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I-880/I-280/Stevens Creek Blvd Interchange in San Jose wins ACEC Engineering Excellence Award
Mark Thomas & Company was recently awarded the American Council of Civil Engineering Companies' (ACEC) California Chapter 2016 Engineering Excellence Award for our work on the I-280/I-880/Stevens Creek Boulevard Interchange project in San Jose. Since the original interchange was constructed in 1959, the area has grown tremendously and became home to the busiest shopping area in Santa Clara County. As a result, the interchange and local roadway network were severely congested and lacked much-needed multi-modal connectivity. Our design of the interchange reconfiguration, widening the I-880 overcrossing, a shopping area direct access ramp, and a freeway-to-freeway direct connector has reduced congestion and delays, and improved access for cyclists, pedestrians, and transit users.
Mark Thomas & Company employees present at the 2016 ASCE Western Regional Younger Member Council (WRYMC) conference
Ravi Shah and Michael Pierce from the MTCo Irvine office were honored to present at the 2016 ASCE Western Regional Younger Member Council (WRYMC) conference in Anchorage, Alaska in January 2016. Their informative presentation covered ASCE Orange County’s newly established Mentorship Program which Ravi and Michael helped to create. With roughly 100 guests in attendance, they were pleased to share information about this new program and how other branches across the country could start their own Mentorship Program.
SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub
in Vallejo re-opens for service
Mark Thomas & Company designed the reconstruction and expansion of the recently completed Curtola Park & Ride Hub in Vallejo. The facility was at capacity forcing many bus riders and carpoolers to park on surrounding streets. The design included surface parking lot improvements, expanded parking, a transit center facility, casual carpool area, passenger shelters, security features, landscaping, lighting, and traffic signal improvements. The new facility provides functional and aesthetic improvements, and increases connectivity to other Bay Area transit providers.
US 50/Watt Avenue Interchange in Sacramento provides safe passage for bicycles and pedestrians
Sacramento County recently completed construction of the reconfiguration of the US 50/Watt Avenue Interchange, the most congested local interchange in Sacramento County. MTCo worked with Sacramento County to complete final PS&E for this project which had to be reconstructed while maintaining traffic operations. The project converted the existing full cloverleaf (L-10) interchange to a partial cloverleaf (L-9) configuration and provided a grade separated Class 1 path through the interchange. This unique feature provides for a safe and comfortable ride for cyclists of all ages and skill levels.