SACRAMENTO, CA — WSP received awards for its significant contributions on three projects from the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) – BART’s Warm Springs Extension, the San Joaquin Council of Governments’ Lower Sacramento Road Improvement and the Bridge Yard Seismic and Renovation Project of the California Department of Transportation and the Bay Area Toll Authority.
The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in California transportation, in all modes, across the public and private sectors, and from all regions of the state.
The Warm Springs Extension Project in the Bay Area received CTF’s Project of the Year award. WSP was recognized for design of the 5.4-mile extension from the Fremont Station to the new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station. The project was completed more than $100 million under the original budget of $890 million.
The Lower Sacramento Road Improvement Project received the CTF’s Local Streets Project of the Year award. WSP was recognized for design of improvements to the 2.5-mile stretch of Lower Sacramento Road, between Eight Mile Road and Harney Lane. These improvements included the installation of two lanes in each direction, complete with 8-foot-wide shoulders and bike routes. Other improvements included burying utility cables underground, adding a concrete median and installing emergency exemption sensors on the traffic lights.
The Bridge Yard Seismic and Renovation Project won the Unique Project of the Year. The $9 million project created a dramatic, seismically sound exhibit and public assembly space at the former Interurban Electric Railway Bridge Yard Shop. Built in 1938 adjacent to the eastern terminus of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the challenge was to avoid changes that could endanger the structure’s eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The cavernous building, with its distinctive sawtooth roof, was originally used as a repair facility for railroad cars that travelled over the Bay Bridge; later, Caltrans used it as a bridge maintenance and storage shop.
In addition, WSP USA has worked on several notable projects in California, including prominent roles in the development of the Blue, Green, and Gold line light rail systems, the Red Line subway, and, most recently, phase 2 of the Expo Line light rail in Los Angeles; the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project in San Diego, which will extend trolley service to northern sections of the city when completed in 2021; and serving as construction manager on behalf of the San Bernardino Association of Governments for its San Bernardino Transit Center.
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