Multiple Project Specific Projects
Park Engineering worked with the Town’s Public Works Department on various improvement projects related to the undergrounding of existing utilities along Moraga Road. Work improvements include construction of new joint trench section to underground the existing overhead PG&E, AT&T and Comcast facilities with numerous new vaults and junction boxes. There was also a separate Sidewalk Safety Improvement Project and a Moraga Roadway Rehabilitation Project, both of which were federally funded. Park Engineering was the Construction Manager, providing assistance with multiple projects. Park Engineering staff provided project management, construction management and inspection services for the following projects:
Moraga Way and Canyon/Camion Pablo Improvements Project (Federally Funded), Town of Moraga
This was a $4M, federally and CCTA measure funded roadway and bicycle safety improvements project. The Project improved several intersections and corridors within and adjacent to the Moraga Center Planned Development Area. The first project improved Moraga Way between Moraga Road and Ivy Drive, completing the bicycle and pedestrian network along the corridor. This is an extension of a project completed by the City of Orinda in 2014. The project re-surfaced Moraga Way to provide an even surface for bicyclists while re-striping the roadway with buffered Class II bicycle lanes. The project added sidewalks and pedestrian pathways as well as replaced curb ramps and driveways providing an accessible path of travel linking Miramonte High School, residential land uses, County Connection transit stops, and the Moraga Center along Moraga Way. The second part of the project improved the intersection of Camino Pablo and Canyon Road, which is a key route for students walking to Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. At this location, there is a large pedestrian demand to cross Canyon Road but with vehicles traveling at high rates of speed as they approach the intersection. The project reduced the through travel lanes from two to one in each direction and assigned the remaining area to bulb-outs while adding a pedestrian refuge reducing the crossing distance and narrowing the roadway to calm traffic. Additional improvements at the intersection include rectangular rapid flash beacons, improved intersection lighting, as well as a speed feedback sign in the northbound direction to advise drivers of their speed as they enter the Town’s limits. Finally, the project provided green street elements within the bulb-outs meeting the Municipal Regional Permit requirements.
Moraga Road Utility Undergrounding, Phase 1A ($1.7M) installed underground conduit & vault systems to allow the underground relocation of PG&E, AT&T and Comcast facilities as part of the 20A undergrounding through PG&E. Project required coordination with other existing utilities, other Town projects and close coordination for the involved utility companies on sequencing the work for the actual undergrounding efforts. Other features of the project included installation of new street lights, slurry seal of trenches and final pavement delineation.
Moraga Road Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements, Draeger Drive to Devin Drive ($160k) installed a new portion of sidewalk related to safety improvements of pedestrian traffic. New curb, gutter & sidewalk was constructed as well as new curb ramps to bring to current ADA standards. This project was federally funded.
Moraga Road Pavement Resurfacing – St. Mary’s Road to Draeger Drive ($800k)
removed and replaced the existing pavement surface and provided an improved pavement delineation configuration to accommodate both pedestrian and bicycle traffic with the high level of regular vehicular traffic along this busy stretch of roadway. Minor drainage improvements and small slide repair were also constructed. This project is federally funded.
Project and Construction Management