Congratulations to the City of Elk Grove on receiving APWA's Sacramento Chapter Project of the Year awards for Environmental, Roadway, Parks, and Transportation projects. The four projects were managed and/or designed by Willdan,
Citywide LED Luminaire Installation
The City of Elk Grove converted 10,000 existing streetlights to LED luminaires, which use half the energy and last about 20 years.
During a one-year outreach and pilot study, the City installed luminaires in various test site neighborhoods which they published on their website inviting feedback. The $3.5M project brings annual savings of $400k, for a payback of <10 years. Willdan provided project management, design, and construction management services.
Bond Road & Bader Road Intersection signal - Transportation (Roadway)
The unique aims of the Bond Road and Bader Road Intersection Signalization Project were to preserve rural residential features of this region of the City of Elk Grove while improving traffic safety. Thorough public discussion and quick design adjustments to fit local needs resulted in a successful project which utilized wooden poles and wireless detectors, minimized pavement widening and protected trees. Willdan provided project management, design, and construction management services.
Island Park - Parks and Trails
During construction of Island Park, California’s drought became more severe, and dramatic water use cuts were required. The CSD/City design team worked with the contractor to change out 50% of the turf for non-irrigated bark mulch on very short notice. A deep root watering system was installed to establish trees with maximum irrigation efficiency in the bark mulch areas. The City used email and website updates to win support for these changes among park users. Cosumnes Community Services District designed the project; Willdan provided project and construction management.
Grant Line Road Widening and Grade Separation - Transportation ($10M-$50M)
Originally approved in 2005, the project to widen part of Grant Line Road and construct a new bridge over UPRR tracks was shelved for lack of funds. After 2010, it was awarded $8.2M from state rail crossing safety accounts. In addition, the City Project Manager requested design and staging changes which saved $2M. The large number of stakeholders required impeccable communication, outreach, and cost effective negotiations. The project was designed by Mark Thomas & Co., and managed by Willdan on behalf of the City.