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High Point Curve Realignment Project
This project has been designed to improve the safety along 1 mile of US 395 by realigning horizontal and vertical curves, expanding the shoulder width from 2 to 8 feet, and reduce rockfall concerns. The location of the project is adjacent to Topaz Lake approximately 0.5 mile south of the California Agricultural Inspection Station, post mile 118.7 to 119.6. This $17.2 million project, which will be completed in October 2012, will provide a safer travel experience for motorists. The contractor is Disney Construction, Inc of Burlingame, CA.
- Pre Construction
- May 11, 2012
- May 22, 2012
- June 12, 2012
- June 29, 2012
- July 24, 2012
- August 27, 2012
- September 20, 2012
- October 19, 2012
New Information as of June 6, 2013:
- The second and final pour of the concrete facing on the northern retaining wall is complete. Staining of the walls has begun and is expected to be complete in late June/early July.
- One-way reversing traffic control, some of which will be on an unpaved roadway, is planned to begin Friday, June 7 and will continue 24 hours a day until paving is complete. The current temporary paved road will be removed so the final alignment can be paved. Paving is expected to begin June 12 and last approximately three days. Expect delays up to 20 minutes during one-way reversing traffic control.
- The project should have been complete by October 25, 2012, so per the contract, Liquidated Damages are being assessed daily. However, the Contractor is working to complete the contract.
- The current estimate of project completion is August 2013.
- The contract with Disney Construction was approved March 28, 2012. Bid information is available here
Construction began April 2012. The following activities and dates are the best estimate available at this time.
- April 2012: install construction area signs, stormwater protection, etc.
- May 2012: major earthwork (which includes night work during night closure period), begin construction of retaining walls.
- June 2012 through November 2012: continue work on retaining walls, install anchored mesh on slopes, realign roadway.
- December 2012 to August 2013: complete concrete work on retaining walls, final paving, install guardrail, project cleanup.
For More Information Contact
- Cedrik Zemitis, Caltrans Project Manager, 760-872-5250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Florene Trainor, Caltrans Public Information Officer, 760-872-5235 or email@example.com
- For general State highway information: 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or www.dot.ca.gov