OCTA Honored for Bridges Grade Separation Project
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) was chosen to receive a 2014 Project of the Year Award for the Kraemer Boulevard grade separation by the American Public Works Association (APWA) southern California chapter. This project is part of a $630-million Orange County Bridges program. OCTA is building seven undercrossings or overcrossings to separate car traffic from rail traffic.
HR Green, Inc. provided, plan check and project oversight related to five of these projects for the City of Placentia, CA. HR Green’s Roy Stephenson, PE, has provided project management and Tina York, PE, has provided plan review for these projects. Since 2011, Stephenson has served as the City’s Owner’s Representative, representing the City to assure that these projects comply with City standards and guidelines.
The Kraemer Boulevard project in Placentia is part of OC Bridges, a series of undercrossings and overcrossings that separate vehicular and train traffic to increase safety and decrease delays. During the project, the roadway was lowered by approximately 25 feet and temporary railroad tracks were built south of the current tracks. The new undercrossing opened to the public in June 2014.
APWA is the professional association of public works leaders from throughout the United States and Canada. In the southern California chapter there are 1,400 members from Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Chapter awards recognize public agencies for outstanding projects and programs.