Akers & 198 Interchange
This project was completed to widen Akers Street under the Highway 198 bridge to install dual left turn pockets to mitigate traffic congestion. The Eastbound 198 on-ramp was also completely reconstructed and widened. This project included complete street reconstruction of Akers from just north of Cypress to Hillsdale Ave., approximately 1,600 feet of major arterial roadways and intersections. The roadway was widened under the 198 bridge and included complete removal and replacement of cobblestone slope paving against the bridge. The project also included storm drains, new traffic signal installation at 2 intersections and video detection installation at a 3rd intersection. Fiber optic infrastructure was installed along the corridor for future City use. It was an incredibly challenging project with 7 stages of construction and coordinating street work and intersection closures with local businesses while keeping the existing traffic signals operational while new signals were built. 4Creeks staff coordinated utility relocations with 5 different utility companies to keep the project on schedule. This was a Caltrans oversight project and 4Creeks staff had to work closely with Caltrans to make sure all of their requirements were being met.
4Creeks staff teamed with NV5 staff on this project to perform all the construction management and inspection services on the project. 4Creeks staff was responsible for construction management and overall project coordination with the City, local residents and businesses, utility companies, Caltrans staff, and the project team and construction surveying. NV5 staff performed the inspection, materials testing, and labor compliance for the project.
The roadway was opened ahead of schedule and there were minimal change orders on the project. There were few changes during construction and construction progressed smoothly.
- Construction Management