadway remained open and have the least impact to the community. […]

2016


  • Angeles Forest Highway Road Rehabilitation Project (Overall Winner) (1/4/2016) - environmentally responsible way.  To this end, the County has embraced a three prong sustainable approach to manage the road network. The approach incorporates principles that (1) take care of roads that are in good condition, first; (2) use recycled materials in the treatment selections; and (3) reutilize the existing materials in-place.  The Angeles Forest Highway […]
  • Santa Cruz Beach Area Roundabouts (1/5/2016) - The Santa Cruz Beach and South of Laurel Comprehensive Area Plan adopted by the Santa Cruz City Council in October 1998 recognized the special role Pacific Avenue occupies in the City of Santa Cruz. As the City’s Main Street, Pacific Avenue is a crucial link between Downtown and the Beach area, home of the world […]
  • City of Cupertino Pavement Maintenance Program (1/13/2016) - The City street network is 139 centerline miles in length and is comprised of 103 miles of residential streets, 21 miles of collector streets and 15 miles of arterial streets. Preservation of this $340 million network occurs routinely throughout the year as various programs are planned, implemented and completed. Proactive and timely maintenance of asphalt […]
  • Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project (1/13/2016) - Located along the north shore of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California, the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement Project consists of a major public infrastructure effort to revitalize the lake shore community of Kings Beach with intermodal and roadway safety enhancements coupled with “complete street” infrastructure and streetscape improvements. The project will help trigger private […]

2014 & 2015


  • 2018 Roller Compacted Concrete Pilot Project (1/11/2019) - The City of Roseville 2018 Roller Compacted Concrete Pilot Project reconstructed more than two miles of existing asphalt pavement road with Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) in multiple locations. Three diverse roads were chosen for the pilot project. Washington Boulevard is a five-lane arterial, Atkinson Street is a two-lane collector road and Hickory Street is a […]
  • Crystal Springs Dam Bridge Replacement Project (1/11/2019) - The Lower Crystal Springs Dam (Dam) across San Mateo Creek is owned and operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and forms the Crystal Springs Reservoirs which have a combined capacity of 22.5 billion gallons of water and receives water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The Dam, which was constructed in 1888, is […]
  • West Broadway Urban Village Improvements Project (1/3/2019) - The City of Seaside is experiencing a transformation as the West Broadway Urban Village project begins to revitalize the downtown area. The West Broadway Urban Village Specific Plan (Specific Plan) is the result of an exciting planning process to revitalize and enhance the economic, social, cultural and recreational fabric of the City of Seaside’s West […]
  • I-5/La Novia Roundabout (12/19/2018) - For nearly 20 years, the awkward, offset I-5 freeway off-ramp intersection in the City of San Juan Capistrano was the subject of many alternative improvement concepts. The existing stop-sign-controlled intersection was regularly congested, and the complicated geometric design created confusion among commuters, leading to higher than normal traffic incidents. The City’s $2.2 million I-5/La Novia […]
  • Ballentine Place, et al. (Overall Winner) (12/1/2018) - Los Angeles County Public Works has utilized sustainable pavement treatments with remarkable success since 2008 and continues to preserve and improve the quality of roads in a cost effective and environmentally responsible way. The statewide mandate (AB32) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and limited budgets were key motivators for developing our sustainable approach that […]
  • Trinity County Bridge Demonstration Project (5 Bridge Replacements delivered by D/B in 12 Months) (1/11/2018) - TRINITY COUNTY BRIDGE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT (5 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS DELIVERED BY DESIGN/BUILD IN 12 MONTHS) This is a bridge pilot project with FHWA’s Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD). Trinity County entered into an agreement with CFLHD to replace five county-owned bridges. These bridges were identified as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and have been approved […]
  • Holman Highway 68 Roundabout (1/10/2018) - The Holman Highway 68 Roundabout was designed to relieve congestion at the busy intersection of Holman Highway 68, southbound Highway 1 ramps, and 17 Mile Drive near the entrance to Pebble Beach and the area’s only Community Hospital. The selected improvements featured two closely spaced roundabouts, one of which is a “teardrop” roundabout located at […]
  • Mansell Streetscape Improvement Project (12/30/2017) - Mansell Street was conceived in the 1950’s as part of a never-completed cross-town freeway. By design, Mansell Street primarily served motorized vehicles. The width of the traffic lanes and three different speed limits posted encourage speeding. Pedestrians had to walk on the street or climb over a guard rail and walk along an informal path […]
  • The 2017 Annual and Measure J and L Pavement Rehabilitation Project (12/26/2017) - The City of Orinda needed to fix their failed pavements (PCI=41) with a sustainable and smart process. It was a big project with 92.7 miles of pavement. The City passed measures J & L that allowed the program to be funded. The next step was to implement the best and most sustainable technology available to […]
  • Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan with Full-Depth Reclamation (Overall Winner) (12/1/2017) - Miller Avenue functions as a central corridor serving the circulation, commerce, recreation, and experiential needs of Mill Valley’s residents and visitors. The Miller Avenue Streetscape Plan balanced the need to improve critical infrastructure and safety features while preserving the unique character of Mill Valley. The 2-mile thoroughfare is filled with unique character and five “rooms” […]
  • Eastern Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation Project (1/11/2017) - Eastern Avenue is a major corridor in the City of Commerce with heavy vehicular & truck traffic, connecting to the I-5 Freeway. This project was not the traditional pavement rehabilitation design & construction project. It involved extensive coordination with local businesses to ensure the roadway remained open and have the least impact to the community. […]
  • The Bridge Capacity System (1/11/2017) - In 2011, in collaboration and partnership with Caltrans and FHWA, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (DPW) assumed a leadership role in developing an innovative, cost effective, and user-friendly program available for all regulatory agencies within the State of California to process Oversize or Overweight Transportation (OOT) permits. As specified in the […]
  • Mira Mesa Phase I Adaptive Traffic Control System (1/11/2017) - Mira Mesa Phase I adaptive traffic control system, activated in Summer 2016, is the City of San Diego’s most complex system deployment. Project goal is to improve traffic flow, reduce travel times, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance safety in one of the most traffic-congested communities in San Diego. To meet these goals, the City […]
  • Old Redwood Highway Improvement Project (1/6/2017) - The Old Redwood Highway Improvement Project (“the Project”) was initiated by a private commercial and residential development project named Bell Village (BV). The developer of BV is Oakmont Senior Living (OSL). The projects developed by OSL are extremely well received and they spare no expense in design and construction. Therefore, development of Old Redwood Highway […]
  • City of Orinda Pavement Rehabilitation Program (1/4/2017) - Beginning in 2012 with passage of a half-cent sales tax measure, the City of Orinda embarked on a ten year road repair plan to improve the very poor condition of its road network. Previously the City had multiple failed road bond measures and was reduced to performing maintenance only on arterial and collector roads due […]
  • Salton City Roadways (Overall Winner) (12/13/2016) - The County of Imperial is committed to improving the overall quality of their road system and local streets in the most cost-effective, environmentally beneficial, and safest manner. The Salton City Roadways projects represents a sustainable engineering approach which strengthens or recycles existing on-site materials instead of the costlier and more environmentally detrimental remove and replace […]
  • Willowbrook Community Road Improvements (Overall Winner 2015) (2/1/2015) - Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has been implementing sustainable pavement treatments in the past few years with positive results. Statewide legislation to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was a key element in the development of our sustainable approach that emphasizes the following principles: (1) taking care of roads that are in good condition, […]
  • Hollister Avenue Cold In-Place Pavement Recycle Project (1/30/2015) - Hollister Avenue Cold In-Place Pavement Recycle Project County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Works Submittal for Award January 29, 2015 Project Sustainability This was a pilot project by the County of Santa Barbara to perform road maintenance with more environmentally friendly construction methods. The asphalt recycle project included the removal and replacement of the […]
  • City of Coronado – Pomona Avenue Roundabout Project (1/29/2015) - The Pomona Avenue Roundabout project was constructed to transform a wide, four-legged intersection with an nontraditional geometry into a safe, efficient intersection for all users. Prior to construction, the intersection of Pomona Avenue, Seventh Street, and Adella Avenue was a partially controlled intersection with a unique geometry that often lead to driver confusion and safety […]
  • Grant Avenue Pathway and Drainage Improvements Project (1/29/2015) - The overall purpose of the Grant Avenue Pathway and Drainage Improvements Project was to provide multi-modal and environmentally responsible improvements along Grant Avenue, between Via Seco and the Union Pacific Railroad, in San Lorenzo, California. This project included the construction of a paved 8’ multi-modal pathway, installation of a 2’ wide gravel running path, construction […]
  • Central Avenue and Adjacent Streets Improvements (Overall Winner 2014) (11/20/2014) - Location (if applicable):  Central Avenue: Colorado Street to Glenoaks Boulevard City or County Responsible for Project: City of Glendale, California Central Avenue in the City of Glendale is a four-lane major arterial street running through the bustling business district, carrying an average daily traffic of up to 43,000 vehicles. The rehabilitation project was fraught with issues from the start […]
  • Ocean Park Boulevard Complete Green Street Project (11/19/2014) - Location (if applicable):  Ocean Park Boulevard from Lincoln Boulevard to Neilson Way City or County Responsible for Project:  City of Santa Monica
  • A Traffic Safety Focus for Local Agencies (11/18/2014) - Location (if applicable):  Placer County City or County Responsible for Project: Placer County
  • Sinaloa Street Et Al Pavement Preservation Project (11/18/2014) - Location (if applicable):Unincorporated community of Altadena City or County Responsible for Project: Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
  • Pavement Reconstruction FY14 – Cold In ‐ Place Recycling (11/18/2014) - Location (if applicable):  Various Residential Streets in the City of Hayward City or County Responsible for Project: City of Hayward
  • Ord Ferry Road Full Depth Reclamation with Cement (11/18/2014) - Location (if applicable): Ord Ferry Road from 300 Ft west of 7 Mile Lane to Dayton Road City or County Responsible for Project: Butte County