Transportation Project Experience

Tustin/Rose Grade Separation,
Orange County

BKF provided design services for a grade separation for the Orange County Gateway Program. The project required extensive coordination with the City of Anaheim, City of Placentia, OCTA, and BNSF.

  • Grade separation of two 6-lane roadways over BNSF rail corridor and OCFCD Flood Control Channel
  • Feasibility report of 4 alternatives
  • Right of way acquisition
  • Utility relocations
  • Traffic handling/stage construction/detours



Bayfront Expressway Signalized Intersection,

Facebook Campus in Menlo Park

As the Facebook Campus is bordered by Caltrans right of way, BKF processed 5 Caltrans encroachment permits, 2 of which also required a PEER, for mitigation improvements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and a new signalized intersection on Bayfront Expressway. In addition to obtaining permits, BKF worked with Caltrans on the right of way and access control break acquisitions for CTC  approval and provided utility coordination and approval documentation.



Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement,
Long Beach

BKF is providing civil and surveying services to the design-build replacement bridge in support of a sustainable environment. Safety will be improved and traffic hazards will be reduced by reducing grades and adding dedicated lanes for emergency services vehicles.

  • Half-mile bridge
  • First long-span, cable-stayed bridge in California
  • 200-foot vertical clearance
  • Accommodate ships from Port of Long Beach
  • Special design conditions for heavy truck crossing



Devil's Slide - California Coastal Trail,

San Mateo County

The award-winning transformation of a scenic 1.3-mile segment of Highway 1 into a multi-use trail for hikers, runners, bicyclists, and equestrians involved careful planning to protect the migratory bird habitat, develop custom aesthetic solutions to barrier fencing, identify native plantings, and design overlooks for observation of the spectacular rocky shoreline.

  • Civil engineering, design, improvement plans, and construction support
  • Conversion of 1.3 miles of Hwy 1 into multi-use trail
  • Pavement regrading to meet ADA requirements
  • 18,000 s.f. of pavement micro-surfacing
  • Restrooms and water fountains
  • Fencing for protection of migratory bird habitat and environmentally sensitive areas
  • APWA Silicon Valley Chapter 2014 Project of the Year Award for Environment/Parks
  • ASCE 2014 Project of the Year Award for Bikeways & Trails



City of Healdsburg Downtown Utility and Streetscape Improvements

BKF was retained by the City of Healdsburg to provide utility and streetscape improvements in historic downtown Healdsburg.  The primary objective of this project is to increase pedestrian mobility through enhanced sidewalks. The project is creating pedestrian zones that cater to the passing public, window shoppers and those seeking an outdoor dining experience from restaurants adjacent to the new sidewalks.

  • Sewer, water and storm drain system improvements
  • Increased pedestrian mobility
  • Stormwater and drainage facilities
  • LID measures
  • Public outreach



Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)

BKF is providing on-call services to help SMART manage 70 miles of rail corridor property. BKF's responsibilities include right-of-way project management and support services.

  • 70 miles of rail corridor
  • 37 miles of track surveying and consulting services
  • Determining ownership of parcels, identifying easements and deed restrictions
  • Various legal descriptions and deeds



Highway 87 Widening, San Jose

BKF provided award winning design for the widening of Route 87 from four-lanes to six-lanes, including adding HOV bypasses at on-ramps in Santa Clara County.  In concurrence with the widening improvements, BKF also provided design for widening of the Willow Street Viaduct across the Guadalupe River, settlement repairs along Route 87 and the adjacent bike path, as well as damaged drainage culverts utilizing trenchless technology.

  • 5 miles of roadway from Route 85 to I-280
  • Widening from 4 to 6 lanes
  • New retaining walls
  • Coordination with Caltrans, VTA, and City of San Jose
  • 2009 CELSOC Engineering Excellence Award: Merit Award






Central Marin Ferry Connection Multi-Use Path,

Marin County

BKF provided civil, traffic, utility, hydraulics, project coordination, and Caltrans/Local Assistance and EP support services for the CMFC gap closure, providing bicycle and pedestrian connectivity between the Cal Park MUP and the existing MUPs and facilities located on the south sidewalk of ESFDB, including the Greenway MUP boardwalk connecting Corte Madera Creek.  The Project spans ESFDB with a new bike/pedestrian bridge residing within the existing Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Corridor, adjacent to the Caltrans NB US 101 On-Ramp to the west and various private properties to the east.



I-580 WB HOV Lane Widening,
Alameda County

BKF led a team that provided environmental clearance, including a Project Report (PAED) and construction documents (PS&E) for the I-580 Westbound HOV Lane Project in the Tri-Valley area in Alameda County. In addition to 13 miles of widening, 15 interchanges from Greenville Road to San Ramon Valley Road were modified and the work was coordinated, by change order, to effectively implement express lanes along the project limit.



Roundabout @ Escondido Road, Stanford

Stanford University’s goal is to transform the campus into a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly campus by improving safety and traffic flow at key intersections through the installation of roundabouts. BKF assisted with all phases of the project, including design, plan preparation, and construction support.

  • First roundabout on campus
  • Existing Conditions/Demolition
  • Site Layout/Horizontal Control Plan
  • Signage and Striping Plan
  • Grading and Drainage/Utility Plan



SR-4 Crosstown Freeway Project,

In an effort to provide connectivity of State Route 4 (SR-4) while simultaneously addressing inadequate access and future growth of the Port of Stockton’s West Complex Development Plan, BKF was appointed by San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) as the prime civil consultant to lead the Project Approval & Environmental Document (PA&ED) team effort.

  • Project Approval & Environmental Document (PA&ED)
  • Coordination with BNSF, CCTC, City of Stockton, County of Stockton, Port of Stockton, and Caltrans
  • Comprehensive public outreach and stakeholder coordination



Wilson Avenue,

BKF assisted with the award winning reconstruction of Wilson Avenue along the Mare Island waterfront between Highway 37 and Hitchborn Drive. The project included shifting the alignment of the roadway and incorporating a landscaped median and pedestrian access pathway adjacent to River Park.

  • 2008 Project of the Year (Solano Transportation Authority)
  • 2008 Project of the Year (California State Legislature)
  • 2008 Project of the Year (California State Senate)
  • Extensive community outreach
  • Multi-purpose trail
  • Roadway lighting
  • Native plantings between  trail and estuary edge
  • New vertical transitions improved drainage
  • Storm water quality measures



Belmont Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, Belmont

This award winning project located along the 101 corridor, serves to complete bicycle and pedestrian continuity and access across the highway mainline. BKF was responsible for civil engineering design and surveying services for conceptual and final civil designs for the pathways.

  • 2.4-mile pedestrian/bicycle bridge
  • 2012 Project of the Year (APWA Silicon Valley Public Works)
  • 2012 Small Project of the Year - Bridge Engineering Project of the Year (ASCE San Francisco Section)
  • 2012 Outstanding Pedestrian Bridge Project Award (ASCE Region 9)



BART Seismic Retrofit, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

BKF worked in conjunction with the  BART Earthquake Safety Program to upgrade seismically vulnerable portions of the original BART system. The project also included roadway/drainage improvements and upgrades to pedestrian/bicycle paths.

  • 10.6 miles of seismic retrofit of R line segment
  • Aerial guideway - 371 piers and abutments
  • 3 bridges (vehicular/pedestrian under-crossings)
  • Design integration at 3 BART substations and 5 parking structures
  • Roadway and drainage improvements



Stanford C1 & S1 Trails, Stanford

BKF has studied more than 30 miles of trail alternatives and completed the design of more than ten miles of trail along the riparian corridor. As the lead consultant, BKF was involved from  concept to completion, including construction administration and as-built drawings.

  • 2.8-mile County C-1 Trail 1.8-mile County S-1 Trail
  • 3 miles of pedestrian/bike scenic trails
  • Coordination with Army Corps of Engineers
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Creek Permit
  • California Fish & Game Permit
  • City Street Encroachment Permit
  • County of Santa Clara Encroachment Permit
  • Caltrans Encroachment Permit



State Route 152/156 Interchange, Santa Clara & San Benito Counties

BKF provided the civil engineering design and surveying for the award winning Route 152/156 Interchange Project. BKF prepared a Conceptual Design Report which included the development of ten geometric alternatives, incorporating various roadway, bridge, and tunnel configurations.

  • 1.9 miles of highway and expressway reconstruction
  • 9 geometric alternatives
  • CELSOC Engineering Excellence Award
  • CMAA Project of the Year Award
  • APWA Project of the Year Award
  • Mercury News: Number one as most improved traffic relief






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