Springville Drive Interchange over Hwy 101

Springville Drive Interchange over Hwy 101

Client: City of Camarillo

Location: Camarillo

Project Type: Highways, Bridges & Structures

Description: The Ventura County Chapter of the American Public Works Association recognized the Springville Interchange Project as its Transportation Project of the Year in 2013. The new diamond interchange provides access to the highway from local streets and a planned housing development. The cornerstone of the interchange is the construction of a 100’ wide, 200’ long box girder bridge over Highway 101 between Las Posas Road and Central Avenue. The project called for 300,000 cubic yards of dirt to be imported, 25,000 tons of asphalt paving, and 750 feet of 66” RCP storm drain, which was bored and jacked under the existing freeway.

118 Fwy Widening & Soundwalls

118 Fwy Widening & Soundwalls

Client: Caltrans

Location: Simi Valley

Project Type: Highways

Description: This Caltrans project widened a 6 mile stretch of the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley. It included the widening of four bridges, construction of 3 miles of soundwalls, and construction of an additional lane of traffic in the eastbound center median. The project also included about 12 miles of communication system to allow of monitoring of traffic along the freeway.

I-5 and Western Avenue Ramps and Retaining Walls

I-5 and Western Avenue Ramps and Retaining Walls

Client: Caltrans

Location: Glendale

Project Type: Highways

Description: The modification of on- and off-ramps at Western Avenue along the northbound Interstate 5 was built to relieve traffic congestion in the area, which is home to several entertainment companies, including Walt Disney Co. and ABC-7. The ramps were relocated to flow onto Flower Street rather than Western Avenue. The new off-ramp was constructed to widen from two to four lanes of traffic. Other work on the project included construction of retaining walls, utility relocation, and existing buildings being vacated and demolished before construction could begin. For its ability to work closely with Caltrans, subcontractors and neighboring businesses on this project, C. A. Rasmussen, Inc. was a gold level winner for the 2013 Caltrans Excellence in Partnering Awards.

Route 33 Rock Weir System

Route 33 Rock Weir System

Client: Caltrans

Location: Samta Paula

Project Type: Bridges and Structures

Description: The Hwy 150 rock weir job was a fish ladder built from rip rap to restore Steelhead migration up Santa Paula Creek. The first season of work saw many delays as Caltrans redesigned the diversion system. Originally planned to be staked to the ground, the redesign called for the 3-foot diversion pipe to be hung from large chains attached to rock bolts drilled into the cliff. The project included 7,000 tons of Class 3 permeable base; 7,900 tons of 2-ton rip rap; and 2,700 tons of 6-ton rock weirs.

Lindero Canyon On-Ramp Improvements

Lindero Canyon On-Ramp Improvements

Client: City of Westlake Village

Location: Westlake Village

Project Type: Highways

Description: This intersection improvement included the construction of a retaining wall system as well as the widening of the U.S. Route 101 northbound on-ramp and auxiliary lane. The scope of work also included roadway drainage, pavement delineation, electrical work and landscaping.

California State University Channel Islands – Entrance Road

California State University Channel Islands – Entrance Road

Client: California State University

Location: Camarillo

Project Type: Street Improvements, Earthwork, Bridges & Structures

Description: This project created a new entrance road leading into the university from Lewis Road. The four-lane entrance road is elevated on an earthen embankment and provides surface drainage beneath. Work included reinforced concrete boxes, a vehicular bridge and a steel truss-style pedestrian bridge crossing over a creek. Within the 30 acre project, C. A. Rasmussen, Inc. built 4,800 linear feet of new levee, processed around 300,000 cubic yards of dirt, and graded more than 2,000,000 square feet of pads and streets.

Madera Road Widening

Madera Road Widening

Client: Newhall Land & Farming Co.

Location: Simi Valley

Project Type: Street Improvements

Description: This project widened Madera Road from Presidential Drive to Simi Valley’s west city limits. The improvements included construction of a retaining wall, roadway paving, about 2,800 linear feet of curb and gutter, 13,900 square feet of sidewalk, a landscaped median and traffic signal modification.

Newhall Land & Farming Co.

Newhall Land & Farming Co.

Client: Newhall Land & Farming Co.

Location:Santa Clarita

Project Type: Bridges

Description: This project placed a prefabricated steel bridge over a busy street in residential Valencia. The construction included abutments and a concrete bridge deck, concrete walks, retaining walls, block curb and metal railing, parkway drain, traffic control, fencing and landscaping.

Tampa & Winnetka Avenue Bridges over the Los Angeles River

Tampa & Winnetka Avenue Bridges over the Los Angeles River

Client: City of Los Angeles

Location: Winnetka

Project Type: Bridges

Description: For this complex bridge project, both the Tampa Avenue and Winnetka Avenue bridges over the Los Angeles River were widened by 10 feet on either side and were updated to the latest seismic standards. The Winnetka bridge needed to be lifted completely off of its supports to replace its bearing pads. Rasmussen also constructed a segment of the bikeway that runs along the Los Angeles River. This work comprised cutting a notch into the side of the channel, driving piles to support a retaining wall and then placing concrete to make the 12 foot wide bikepath. Other work included CIDH, driven piles and utility relocation.

Norwegian Grade Rehabilitation & Roadside Safety Enhancements

Norwegian Grade Rehabilitation & Roadside Safety Enhancements

Client: City of Thousand Oaks

Project Type: Street Improvements, Paving

Location: Thousand Oaks

Description: This project reconstructed 1.5 miles of a two-lane road, including full-depth subgrade reclamation. Work comprised rock excavation, new drainage structures, road re-alignment and asphalt paving. Even with adverse weather and unforeseen changes in the design, this project was completed on time and within budget.