Sacramento, CA….Caltrans Director Cindy McKim joined construction industry professionals for the 2011 Caltrans “Excellence in Partnering” awards, which recognizes contractors who put into action what they learned from the Caltrans’ Partnering Program to deliver successful highway projects throughout California. Caltrans provides free training for the construction industry, city and county transportation agencies, consultants, and small businesses who work on Caltrans projects. The training includes practical tools and tips, such….
as problem- solving and dispute resolution. Those who effectively used tools to deliver transportation projects were recognized today.
“These projects provide excellent examples of how Caltrans partners with its contractors to deliver quality projects safely and efficiently,” said McKim. “Effective partnering also results in lower costs, shorter construction schedules and fewer disruptions to the traveling public.”
The Gold award winners are:
· O.C. Jones and Company and C. C. Myers Inc. for the Interstate 205
Widening Project in San Joaquin County: this $92.1 project widened the
roadway from four to six lanes while installing new sound walls, drainage
and “weigh in motion” systems.
· Flatiron Construction for the State Highway 238 Widening &
Rehabilitation Project in Alameda County: this $103.5 million project
widened the roadway from four to six lanes while constructing three new
bridges and 12 retaining walls.
· Granite Construction Company for the State Highway 40 Pavement Rehab
Project in San Bernadino County: this $45 million project rehabilitated 30
lane miles of roadway, 36 bridge approaches and placed 22,000 tons of
shoulder backing material.
· The Las Vegas Paving Corporation for the Interstate 15 Mountain Pass
Project in San Bernadino County: this $64.9 million project which
rehabilitated a truck descending lane and roadway with on-site materials.
The Silver award winners are:
· Granite Construction Company for the State Highway 76 Improvement
project in San Diego County: this $22.3 million project widened and
realigned 1.3 miles of roadway over an environmentally sensitive area.
· O. C. Jones and Sons, Inc. for the Interstate 80 High Occupancy
Vehicle (HOV) project in Solano County: this $28 million project
constructed 8.7 miles of new HOV lanes, installed a new concrete median
barrier and rehabilitated the existing roadway.
· Granite Construction Company for the Interstate 80 Rainbow Concrete
Pavement Rehabilitation Project: this $25.5 million contract rehabilitated
concrete on 9.6 lane miles I-80 on the western approach to the Donner
· The Griffith Company for the Interstate 10 High Occupancy Vehicle
project in Los Angeles County: this $16.2 million project replaced pavement
with rapid strength concrete while constructing new approach slabs and
drainage over forty weekends.
The Bronze award winner is
· Teichert Construction for the State Highway 4 Construct Highway and
Bridges Project in Calaveras County: this $25.6 project constructed four
new concrete bridges and 2.4 miles of roadway.
For more information on the Caltrans Partnering Program and free training workshops available to contractors, visit
www.CaltransPartnering.com or contact program coordinator Ken Solak at (916) 654-6020 or