City of San Rafael Public Works

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San Rafael Public Works

Client Details

Construction ValueVarious
Services ProvidedProject Management, Construction Management & Inspection Services
Service Dates2013 - ongoing
Client ReferencesKevin McGowan, City Engineer
Project TypesOn Call Roadways Parks Buildings Bridges Utilities

Various Project Specific & On-Call Projects

Park Engineering is currently working with the Public Works Department on various improvement projects.  Project have ranged from $30,000 to $2,000,000 for improvements to roadways and bridges, drainage and pump stations, and facility upgrades at community centers and parking structures, with work on City owned properties. Park Engineering has provided assistance with multiple project studies, designs, project deliveries and the construction management – all phases of the work. Park Engineering staff have provided construction management / support services for the following projects:

City of San Rafael Public Works, 3rd Street Safety Improvement Project
This $2.3M federally funded project improved signal operations and pedestrian travel for a number of intersections along 3rd Street near Highway 101.  Improvements consist of curb ramp & sidewalk, high-visibility crosswalks, drainage and traffic signal & street light improvements.

Francisco Blvd East Sidewalk Improvements
This $5M federally funded project replaces and widenings the existing busy sidewalk adjacent to a number of businesses.  Storm drain improvements, street lighting, landscaping & irrigation work are also part of the project.<

2017 Storm Damage Repair Projects
Park Engineering provided an assistant resident engineer/ construction inspector for three simultaneous slide repair projects, resulting from the heavy rains of the 2016/17 winter months. These FEMA funded slide repair projects included the installation of soil nail/tie-back retaining walls and regrading of adjacent slopes at three private property locations. Work also included drainage improvements, slope stabilization and roadway restoration above and/or below the slide areas. Park employees worked closely with City staff on this high public interest projects, especially the residents directly impacted by the slides. Daily traffic control and coordination with adjacent homeowners were a daily challenge on all three projects.

2016/17 Resurfacing Project
Park Engineering provided construction inspection for this roadway improvement project that also included concrete curb & gutter work with new & improved curb ramps. Daily traffic control and coordination with adjacent businesses was a daily challenge on this City-wide project.

2nd Street & Grand Ave Intersection Improvement Project, City of San Rafael, CA
Provided an assistant resident engineer/ construction inspector for this traffic signal improvement to this busy intersection with new & improved curb ramps while widening the northbound approach on Grand Ave. The project also upgraded and replaced all the traffic signal components. Daily traffic control and coordination with adjacent businesses was also a critical component of the project work.

Regional Transportation Safety Enhancement Project prepared the City’s busy downtown / transit area for the arrival of the SMART train. Work includes traffic signal upgrades and extensive sidewalk & curb ramp improvements.

H Street Roadway Improvements was a $2M project which replaced a failing drainage system and relocated the existing sanitary sewer main down the middle of H Street. Installation of twin 30-inch pipes required extensive traffic control and coordination with businesses & resident.

Terra Linda Pool House Renovation Project
This $875,000 project work consisted of a complete remodel of the men’s and women’s locker rooms, upgraded to current building codes and standards; replaced the existing roof; constructed a new meeting / class room at the north end of the existing building. All work occurred during the winter when the pool is closed for the season to eliminate impact to the public.

4th Street Rehabilitation Project
The $5.8 million street rehabilitation project in downtown required frequent coordination with local businesses.  Project work included underground utility relocations, storm drains, replacement of curb, gutters and sidewalks, ADA compliance, HMA overlay, new joint trench and electrical installation, landscaping and irrigation.

Project Management to Construction Completion for City-owned Property Improvement Projects:

  • Canal Street Storm Water Pump Station Repair Project
  • 1309 5th Ave Demo & Parking Lot Construction
  • 2nd Street and Lindaro Street Bridge Deck Methacrylate Repair
  • Main City Library and AJ Boro Community Center Carpet Replacements
  • B Street Community Center Auditorium Floor and Exterior Siding Replacements
  • Fire Station Improvements – FS#1 Driveway Replacement, FS#2 Drill Tower Repairs, FS#4 Apparatus
  • Bay Heater Replacement, and FS#6 PA / Speaker Replacement
  • City-Owned Parking Structure Study