December 10, 2009: The Southern California chapter of the American Public Works Association awarded the prestigious Project of the Year award in the Streets and Transportation category to the City of Santa Clarita's Magic Mountain Parkway/I-5 Interchange expansion project, which addressed one of the most congested interchanges in the region.
Willdan and its team provided civil, structural, traffic, right of way, and geotechnical engineering and landscape architecture services, and assisted the City during construction.
The $50 million project achieved substantial, immediate improvements, under budget and ahead of schedule, while allowing for local businesses, developments, and utility companies to take advantage of the unique opportunity to improve the services they provide to their customers. Considerable thought was given to the future needs and development of the area, and incorporating them into the design of the project.
The project was completely funded by Newhall Land, the County of Los Angeles, METRO, with support from CalTrans, at a cost of $48 million, and was completed over a three-and-a-half year period.